Great British Kitchens & Interiors: Kitchen Design Trends

5th September 2023

On 16th and 17th September, The Pantiles will welcome Sankey’s Harvest Food Festival to the iconic bandstand. There will be special guest chefs cooking up a storm on stage, using the fantastic demonstration kitchen kindly supplied by Great British Kitchens & Interiors – a family owned and operated company that has been creating beautiful, bespoke interiors since 1984.

The Heart of the Home

When it comes to the heart of the home, no room is more important than the kitchen. It’s where we cook, gather and create lasting memories. In 2023, kitchen design has taken a bold leap forward with a blend of classic elegance and innovative modernity. Great British Kitchens & Interiors, with their showroom at Orchard Barn, Badgers Mount, nr Sevenoaks, has been at the forefront of these trends.

1. Sustainable and Eco-Friendly Materials

Sustainability is a driving force in kitchen design. Homeowners are increasingly concerned about the environment, and they want their kitchens to reflect that. More kitchens feature eco-friendly materials like reclaimed wood, recycled glass and sustainable countertops made from materials like bamboo or recycled porcelain. Great British Kitchens & Interiors is committed to sustainability, offering eco-conscious options for every aspect of your kitchen, from design through to their manufacturing processes and materials.

2. Dark and Moody Colour Palettes

While white kitchens have long been popular, 2023 has ushered in a shift toward darker, moodier colour palettes. Deep blues, rich greens and charcoal greys are gaining prominence again, creating a sense of drama and sophistication. Contrasted with rich warm tones of natural wood finishes and brass hardware, Great British Kitchens & Interiors can help you find the perfect balance.

3. Smart Kitchens

Technology continues to transform our lives, and the kitchen is no exception. Smart appliances and integrated technology are becoming the norm. Great British Kitchens & Interiors can seamlessly incorporate smart features into your kitchen, from steam injection / cooking, voice-controlled lighting, to refrigerators that can suggest recipes based on their contents.

4. Open Shelving and Minimalism

2023 is all about decluttering and creating open, airy spaces. Open shelving is making a comeback, replacing traditional upper cabinets. Great British Kitchens & Interiors will help you design a minimalist kitchen that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing, without compromise.

5. Mixed Materials

Mixing materials is a trend that’s gaining momentum. Combining different textures, like wood, metal, and stone, adds depth and character to your kitchen. Great British Kitchens & Interiors offers a wide range of materials to choose from, allowing you to create a one-of-a-kind design.

6. Statement Lighting

Lighting is an essential element of kitchen design, and it’s becoming a statement piece. Oversized pendant lights, unique chandeliers, and LED strips that change colour can transform your kitchen into a visually stunning space. Great British Kitchens & Interiors can help you select the perfect lighting fixtures to complement your kitchen’s style.

7. Multi-Functional Islands

Kitchen islands are no longer just for meal prep. In 2023, they’ve evolved into multi-functional spaces. Great British Kitchens & Interiors can customise your island to include seating, storage and even built-in appliances, making it the heart of your kitchen.

8. Natural Elements

Bringing nature indoors is a trend that’s here to stay. Incorporate natural elements like stone countertops, wooden accents and indoor plants into your kitchen design. Great British Kitchens & Interiors can create a harmonious blend of nature and modernity in your kitchen.

9. Matte Finishes

Matte finishes on cabinets and appliances have gained popularity in 2023. They create a sleek, contemporary look and are less prone to showing fingerprints and smudges. Great British Kitchens & Interiors offers a variety of matte finish options to suit your style.

10. Personalisation and Customisation

Finally, personalisation is key in kitchen design. Great British Kitchens & Interiors specialises in custom kitchen designs tailored to your unique preferences and needs. From layout to materials to finishes, they’ll work closely with you to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Their showrooms at Orchard Barn; opposite Polhill Garden Centre is a true showcase for some of the very best home interior design in the Southeast of England. Displaying a wide range of completely unique bespoke living solutions.

In conclusion, it continues to be an exciting time for kitchen design, with trends that prioritise sustainability, technology and individuality. Great British Kitchens & Interiors, with its dedication to quality, sustainability and innovation, is the ideal partner to bring these trends to life in your home.

Visit their website at to learn more about their services and how they can transform your kitchen into a masterpiece that embodies the spirit of 2023’s kitchen design trends.