Interiors Inspiration: Seven Sophisticated Solutions to Update Your Kitchen This Summer

Does you kitchen look a bit dated? There are many clever ways to update it on a budget, and save the big money for your summer holiday. So if you are looking for a cheerful touch to update your cooking space for the outdoor season, have a look here.

 

1 MAKE IT MONOCHROME

Whether you are looking for a subdued alternative to your floral crockery, or want to make a statement with your tableware palette, black and white never go out of style. Strong, sophisticated, timeless; never be afraid to introduce this proven style recipe into your kitchen. Grey is also fantastically versatile, when in doubt. Offset this classic colour combination with a touch of warm metallic accessories, pretty utensils and colourful kitchen textiles.

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Hand-painted black and white ceramic bowlsWhite matted etched porcelain cups | Grey marble print vessels/votivesGrey geometric ceramic side dishes |  

2 PASTEL PALETTE

Summer is for idle afternoons and evening entertaining. Don’t neglect the daily essentials, such as glasses, jugs and serveware. Ditch the mismatched mugs, have a little a cupboard clearout and invest in some double-duty kitchewares in delightful, invigorating colours. 

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Coloured glass bottle vases | Pink jug | Handmade ceramic mugs

3 RUSTIC AND NATURAL 

It's the season to take it outside, and nothing is more satisfying that a bit of al fresco dining. Or having a picnic on the beach. We love the organic, earthy tones of a natural palette, the calm comfort of a rustic kitchen and from-oven-to-table enamel wares.

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Green marble and wood chopping/serving board | Brown forest marble chopping/serving board (as seen in Garden Heaven magazine) | Falcon enamelware oven and serving dish | Handmade rustic green-grey ceramic kitchen garden pot

4 MESMERISING METALLICS

Silver and steel have been kitchen staples for a while now, but it's time to update your cooking space with warmer metals like gold and copper, which make wonderful accents to most kitchen styles, but sit particularly well alongside muted and monochrome palettes. 

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Gold hammered metal vase | Barcart or decorative bottles in copper and black | Fairtrade vintage mirror handcrafted table coasters | Black and copper porcelain kitchen herbs pot 

5 COASTAL COOL

Nothing says seaside summer sophistication than a marvellously moody marine palette. Cosy and cool, it ranges from seafoam white to seagreen and beautiful blues. Shop our coastal selection for an instant seaside resort feel.

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Blue and grey coloured glass bottle vases | Turquoise chevron cushion | Nautical stripes cushion | Midcentury style Scandinavian dhurrie rug | Green faceted glass vessel 

 

6 BOTANICAL BEAUTIES 

Once you've got your irresistible utensils, it's time to add a little living green to your kitchen. Add a touch of invigorating botanical prints and containers that will bring the outside in. 

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Botanical art prints | Green coloured bottle vase |
Matte copper planter | Handmade concrete plantpot 

7 ETHNIC EFFERVESCENCE 

Banish beige linens and faded florals, and update your kitchen with a riot of glorious Moroccan and Mediterranean inspired colours and patterns. 

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What's your favourite kitchen style? 
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