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Neale Whitaker's simple tips for an on-trend kitchen

Neale Whitaker shares some easy ways we can update our kitchen by introducing surprising materials and textures.

Often a bustling hub, the kitchen is an important area of any home. Now, Neale reveals we are seeing people play with colour palette and styling of this space.

"There was a time when it felt like kitchens were all white on white, but now we're really having fun with coloured cabinetry - which I particularly like," he says. 

Here, Neale suggests a few other ways you can easily add something new to your kitchen:

Colour splash

If you want to add some colour, but don't want to go too crazy, this might be the perfect solution.  

"I love coloured tiles as a splashback," Neale says.

"It's a great way to engage with trends that are out there without it being a permanent part of the kitchen." Joanne Hurt Broadfeather Design Project Manager adds. "It’s an easy thing to change over in a few years if we do get excited about a different colour or pattern."

Surface appeal

If you love the look of stone but can't even start to entertain the idea of maintaining it, consider quartz.

"There are a whole range of quartz surfaces that give the look and feel of natural stone without any of the hassle," Neale says.

Choose from beautiful stone or even a mock concrete look.

White hot

If you remain a traditionalist and can't go past white everything but want to add some kind of details, Neale suggests adding some accent pieces.  

"Think about injecting some timber or brass to give it more depth and interest," he suggests. "There’s a kitchen for every personality!"

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