5 KITCHEN STYLES FOR DESIGN INSPO
Your kitchen is as much about personal expression as it is practicality – and why should it be any different?
This is a place that, whether we like it or not, we’re sure to spend a lot of our time in. So, the kitchen style you choose should be something that you like looking at and being around.
A lot of the time, choosing the right kitchen style for you and your home isn’t as easy as it sounds. Afterall, there are lots of themes and offshoot kitchen styles available to choose from, which is why we’ve tried to simplify the process and break down the many options available into five categories, which you can then embellish and personalise as you please!
1. Modern Kitchens
Modern kitchens are about avoiding over detailed accessories and leaning towards on-trend colours and contemporary accessories. Whether you’re after a streamlined design with Scandinavian touches or a shaker kitchen with a contemporary feel, the Exeter Kitchen Store team can help you out!
If you’re in the market for a slab kitchen that offers an air of sophistication, then go for the Porter door (trust us it’s worth a check out) with its choice of silky matt finishes or reflective gloss design. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a shaker door with a twist, make sure you check out this stunning case study that’s a perfect example of a modern shaker kitchen.
2. Minimalist Kitchen Styles
Minimalist kitchens aren’t going anywhere! Simple, clean cut and effortless, this kitchen style only requires a few touches to create the desired look. Minimalist kitchen design is about living with the essentials, but it is not limited in design, with room for soft neutral shades to be added and space for key accessories to define the room.
Remo is a great door style for this theme as it requires no handle due to its J profile design, what’s more it’s got a great range of neutral colours to choose from. Impressions is another door from our range you can use to create a minimalist kitchen – to see for yourself, check out this gorgeous, modern kitchen.
3. Industrial Style Kitchens
Industrial style kitchens are going from strength to strength as an interior design trend. This is why our range includes doors with an industrial feel to them, so we’ve got you covered when it comes to staying on-trend! We have a stone effect door available with a stripped down, distressed feel to it in our versatile Impressions range. This powerful door is best used as a feature within a kitchen, alongside a simple neutral coloured door.
While door styles make a significant impact when it comes to creating industrial kitchens, there are plenty of other ways to achieve this look! For ideas of how to create your dream kitchen, visit our blog on Industrial Kitchen Design Ideas.
4. Eclectic Style Kitchens
Eclectic style kitchens, or maximalist kitchens are designed to accept your boldest design ventures and welcome everything you love. So if you feel like this style is your cup of tea, we recommend you check out some of our more exciting colours or perhaps opt for a door style that has a little more texture, like Milbourne.
If you feel a kitchen that completely reflects your personality is for you, make sure you head on over to our Maximalist Kitchen Design Ideas (link to blog) blog to find out more about this style of design and get some tips. Another outlet for creating an eclectic kitchen, is opting for more colour in the kitchen. A popular way of creating this look is by choosing a blue kitchen, as navy blue is both eye-catching whilst simultaneously calming and comforting.
5. Country/Rustic Style Kitchens
While modern and trendy kitchens always look great, there is something eternally special about classic kitchens. Traditional kitchens are designed to be cosy and welcoming, and our Mornington collection can definitely accommodate for this category.
The charm this real wood shaker kitchen radiates can be seen in Ian’s design, which was created with a nod towards the era his home was built in.
You can create country style kitchens that are either more modern in their design or with a traditional edge. Which ever style you’d prefer, we have the doors and design tips to help you create your cottage style kitchen.