By Felicity Page
As the seasons change and the weather cools, we find ourselves appreciating our interior living spaces more than ever. And as the heart of the home, the kitchen is a hub that many will look to makeover this Autumn.
Freedom Kitchens’ new Autumn 2017 Catalogue reveals that while white has everlasting appeal within the kitchen colour palette, it’s the inclusion of contrasting colours like metallics or matte black, luxe materials, seamless storage solutions, and interesting textures that are key to being on trend with the latest looks. See below for a taster of new season styles and trending elements in kitchens for Autumn 2017.
MEET THE NEW AGE SHAKER
This stunning kitchen is an example of how black is becoming the new white in kitchens. From tapware to cabinetry, black – and especially matte black – lends a luxe edge to the overall look.
This particular kitchen puts a modern spin on the traditional Shaker-style design with its Sierra cabinets in matte black offset by Caesarstone benchtops in pure white. The metallic highlight via gold tapware combines beautifully with other luxe elements like the marble splashback, and the supersized island bench top that offers plenty of seating and built in storage space.
MEET THE NEW NORDIC
The Scandi look isn’t fading with summer – the fresh appeal of whites, greys and timber tones make it a popular choice, that can be elevated with luxe elements.
Although fresh and relaxed, it’s the luxury features that make this kitchen feel special, from the waterfall Caesarstone island bench, to the eye-catching feature wall and splashback in marble herringbone tiles. Copper toned pendant lights make a stunning pairing to the blonde timber cabinetry in Sublime Teak Ravine, and also lend a warmth that is trans-seasonal.
MEET THE BOLD + BEAUTIFUL
Those looking to make a statement may opt to create some wow factor through warmth and texture, as demonstrated through this kitchen’s use of Cherry Riftwood cabinetry which flows right through to the butler’s pantry – scoring major points for seamless storage.
The stunning Caesarstone island benchtop in the new marble-look White Attica floats atop a custom down-lit shelf, adding to the sense of contemporary drama. This is then cleverly softened and balanced by the choice of art deco pendant lighting, showcasing once more that contrast is a key trend this season. Yes, you may recognise the kitchen from the last series of The Block!
Download the full Freedom Kitchens Autumn 2017 catalogue here.