Five top trends for creating your dream kitchen

Five top trends for creating your own kitch

Whether you’re the cook in your household, or simply appreciate good food, the kitchen is the heart of your home. It needs to be warm, comfortable and stylish, with layout, design and materials chosen by you to reflect your lifestyle.


May 18, 2021

Trends & Design

Platinum Homes partners with HK Kitchens (North Island) and Misco Joinery (South Island) to create kitchen concepts that please the chef and are inviting to family and guests. If you’re looking for design inspiration to create your dream kitchen – here are our five favourite trends for this year.

Wood is back

Out of fashion for a while, wood is once again making a statement in homes across the country. It’s sought-after and gives kitchens a fresh and natural look.

Colour your kitchen

Anything goes when it comes to colours. A pop of colour on the front of a kitchen island, or a bright splashback are popular design features, while dark coloured cabinetry is a great way to give your kitchen a sleek, modern design.

Handleless cabinets

Drawers and cupboards that push open will give your kitchen a streamlined and contemporary style.

Food pantries

Walk-in pantries keep rising in popularity. More room and easy access to food supplies makes life easier for the chef, and keeping it all behind a closed door means any untidiness is out of sight.

Statement splashback

Classic tile patterns and colours are always on-trend – a unique pattern such as the herringbone will make your kitchen stand out.

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