A dash of metallics, a sprinkling of texture and season to taste! Our designers have the recipe for the perfect kitchen design and they’re giving us the inside scoop… This year it’s all about personalisation, variety and stunning colour contrasts. So, revamp your kitchen this spring with our handy guide to the season’s biggest trends. 

Multiple Ovens

Unleash your inner Nigella with this stylish yet practical kitchen trend! From double oven features to open-plan spaces, expect to see more kitchen layouts that would please even the pickiest dinner party hostess. Offering more flexibility when cooking, multiple ovens are not only the saving grace of busy households, but are a sought-after feature of the social butterfly who simply loves to entertain.


Blue Hues  

From royal to pastel and powder to teal, blue is tipped to be THE kitchen colour of 2018. Not for the faint-hearted, this versatile hue is both bold and dramatic, making it the perfect statement colour for brave homeowners whose kitchen is the heart of their home. For a stunning colour-pop contrast, try eye-catching blue cabinets, classic white countertops and contrasting colour accessories.


Gold Accents

Gold has certainly stood the test of time, but 2018 is witnessing a shift in the norm for this rich colour theme. Think gold accents mixed with a warm neutral palette and organic textures for a beautiful boho feel. Feeling brave? Try combining this stunning hue with 2018’s ‘IT’ kitchen colour – rich blue cabinetry mixed with metallic hues makes a brilliantly bold statement that will keep you at the top of the style stakes from season-to-season.



Open-plan living has revolutionised our kitchen layouts, creating the perfect social hub for families and keen party hosts alike. Expect to see even more of this popular layout this year, but with a familiar twist… Designers are bringing back the classic island feature to take you from open-plan to broken-plan! Not just a pretty face, the kitchen island is working even harder in 2018 with integrated shelving, cupboards and even built-in sinks to provide a usable space that perfectly defines the kitchen, living and dining areas.

From beautiful layouts to convenient add-ons, our homes come complete with open-plan layouts, integrated fridge/freezers, double ovens*, five ring gas hobs* with splashbacks, washer/dryers*, upstands to worktops, stainless steel 1½ bowl sink, single lever mixer taps, chrome LED downlight, units with soft closers and bookcases in kitchen islands*. To learn more about our enhanced specification, check out our spectacular homes with Help to Buy.