Project in­spi­ra­tion

Our round-up of the hottest new kitchen styles, from up­dated Shaker to chic metallics

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UP­DATED SHAKER

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.

Words and pic­ture re­search / Linda clay­ton

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...

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