Kitchen trends 2023

A rainbow of colours, texture, porcelain, and a contemporary look and feel are set to take centre stage in kitchen design trends for 2023, says the National Kitchen and Bathroom Association of New Zealand (NKBA).

After analysing the results of its annual NKBA Trends Survey, which explores the trends predicted by New Zealand designers for kitchen and bathroom spaces, the organisation says colour will be a major trend in 2023 kitchens.

Suzie Restieaux, Executive Officer of NKBA says though 28 percent of NKBA designers believe white will still dominate, the remaining 70 percent of designers were split across many hues. “NKBA designers are predicting a varied use of colour including timber, grey, shades of green, sand, desert, blue and beige.

Only 1.8 percent of designers suggested black was on trend for the upcoming year,” she says.

Designers say clients are already wanting bolder colours, such as midnight blue, yellow, and olive greens, with design student Alyx Turner adding green (mint and sage) alongside blue, to the mix.

Finish is also important. In 2023, 38 percent of NKBA designers predict matte will be the cabinet finish choice, followed closely by a textured look.

Christchurch designer Paula Humphreys predicts trends will include textured timber melamine, and engineered stone.

As for kitchen costs – NKBA members report that 31 percent of kitchens designed in 2022 cost $40,000-$60,000, 24 percent said $30,000-$40,000 and seven percent cost more than $80,000.

Image: Kitchen by Natalie Du Bois

Previous Post

Marinate it

Next Post

Poolside with a splash of style: Resene

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *