It’s all about that brass for kitchens in 2015, featured heavily in everything from taps, sinks, range hoods, hardware, light fixtures and even bar stools. “I love the warmth and sparkle that brass adds to a kitchen – it looks wonderful with whites and greys and can be sophisticated, modern or preppy,” says Colleen. “To get that beautiful patina, go for an unpolished brass with a brushed look that will continue to wear over time.”
Walk-in pantries and wine rooms
Plenty of storage space has always been a must in kitchens, and 2015 will take it to the next level with large-scale walk-in pantries and wine closets. “The great thing about these walk-ins is that the room feels like part of the kitchen, but is a separate space which adds an exciting element for entertaining,” says Colleen. “In a more classic style kitchen, they can be hidden behind a cabinet door, but in modern spaces, steel-framed glass doors make these rooms even more amazing!”
Black and white appliances
Though stainless steel will always be a classic favourite, kitchens are seeing a resurgence of black and white appliances in everything from refrigerators to ovens. “Both look incredible and pair well with brass accents,” says Colleen. Instead of going for the old school block of a white refrigerator, opt for the sleeker, more streamlined appliances that blend in seamlessly to your kitchen’s architecture.