Latest Kitchen Trends
The kitchen in the urban Indian home is no longer the domain of the cook or the servant alone. With evolving family norms like working couples who prefer to rustle up their own meals and men working from home, kitchen set-up and decor are increasingly occupying a significant place in the field of interior decoration as the kitchen is no longer regarded as a space used merely to cook food but an intimate family space that must necessarily appear inviting and yet be useful and functional.
Formerly a kitchen was supposed to look dull and somber with stainless steel cabinets and fittings. Nowadays however, these are increasingly giving way to warmer metal tones as brass and copper. Even Iron and similar tones are becoming popular.
For smaller kitchens in city apartments, small, compact corner sinks are fast gaining popularity. This is not just a wonderful way to utilize that unused corner in the sink, it is also considered cute and chic.
Wooden accessories including wooden cabinets and counters can transform an ordinary kitchen into one of the sleekest, most elegant spaces in the house. More and more people prefer to accessorize their kitchen with simple yet superb wooden items.
Colorful splash-backs are in this season! Many interior designers and home owners are now choosing to decorate the kitchen with bright, vibrant colors and unleash excitement in the kitchen. Pretty iridescent tiles, marble slabs with interesting patterns and colorful latticed cabinets have become quite a rage with people who regard the kitchen as something more than a place to cook and store.
Kitchen lighting is no longer confined to boring bulbs and overhead lights. With regard to exposed lighting, the artistically inclined are increasingly veering towards light fixtures that are showpieces and marvels in themselves. On the other hand, layered lighting and lighting in hidden spots under shelves and cupboards are also catching the fancy of those with more subtle and understated tastes.
Countertops using black granite or quartz breathe character into the kitchen. Whether left glossy and varnished or with a dull matte finish, such countertops do not fail to infuse the kitchen with immaculate elegance. Black countertops with a matte finish are considered all the more stylish this season.
Open shelves and cabinets, though not quite the norm in Indian kitchens yet, are gradually being given preference by those who own not just pretty kitchens but pretty kitchen paraphernalia as well. Open shelving allows people to display their exotic collections of crockery and other delightful kitchen accessories that, needless to say, have their own special appeal.
Last but not the least, Indian kitchens, like their Western counterparts, are also being transformed into kitchen- cum dining spaces with large kitchen islands and elegant chairs or stools. This concept is especially gaining ground in condominiums and furnished apartments with modular kitchens. Wooden, Metal, marble-top, mahogany-topped, vintage-style, glass-top, or with bar stools- the gamut of kitchen islands is huge. It is only a matter of time before they gain complete acceptance in the urban Indian kitchen.
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