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Even if you don’t worship them, we all impulsively click on the word `trend’ when it pops up in a headline. Well who doesn’t love a little reno inspo? Especially when they’re about kitchens, one of our favourite rooms in the house.

So we compiled a few of our favourite kitchen trends for 2015.

Will you incorporate any of these into your renovation next year? Or is there something hot we’ve missed on this list? Please let us know in the comments below.

1. Mother Nature at work

 

 

From frosted almond to champagne beige, if Pantone 2015 Home Colour trend palettes are anything to go by, your kitchen will be awash with more neutral tones in the coming year. Get ready for off-white, gray and taupe with accents of purple for a look that’s polished and easy to live with.

2. Look out overhead

Rangehoods, they’re a practical necessity in every kitchen but due to their size can be rather unsightly. After years of trying to find innovative ways of hiding them, stylish versions have entered the market and many are now making them a big feature of the kitchen. From the black sleek versions to oversized traditional designs in copper or brass tones, the rangehood is shaking off its daggy connotations and embracing modernity.

3. Smooth operator

 

 

As the world gets busier and work takes a larger chunk of our lives, there is an increased desire to feel cocooned in our homes. People crave more natural aesthetics away from technology. This has resulted in smooth edges replacing the sharp corners, for a softer look on benches and corner cupboards. No more banging into corners with an `ouch’ or getting your pinky toe stuck on the edge of a cabinet anymore. Round edges not only look comforting, they’re also incredibly practical.

4. Pour favor

Who would have thought that something as common as concrete would become such a stylish feature of people’s most prized room? While concrete benchtops have been trending for some time, expect them to really hit mainstream next year. There are so many reasons for the explosion in popularity. Apart from their cool industrial feel, they’re practical hard surface means they don’t scratch, age or chip; they are relatively cheap to install, just pour in the mould and set (you can choose to coat it with gloss for a smooth look and feel); add texture to your kitchen with a porous look instead of the smooth hard surface; you can even get coloured concrete benches. Convinced yet?

5. Marble madness

Not sure if you noticed, but marble is having a major moment. From benchtops to splashbacks, Mother Nature’s favourite raw stone is making a comeback in the kitchen. It’s durable, easy to clean and looks luxe for years beyond the installation date. We love how Bec Judd has used Calacatta marble for her kitchen bench.

 

Credit Source: All images via our Pinterest board, Renovation Inspiration.