The kitchen is an integral part of any home. With open kitchens being in trend, it is imperative that the interiors be kept as impressive while taking that plunge. It is not just the arc that marks the entry and a snazzy chimney that define this space. “You and your family spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so why not make it as relaxing and pleasing as possible. Let your kitchen emulate your personality, so when people sit in the kitchen they feel it as an extension of your personality, and consequently your hospitality,” says Faiza Seth, interior decorator and CEO, Casa Forma.
Ashwani Narula from Bench Craft says, “Modular kitchen is the new style statement but keeping in mind the greasy food we cook, it is imperative to have washable paints and luster paints. Colours like metallic silvers, grey, copper and brown suit the set up.”
Simple and contemporary kitchens using white units can create a stunning and modern look. “For 2010, slate and charcoal greys are the new neutrals replacing browns and beiges. You can pair grey with any other colour for a hot pairing that will certainly make your kitchen stand out,” suggests Seth. Green too is a colour trend for the year. She adds, “Moss green looks beautiful in the kitchen and brings a bit of natural colours of the outdoors into the home. Lavender, on the other hand, is calming and signifies luxury.”
Some products readily available in the market can give a classy appeal to the space. Christine E Rai, creative director, Zaza Home suggests, “Natural stone lavatory sinks, bar sinks, bar faucet and wet bar sinks could be some options.”
In flooring, wooden and marble are evergreen trends. Hameed Khan, design team head, Sicis India says, “Conceptual themes like a wall can be done up in a continuous flow of a large scale design like a mural-modern abstract or floral or any graphic design. The zany shades on walls create a fantastic ambience. Also, high definition mosaics with geometric effect leave a memorable impact.”