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Kitchen Trends for 2013

What Are The Kitchen Design Trends for 2013?

2013 promises to be an exciting year for kitchen trends where experimentation with materials and design elements prevail. Look for designs to move away from glossy, white reflective cabinetry to kitchens with depth, texture and variety. We will see a Scandinavian design influence and a move towards better designed cabinetry details.

1. A Mix Of Textures

Glossy surfaces and glossy splashbacks dominated 2012. In 2013, we will see a move away from the polished kitchen to varied and diverse designs. Expect a mix of textures in kitchen cabinetry:  Natural finishes and materials (such as timber veneers) mixing with flat finished polyurethane and stainless steel. Bronze details will also make a statement.

Home of landscape architect Rick Eckersley Australia.

Mixing it up with a timber island, raw brick flooring and white cabinetry

Expect flat finishes to favour over gloss in 2013. In the kitchen above, black satin cabinetry, white-washed floors and concrete walls create a beautiful palette.

Hints of brass-like finishes, a polished concrete floor and exposed brick walls make up this kitchen.

Look for a combination of timber veneers and polyurethane satin finishes to rise in popularity in 2013.

A mix of surfaces and finishes gives this kitchen warmth and ambiance.

This kitchen design features a striking bronze mirror kitchen island.

This kitchen’s dramatic appeal comes from its black textured wall.


2. Cabinetry Detail

In 2013 we will see more emphasis on cabinetry details. Expect to see more attention to details such as the way the cabinet is joined and the junction between cabinetry and stone benchtop.

Detail-focused kitchen spaces are subtle but awe-inspiring.

Kitchens in 2013 will take inspiration from furniture design. The Scandinavian-designed buffet unit above is one outstanding example.

This kitchen showcases attention to details with cabinets that sit flush with the benchtop.

Details in the kitchen include void spaces, too.


3. Scandinavian Simplicity

Kitchen trends in 2013 will come from the simplicity of Scandinavian designs—pared back and minimal, elegant and unique.

This Italian kitchen has all the sleek lines of a Scandinavian inspired kitchen.

This minimal kitchen is uncluttered and follows the Scandinavian aesthetic.

A simple, classic kitchen is timeless.

Minimising kitchen cabinets can open up the space. Keep it simple, and think outside the box when it comes to floor plan layouts.

The dining table is an extension of the kitchen in this Scandinavian inspired home.

Open shelves keep this kitchen elegant and simple.


Flooring, lighting and ceiling design will become an integral part of the new kitchen in 2013. Look for textural and rich kitchens, incorporating the whole kitchen space rather than only the cabinetry.  Subtle and subdues surfaces and finishes will create the sleek and desired kitchen trend for 2013.

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