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Summer Kitchen Ideas: Embracing the Season for a Fresh Look

Jun 15, 2023 | Inspiration

Summer is here – and with the new season comes a fresh array of trends to inspire and uplift your summer kitchen decor. Even if modern life doesn’t require as many hours slaving over the stove, most families would agree that the kitchen remains the heart of the home.

In summer especially, the kitchen is the place where kids spend their mornings filling up on hearty breakfasts, where homemade ice lollies are devoured after a day by the pool, and family dinners are assembled by many enthusiastic (if not always helpful) hands. With this much natural activity and a constant influx of people, it certainly follows that many homeowners look forward to sprucing up their kitchens with new summer kitchen ideas – just in time for the season.

Summer kitchen with yellow cabinets and dark wood worktop and furnitures

A Fresh Coat

A fresh coat of paint has always done wonders for making a well-used space look and feel brand new, with cheerful and vibrant hues often being a favourite choice for a summer kitchen. Pick a feature wall in your kitchen and splash on some sunshine yellow, chilli red, or deep ocean blue paint. If you’re looking for a more unique look and have some extra time on your hands, try patterned painting. With a never-ending reserve of video tutorials online, homeowners could take their pick from a variety of creative design options, including textured fans and swirls or distinct patterns like herringbone or honeycomb using paint tape or stencils.

In summer, the kitchen is the place where homemade ice lollies are devoured after a day by the pool, and where family dinners are assembled by many enthusiastic.

Summer kitchen appliance with a pop of colour

A Pop of Colour

There are other ways to add a pop of colour to your summer kitchen if you’re not quite ready for the mess of a paint job. Colourful appliances and kitchen knick-knacks can add a quick and easy splash of vibrancy. If you’re looking for something more permanent, you could also incorporate new colourful kitchen splashbacks, such as those offered by Alusplash. With their wide range of options, homeowners are bound to find the perfect choice for their summer kitchen.

Summer kitchen traditional with a lot of light wooden furnitures

Natural Wood

The use of natural wood as part of kitchen design has long been a favourite among interior designers and homeowners alike and certainly seems to resonate with the nature-lover in all of us. Incorporating natural wood options for your kitchen utensils, flatware, and even furniture is a great way to bring a touch of warmth and nature into your space. These materials work best in summer when many choose to have their meals outdoors, by the pool, or in the garden, as they are often lighter and easily movable. Look for family-friendly natural wood options that are attractive enough for when guests drop by, making it the perfect choice for a summer kitchen.

Summer kitchen monochrome with white wall and open-sheles

Open Shelving

Summer is a season of constant movement and change, and in the kitchen, it often feels like we’re constantly taking out and putting back items. Open shelving is a great solution to this constant back-and-forth while also embracing a modern interior decor trend. It’s a wonderful way to showcase decorative dishware and add a touch of style to your summer kitchen. Both metals and woods can work wonders for open shelving, depending on whether your overall kitchen design is more modern or traditional.

Summer kitchen bring eco-friendly practices kitchen with plants and sustainable furnitures

Eco-Friendly Practices

Summer is an ideal time to incorporate eco-friendly practices into your kitchen routine. Consider purchasing a compost bin to manage food waste and create nutrient-rich soil for your garden. Additionally, building a little windowsill herb garden allows you to have fresh herbs readily available for your culinary creations. These sustainable practices not only benefit the environment but also provide an opportunity for the whole family to learn and develop a garden-to-kitchen mindset.

Embrace the season with vibrant paint, pops of colour, natural wood, open shelving, and eco-friendly practices in your kitchen. Share your summer kitchen ideas with us on Instagram @alusplash. Elevate your kitchen for memorable moments with loved ones. Cheers to a season of warmth, laughter, and culinary delights!


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