Kitchen trends 2018: gold is here to stay

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Gold has been around for a while now, and it’s definitely going to stay longer. Milan Design Week was literally full of gold, with applications throughout all home spaces, kitchen included.

So here are 5 great ways to be on top of the kitchen trends for 2018 and embrace gold…directly from Milan Design Week!

Utensils and flatware

Without changing anything else, any kitchen can be enriched with a gold twist just switching utensils and flatware to the most precious of colours. There are some pretty affordable options available (TILLAGD from Ikea is one) and the effect is really special!

A gold kitchen colour scheme can work great in both sophisticated and more rustic spaces. Just make sure to blend your sparkly additions with the existing style, for a cohesive result.

An elegant yet portable way to embrace the gold kitchen trend. Gold spoons with clear textured glass dishes.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span> Another simple way to embrace the gold kitchen trend. Gold kitchen utensils.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign

Vases, containers and decorative items

Gold is the perfect choice for kitchen décor and there are options available in all shapes and forms. To keep the space functional, opt for gold vases and containers that are practical at the same time and can store cooking ingredients. Herbs for instance, look how vibrant this gold-green pairing is!

An example of functional use of gold in the kitchen. Gold herb containers.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign

Furniture

A gold island is certainly going to create a very original design feature (the one in the picture was the star of Miele booth at Salone del Mobile). But the list could continue: cabinet doors, shelves, backsplashes, bar stools, chairs…it’s always a good occasion to bring-in some gold!

Gold kitchen island, stating gold as a kitchen trend for 2018.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Kitchen: Miele (opened in a new window/tab)

Note that the gold repeats in all accessories and the faucet as well! This is really a gold kitchen!

Gold kitchen island and gold accessories.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Kitchen: Miele (opened in a new window/tab)

Light fixtures

Every kitchen needs good lighting, even better if it’s gold! Here is a little selection of pendant lights for all tastes...

Mood board with a selection of gold pendants lights.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Lights (from top left): Matter made (opened in a new window/tab)Flos (opened in a new window/tab), Artek (opened in a new window/tab)Casamania (opened in a new window/tab)Gervasoni (opened in a new window/tab)Hamilton Conte (opened in a new window/tab)

Appliances

This year, Eurocucina-FTK (the part of Salone del Mobile dedicated to the kitchen) convinced me that gold is not only a colour choice, it’s a kitchen trend in its own right. It’s not just about décor and furniture. Appliances manufacturers have also embraced the gold trend with a wide range of products, from gold burner covers on gas cooktops to impressive gold fridges.

Gold burner covers on a gas cooktop.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Cooktop: Gaggenau (opened in a new window/tab)
Gold kitchen trend. Gold fridge.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span> Close up of the gold fridge door.<span class="sr-only"> (opened in a new window/tab)</span>
Credit: DforDesign. Fridge: Liebherr (opened in a new window/tab)

Wrapping it all up, it’s a lot of exciting options to incorporate the latest kitchen trend and opt for gold! I have already started, with gold flatware and a couple of jars…

If you need assistance with your own kitchen, don't hesitate to check out my design services!

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