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Our Top Ten 2023 Kitchen Design Trends - A guide to a year in Kitchens!

We've broken past the cold January blues and Christmas 2022 is but a distant memory. 2023 is in full swing and we can not wait to explore the exciting trends it has in store for us. Here is our top ten design trends we expect to be dominating this year.....

1. Embrace the Dark Side!

Make a bold statement by introducing dark colours into your kitchen! Often we can shy away from dark colours in fear of making the space too dark, small or cramped. However, with the right balance of dark doors, veined worktops and textures we can create a space that screams luxury and opulence.

Mackintosh Super Matt Jet and Walnut
Mackintosh Super Matt Jet and Walnut

The contrast between the warm taupe walls and dark Super Matt Jet doors helps balance the dark and light tones within the room. With the rich brown tones of the Walnut doors creating an inviting space that is certainly not cold and unwelcoming.

Make your kitchen unique to you, by experimenting with different dark shades, textures and tones. A pop of a metallic feature such as copper handles will really stand out on from a dark palette perfectly!

Kitchen Dark Moodboard Design

The Palette to the left has been created with Mereway Kitchens Burnt Nectar woodgrain door paired with their Warm Black painted door. Complimented with Caesarstone Oxidian Quartz, a remarkable dark grey base veiled by a rust-like effect that captures the movement of a beautifully oxidized surface with shadowy dark hues. Finished with an antique grey mirror splashback and copper handle to bounce light around the space!

2. Colours of Nature

If creating a dramatic dark space is not your cup of tea, no fear! We expect to see the calming colours of nature bursting into our homes this year!

Natural Kitchen Design
Botanical Green and Sylvian Oak

The Botanical Green Kitchen paired with the Sylvian Oak is reminiscent of a beautiful woodland forest. The earthy tones of the oak doors together with the warm green hues creates a calming natural oasis in the kitchen space! A soft mossy green really creates a natural image, hinting at a relaxed Scandinavian image.

Decorating your space with trailing greenery and neutral furniture will complete your indoor natural wonder!

Nature will not only be symbolized in the home this year amongst greenery, we will look to the skies and water with a variety of blue tones ranging from deep Indigo blues to light airy Cove Blues.

Blue Kitchen Moodboard Design Surrey

A kitchen palette inspired by the skies!

Our Spitfire Blue door resembles powerful stormy skies, adding an element of drama to any space. Combined with Dekton Liquid Sky worktops creating a dreamy cloud-like look!

Green Moodboard Kitchen Design Surrey

A kitchen palette inspired by a Forest!

Our Hunter Green door colour combined with Midnight Green resembles a leafy forest. Add a hint of woodgrain texture with Walnut doors and open shelving. Combined with Caesarstone Woodlands Quartz to provide rich warm brown tones.

3. Hints of Texture and Patterns

Whether you opt for a dark kitchen, light kitchen or a colourful kitchen, combining smooth finishes with hints of texture will add depth and interest to your space. From woodgrain to marble effects, concrete to linen patterns the possibilities are endless!

Kitchen Design Surrey Modern Interiors
Q-Line Diamante Ceramica & Tempesta Ceramica

Here is some of our favourite textures:

Surrey Kitchen Woking Samples Texture Design

Surrey Kitchen Woking Samples Texture Design

Surrey Kitchen Woking Samples Texture Design

4. Statement Lighting

Now that you've perfected the best combination of colours, textures and finishes within your kitchen, let's light it up!

Pendant Lighting

The crown on top of the island! 1 Light, 2 Lights, 3 Lights More! In a more traditional kitchen you may opt for a antique style fixture or large dome shade whilst in a modern kitchen a linear architectural pendant can look sleek and futuristic. Whether set in a row, at different heights from wicker shades to glass domes the possibilities are endless.

Pendant Lighting Kitchen Design Surrey

5. Butler's Pantries

The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home and the butler's pantry can form the heart of the kitchen! With different layouts internally from shelves to wicker baskets and oak spice racks, the butler's pantry is so versatile!

Kitchen Butlers Pantry Surrey Design

6. Bring the Party to the Kitchen with a bar area!

From lockdowns to lockdowns, we've become quite accustomed to a night in at home! However, staying in doesn't mean we've stopped the party! We are seeing a growing trend for incorporating bar areas into an open plan kitchen/dining/living space!

Kitchen Bar Area Surrey

With pocket doors, wine racks and wine coolers simply slide open the doors and let the party begin! (Even better when a breakfast station is situated right next to the bar for a coffee to help when the bars been used a bit too much!!)

7. Multi-Function Sinks

Blanco Kitchen Woking

The sink is a key area of any kitchen from cleaning to food and drink preparation, your sink needs to be flexible to meet your needs exactly.

Choosing a 4 in 1 Hot Tap will provide you with both boiling and filtered drinking water as well as Standard Hot and Cold. This enables hot drinks, boiling water for cooking as well as drinking water and the washing up all possible in the same place!

Carry on the multi function possibilities by choosing a clever sink bowl like the Etagon:

Blanco Sink Kitchen Woking Surrey

The integrated step enables removable accessories such as rails to be put in place to help from draining items to food preparation.

Complete your multi function sink area with a pull out bin unit:

Blanco Sink Bin Unit Kitchen Woking Surrey

Simply scrape all your food waste into the bin before cleaning at the sink! By enabling so many functions to be completed in one area of the kitchen, frees up so much more room for vital storage space!

8. Large Stone Splash backs

Eliminate annoying grout joints on a tiled splash back by continuing your worktop onto the splash back! Perfect for protecting "splash zones" behind the hob and sink.

The Surrey Kitchen Company Showroom Display

Go one step further and create an eye-catching feature wall splashback!

Large Stone Splashback Woking

9. Sustainability

Sustainable products in the kitchen industry are really making a bold impact, as they are not only a great choice for the consumer but for the environment too!

Sustainable Kitchen Company Woking

Here's a few sustainable product choices you can make in your kitchen:

Silestone Etheral Haze Quartz Worktops
Silestone Etheral Haze

Silestone Hybriq Worktops

HybriQ is a pioneering and patent-registered technology from Cosentino developed for the manufacturing of the new Silestone. A new high-performance blend of premium minerals, quartz, and recycled materials produced through a sustainable manufacturing process using 99% recycled water and 100% electric energy from renewable sources.

Sustainable Kitchens

Mackintosh Kitchens 100% Recycled Wood Doors

Mackintosh Kitchens have released a range of textured 100% Recycled Wood Doors. As well as being Forest Stewardship Council certified, they now incinerate any waste that cannot be recycled, which in turn creates energy, thus eliminating the need for landfill.

10. A Great Designer!

The Surrey Kitchen Company Woking Surrey West Byfleet New Haw Addlestone Shepperton Chertsey

Now that your spoilt for choice! Let us help you put it all together in your paw-fect kitchen design!

At The Surrey Kitchen Company, we are proud to offer the full design, supply, and installation service. Planning a new kitchen or home refurbishment projects may seem a daunting task. Our goal is to guide you through each stage from planning to completion. We aim to ensure your new kitchen matches your exact design, budget, and functionality requirements.

(Luca🐾is just filling in whilst our designer is on a site visit!)

Contact: for more info!

Phone: 01483 215029

Showroom Address: Unit 2 Octimum Business Park, Forsyth Road,

Woking, GU21 5SF

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