Our round-up of the hottest new kitchen styles, from updated Shaker to chic metallics
Shaking up an old faithful is best done with caution – such design is revered for good reason. Shakerstyle kitchens are the exception; it’s their receptiveness to constant reinvention that arguably keeps the Shaker door perennially ahead of trends. one of the most powerful ways to refresh a Shaker scheme is to rethink classic handles. try a modern inset design or go handleless. push-touch or electronic opening hinges allow the chunkyframed door to shine, while providing just enough detail to prevent a descent into flat-fronted minimalism. Another gamechanging update that can be used on an existing Shaker kitchen involves simply vamping up the paint finish. Not exactly rocket science, but switching an innocuous neutral for on-trend black can completely resuscitate a Shaker kitchen, with minimal disruption compared to replacement.
Project details Shaker specialist plain english uses inset brass handles and metal mesh doors to lift simple in-framed Shaker doors to new heights of style. this is plain english’s osea range, painted in Lamp Black and jack Black by Little Greene, with...