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Kitchen Trends for 2021: Dark Hues

21st January 2021

Looking at recent home decor trends there is no doubting that we have seen traditionally "accent" colours (dark browns, blacks, navy) become liveable, luxurious and comfortably cosy. Those deep hues of blues, browns and greys are becoming more prominent throughout kitchens all-over, from their walls to the small appliances. Would you dare to join the dark side?

Large Appliances

From fridge-freezers to ovens, we love how sleek dark colours can make something look so luxurious and stylish. Goodbye, stark-white fridges! Wanting to set the scene for your new-dramatic kitchen? Switching your appliances is a great way to start adding a darker vibe to your room, and perfect for those who don't want to go all-out and paint their walls. We think this Caple oven looks so luxurious and expensive.

For a slightly less daring style, you could always match a darker appliance against a lighter cool-toned surface or wall if you're just wanting to dip your toes into this style. This Hotpoint oven below achieves this look perfectly, with the black oven standing out against a lighter backdrop. Accessorise your kitchen with some complimentary darker-toned small appliances to really pull it all together.


When it comes to plumbing, most of us just settle for white or stainless steel for sinks and taps- I mean, it's what everyone goes for, right? Well, those who are really looking to delve into this design-trend will be pleased to know you can even match your plumbing! Check out this blackened-copper tap by Caple, it's so dramatic! We love the effect of the tap, whereby you can still see some of the copper shining through- metal and dark hues are always a great combination.

Too much for you? The copper version of this Caple tap would also do just the job, and would complement your new dark-themed kitchen perfectly. It definitely adds a next-level of luxury and style, plus would be timeless and suit any colour scheme! Super-sleek.

Small Appliances

To really pull everything together (or for those who don't want to commit to investing in a large appliance!), our range of dark-hued small appliances at Box are perfect for getting the look. From midnight blues to luxurious black tones, we've got you covered.

We love this matching Tower kettle and toaster which come in a beautiful midnight blue and gold colour scheme- it really does shout luxury! Your toaster and kettle no longer have to be boring, give them centre stage for a change. We think Tower has really captured this trend and the textured effect on the appliances really adds definition and style against their dark tones.

For those wanting to go all-out, we'd suggest going all the way and adding some black appliances which will be sure to stand out in your kitchen. To keep it even more luxurious, look for those with touches of metal, such as gold, which add a lovely flair. Tower really do hit the nail on the head with this style and offer a range of different kettles and toasters which fit this theme.

It doesn't end there either! This colour scheme can flow throughout your kitchen, from food mixers to even coffee machines. At Box, you can achieve the whole theme by exploring our wide range of dark kitchen appliances. Everyone loves matching appliances right?

Will you be following this trend? We can't wait to see what other kitchen styles trend this year!

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