In 2017 and beyond, plywood will be a strong presence in joinery, particularly in kitchens and living areas. Its raw, textured and simplistic quality is quite a contrast to the materials we usually associate with a kitchen, embodying the idea of moving back to simple and functional materials and colours. This trend is all about embracing the raw or “naked” quality of this material.
We know white kitchens are popular – and have been for some time, as they date extremely well and work with just about any material or colour. In 2017, white will still be a staple colour in kitchens, however introducing timber accents, such as plywood, will become almost a necessity to prevent kitchens from becoming too bland and boring – after all, white and wood make the perfect combination!
Open plywood shelving is a simple and contemporary way to add storage to a space, and it looks fantastic filled with books and trinkets for a display bookcase or wall. A display wall is a great solution for an area that may be unusable for anything else but storage, but also a space where you could introduce a feature element to add warmth and texture. As plywood is such a cost-effective, easily accessible and workable material, you could even build one yourself over a weekend.