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Kitchen Trend Watch: High Gloss, Bold Colour

The age of the traditional country kitchen has had its day. Whilst the classic kitchen does still have its place, particularly in period houses, modernism is taking over, even in older homes: today's homeowner wants a low maintenance-high style kitchen, and who can blame them? High gloss kitchens are chic and stylish, and extremely easy to maintain, being both wipe-clean and less fussy than a traditional kitchen. And high gloss doesn't have to mean plain either: high gloss kitchens have gone bold and beautiful. Here's how to splash some colour and style into the heart of your home:

Add contrast

High gloss, bold kitchen units are all about standing out from the crowd. Don't be afraid to be bold with a look reminiscent of the brightly coloured kitchens of the 1970s. A great way of making your kitchen units burst with colour is to use a bright shade of cupboards with white or neutral walls. Think bright slash of lipstick red or mustard yellow against plain brilliant white walls; this look may take a little act of bravery, but you'll be surprised how much brightly coloured high gloss kitchens bring a home up to date.

Add warmth

If you're not quite brave enough to add a really bold shade of fitted kitchen, use a deep, rich tone instead: a rich, aubergine purple for example, or dark claret red. These colours of kitchen unit still give the same contemporary effect of a modernist high gloss kitchen, but by using a deeper colour you'll add warmth rather than the extrovert-factor. Teamed with sleek accessories and appliances, warm high gloss kitchens are the perfect place to entertain: who could resist a dinner party where the colour of the kitchen is as inviting as the colour of the wine?

Add sleek appliances

The finishing touch to the modernism look is the appliances. These need to be sleek, efficient, modern; the Miele 6000 range is exactly the type of appliances that you should be looking at as they look sleek and sassy against the bold colours of the kitchen units.

Not only is the design all encompassing, to give the best look possible, but the cooking experience is equally important. From fast reacting hobs, synced with cooker hoods, through to touch controls, you can't go wrong with the look and the function of the Miele 6000 range.

High Gloss kitchens

Add a bold high gloss kitchen to your home: visit the Art of Living

If bright and beautiful has caught your attention, visit Park Street Interiors for a range of colourful kitchen units. We'll help you create your dream kitchen with a contemporary, chic look and exceptional appliances. Our partners in the Art of Living group can also help with your quest for contemporary, with a range of tiles to complement the look at both the Stone Gallery and the Ceramic Tile Warehouse. It's time to be brave: it's time to inject some modernism into your kitchen units.