Innovate your kitchen in 2024 with these 7 trends - Grand Designs Magazine

Innovate your kitchen in 2024 with these 7 trends

These kitchen inspiration ideas can transform your space

Promotional Feature By Jason Podesta |

As we step into 2024, the realm of kitchen design is undergoing a captivating transformation, marked by innovative trends that seamlessly blend style, functionality, and sustainability. Expect to witness a departure from traditional monochromatic palettes as kitchens embrace a dynamic burst of colours, with earthy tones taking centre stage. Materials are becoming a playground for creativity, with a notable rise in popularity for eye catching and bold worktops. The heartbeat of the modern kitchen is also tuned to the rhythm of sustainability, with a surge in demand for energy-efficient and eco-conscious appliances, promising not just aesthetic appeal but a commitment to a greener, more responsible culinary space. In 2024, kitchens are not just spaces for culinary artistry; they are canvases for sustainable living and contemporary design.

1. Matching the backsplash with worktop

Matching a kitchen worktop and backsplash is a clever choice for several reasons. Firstly, it creates a harmonious and unified look in the kitchen, giving it a polished and well-coordinated appearance. This cohesion can make the space feel more organised and visually appealing. Additionally, matching materials or colours between the worktop and backsplash can help tie the entire kitchen design together, creating a seamless flow.

ROCCIA used the Dekton Laurent worktop and splash back in this Next125 Kitchen to create a sleek and elegant look.

The Dekton Lauren and Onyx Black Fenix kitchen from next125

2. Ditch the dining table

A kitchen island offers a dynamic and multifunctional space that surpasses the traditional dining table in versatility. Unlike a fixed dining table, it provides a centralised hub for various activities, serving as a prep area, casual dining spot, and social gathering space all in one.

Calacatta gold marble quartz and sand grey matt kitchen from Schüller

3. Green colour scheme

Green, in its various shades, evokes feelings of freshness and vitality, making it an ideal choice to infuse kitchens with a vibrant and lively atmosphere. From rich emerald hues to soft sage tones, green adds a touch of sophistication and versatility.

The traditional Jacobs and Sons kitchen below is a perfect example of how adding shades of green gives your kitchen a lively atmosphere.

Traditional green cabinet kitchen by Jacob and Sons

4. Marble and stone everywhere

Marble and stone are becoming increasingly popular in kitchens due to their timeless beauty, durability, and ability to add a luxurious touch to any culinary space like this example from Jacob and Sons. The natural veining and unique patterns inherent in these materials contribute to a sense of individuality, transforming

kitchens into sophisticated and visually appealing environments.

Arabescato Vagli marble worktop by Jacob and Sons

5. Waterfall style worktop

Homeowners are increasingly drawn to the seamless and uninterrupted flow of this design, where the countertop extends vertically down the sides of the cabinets, creating a visually striking and cohesive look. The clean lines and minimalist appeal of waterfall edges complement modern kitchen designs, providing a sense of sophistication and timeless elegance.

Marble Nero and Gloss Glass Platinum kitchen from next125

6. Sustainability in appliances

Gaggenau is committed to the principle of sustainability and the responsible use of resources. A prime aspect for Gaggenau is the use of high-quality materials that also ensure product longevity.

Around sixty researchers and engineers work closely with a team of designers in an ongoing development process. New developments always strive to result in energy-efficient products.

Photo: Gaggenau

7. Floor tiles/ large format tiles

Large format tiles transform a kitchen with their sleek aesthetic and functional benefits. They typically exceed 15 inches in size, and create a seamless and spacious appearance, minimizing grout lines for a cleaner, more expansive look.

Beyond aesthetics, their size reduces installation time, making them a practical choice. In kitchens and bathrooms, large format tiles minimise maintenance by minimising grout and enhancing hygiene.

Their expansive surface area often showcases intricate patterns and textures more effectively. Whether replicating the look of natural stone or providing a modern, monochromatic backdrop, large format tiles can redefine an interior space.

But don’t think they’re limited to huge rooms. Large-format tiles can make even the smallest kitchen or bathroom special. Tile specialist ROCCIA has the trend covered with large-format wall and floor tiles to suit every space.

Large format tiles by ROCCIA

8. One Stop Shop

The tiling you choose has a big impact on the design of your kitchen. ROCCIA supplies a huge array of premium quality tiles sourced from providers around the globe.

At ROCCIA’s stores in Bolton and Preston, Lancashire, wood-effect porcelain, slate, stone, marble, and concrete are on display so you can get a real feel for the product before committing to your kitchen revamp. ROCCIA’s trained advisers are on hand to give you all the expertise and reassurance you need.

What’s more, ROCCIA isn’t just about tiles. The flagship award-winning Preston showroom specialises in bathrooms as well as kitchens, plus even modern Italian furniture so that you can get everything you need under one roof. Click here to find out more or make an appointment to visit.