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Summer trends in the kitchen

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With the summer having finally arrived in Britain, we’ve been inspired to bring a little bit of sunshine into the kitchen. From the perfect palette to must-have summer accessories, we’ve got all the top summer kitchen trends covered in today’s blog…

Summer shades

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Keep your space as light and airy as possible by choosing a light and bright colour palette with a splash of metallic. Stainless steel, copper and bronze are all in fashion – with the latter adding a lovely warm hue to your kitchen space.

Social spaces

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Summer is all about those late night soirees, cocktail parties and barbecues – so why not cater for this with an impressive kitchen space. Make as much room as possible for socialising in your kitchen with an open plan layout. Use bar tops or a kitchen island for serving up foodie delights and add a few soft furnishings to encourage your guests to relax.

 Bring the outdoors in

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To add a summer garden touch to your kitchen, grow your own herbs indoors. It will add a fabulous touch of greenery and an extra special addition to your food. Remember to maximise natural light in your kitchen space too, with large floor to ceiling windows that you’ll appreciate in both summer and winter.

Invest in good storage space

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In the hot summer weather we want everything to be clean, tidy, simple and fuss-free. Get rid of all that kitchen clutter by investing in proper storage space such as kitchen islands with cabinetry and hidden drawers. Opt for sleek lines and a handleless finish if you’re looking for the minimalist look.

Get the gadgets for sumptuous summer food

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Impress your guests with food that’s cooked to perfection. Neff, our preferred appliance brand, offer a whole host of ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and more that make entertaining easy. Use the warming drawers to keep canapés and snacks fresh, warm and succulent – just like they were meant to be – and use Neff’s Vitafresh fridge to keep your veggies crisp and fresh, no matter what the weather.

Get the gloss

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Gloss finishes are great for summer and key to modern living. The high-shine look helps to create a feeling of space and makes the most of available light. Combine with bright colours for the best results.

 Touch-me textures

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Bring the natural habitat inside with textured materials. Combine your high-gloss finishes with oak and wood for a look that’s both traditional and modern. Another great alternative to high-gloss worktops is marble, which gives off a similar light and airy feel.

Which of these trends will you be bringing into your kitchen this summer? Share your summer inspiration in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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