Hi all, Rob here, and today I want to give a quick overview of the new colour trend we see for 2017…

For several years we have seen a distinct split in colour choices for kitchens with slab doors and their modern designs mainly chosen in various shades of whites and greys… and their traditional styled counterparts coming in painted finishes of creams and pastel colours such as sage greens or pale blues.

Now we know that these colours will again be towards the top of many clients wish-lists in 2017 but we predict 2017 to be the year that a bold statement will be made in both modern and traditional styles being chosen by many of our clients…

2017 is the year of Black!

Several years ago, black gloss doors where produced by nearly every kitchen manufacturer and they were pushed as complete kitchens or statement (aspect) pieces in many showrooms, but unfortunately not chosen by many clients. There are many theories why black gloss did not ‘take-off’, was it the fear of such a dark kitchen, the fear of scratches and dirt showing more noticeably, or do people just not like black kitchens?

I can tell you now that black gloss doors were a nightmare, and yes, on inferior manufactured door finishes they did show up dirt, marks and scratches like many a motor car experience that owners had experienced, so why now do we believe 2017 is the year pf Black?

The answer is that we really love the new finishes available in black from our manufacturer Schuller, such as ‘Silk Gloss’ or ‘Satin’. The textures are lovely and finished in ‘Lava Black’ which is a much subtler shade of black compared with many black kitchen colours of the past…

  

Surely black is black? Well no, just as there are shades of greys and creams, there are also shades of whites and most definitely blacks. Lava Black is a very toned down black and with the silk gloss and satin finishes available we believe this is a winner for 2017.

(Vienna range in Lava Black Satin)
Combine Lava Black with timber aspects such as panel cladding, shelving and feature units and you really do have options aplenty, and the real winner is that this finish looks just as stunning in modern, traditional or classical styles and designs for your kitchen.

Time will tell I am sure, but we are very confident of this colour and design options, so much so that one of our new kitchen displays in our design studio in York has just been completed in Lava Black on the Casa door. Not sure what you think? Come down and have a look, and then tell us what you think…