1. Refreshed Rustic
“Mixing contemporary and classic features in a kitchen is a great way to get longevity from the design,” says Rowena Gonzales, principal designer at Hong Kong-based firm Liquid Interiors. To achieve this old-meets-new aesthetic, Gonzales suggests updating Shaker-style cabinetry with modern handles. If the hardware is made of wood, consider repainting it in a trending shade, such as Classic Blue, the Pantone Colour of the Year.
“Use materials such as enamel, stainless steel, solid brass and copper finishes that are commonly found in heritage kitchens,” says Lim Wee Li, CEO of Kitchen Culture. To avoid an antiquated look, pair these vintage elements with modern Scandinavian accents such as the Anoli pendant lights by Danish brand Nuura.