Utopia    Guest Blog 29 Jan 2018

Daval speaks style – these are the key trends we should be concentrating on in 2018

We’ve spoken to Daval’s Managing Director, Simon Bodsworth to discuss the key kitchen trends we should stick to in 2018. Here’s what he had to say…


“The modern homeowner is looking towards ultra-thin profiles, uniformity of design and a visually lightweight aesthetic that offers practical living. Accordingly, contemporary kitchens are moving away from the chunkier profiles and looking to slim, thinner contouring. Material selection is also a key consideration, seeing the use of accent metallics and matt finishes being used to define more minimalist décor and furniture.”


For a classic look, Simon suggests opting for a “shaker style doors and slab drawer combination,” which will “help maintain classical proportions while retaining a modern look and feel… capturing the trend for retro revival perfectly, classic kitchen schemes in 2018 will offer old world traditional styling met with contemporary functionality and performance.”


“Grey remains the frontrunner for contemporary kitchen design, with colours like Charcoal and Dove Grey increasing in popularity. To ensure a grey kitchen scheme does not become monotone and potentially feel cold or clinical, opt for a refined combination of oak and blonde woods like Ash to create a warm tactile aesthetic with subtle foundation.”

Grey can also be added through texture-rich materials, such as “marble and stone. Slate, Concrete, Steel and Basalt stone effect laminate finishes are bringing a more industrial, raw aesthetic to the modern kitchen whilst bringing tactility and extrasensory appeal.”

While Simon says that, instead of the popular Ultra Violet hue, “blue will become the colour of the moment with darker shades proving most popular: Slate, Steel and Denim Blue, Heritage Blue and dust grey. No longer are powder blue and periwinkle the go to shades of blue, instead moody blue interior design statements are set to be the preferred colour palette this SS18.


“For the added touch of luxury consider more avant-garde room accents. Glass and mirror, leather bound handle details, copper splashbacks, dramatic pendent lights and felt lined drawers can be all it takes to elevate your new 2018 kitchen.”

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