Kitchen design trends 2023
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Kitchen design trends 2023

It makes sense when planning your new kitchen to find out what is possible, what are the latest kitchen trends, and what the top designers are doing.

Of course, it doesn’t mean that you have to adopt everything into your own space. Chances are that your kitchen is smaller than the ones you see in the magazines and that you don’t have the space for things like huge islands the family can gather around or supersized fridges and freezers.

But what you can do is use their ideas to provide some inspiration, because they can be adapted to suit almost any kitchen. These are just some of the kitchen design trends we think are going to be big in 2023 that are also going to be practical choices for most kitchens we come across.

Showing your eco credentials

We mentioned sustainability as one of our key kitchen design trends for 2022, and you’ll hopefully be pleased to know that, if anything, this is going to be more important than ever this year. Make sure you know what your kitchen is going to be made from and what is likely to be happening to it in the future – that means materials made from recycled or responsibly sourced materials that won’t end up in landfill. 

Of course, you’re far more likely to be able to get your kitchen made from sustainable materials that aren’t going to be using up any more of the planet’s natural resources than necessary if you engage the services of a bespoke designer and installer such as Highline Design & Build. 

Floor-to-ceiling cabinets

floor to ceiling kitchen cabinets

We touched on this subject in our previous article on creative kitchen storage, but if you’re having your kitchen redesigned this year, make sure you ask for cabinets that make the best possible use of the space at your disposal. Most kitchens have several inches’ worth of wasted space between the top of their wall cabinets and the ceiling that’s generally only good for gathering dust.

Taking your cabinets all the way to the top won’t just give you extra storage space to hide things away and keep your kitchen looking clean and tidy. It will also make for a more complete look for your kitchen – just remember not to put things you use every day in those higher cupboards!

Smart appliances

Modern technology isn’t just making our lives easier, it’s also enabling us to do certain things more economically and more efficiently. But when we talk about ‘smart appliances’, we’re not just talking about things that are cleverly designed, we’re referring to ones that can be operated remotely, whether via Wi-Fi, an app on a smartphone or a virtual assistant.

What does that mean in practice? Well, it could be a fridge that tells you when you’re running low on milk; a dishwasher that alerts you when it thinks it might have a problem that needs fixing; or how about a microwave that when you tell it you want it to thaw some frozen chicken, it does exactly that without you having to weigh it and then consult the manual to work out times and temperatures?

2023 colours

dark green kitchen

2022 kitchen colour trends were all about blues and greens, and it seems 2023 is developing on that theme by going strong on earthy tones. That means things like sandy tones, dark greens and terracottas to create a calming but creative environment. They’ll also go nicely with those eco-friendly materials we were talking about earlier.

Having said that, black is also going to be a popular colour for kitchens this year – although you probably don’t want to overdo it. If you don’t want to make it the dominant colour in your kitchen, you can always use it for your work surfaces and splashback to make a bold statement that will also look stunning.

Mixed metals

Metal is used throughout most kitchens, including cabinet handles, taps, hinges and appliances. Instead of using the same tones and metals throughout, mixing them up a bit is a popular choice at the moment, although it is still advisable to have one dominant tone. Gold, copper and brass are all good choices.  


When the time comes to refresh your kitchen, why not get in touch with the kitchen design and installation specialists at Highline Design & Build? We’re also your local experts for kitchen extensions that can give you the chance to create your dream kitchen from scratch.

For a free home visit to discuss your kitchen design ideas and options, please get in touch with us today. We work in Egham, Twickenham, Weybridge and the surrounding areas.

How long will my project take?

Each project is different and the size of the build will determine the time it will take to complete; however, an average rear extension/loft conversion will take approximately six weeks from start to finish.

Will I be able to live in my property while the work goes on?

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Will someone be on site every day?

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Will an extension add value to my property?

Absolutely, it is becoming more and more popular to add space to your existing property instead of the hassle and fees involved with moving. Adding additional square meterage can add up to 10-20% onto the market value.

Can you help with plans/designs?

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It will depend upon whether you are applying for permitted planning or full planning permission. Different councils work to different timescales; however, as a guide from submission of plans it will take approximately 8-12 weeks.