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‘2009 A Year Of Mix And Match, Zesty Brights And Inspired Neutrals’

You spend your life perfecting your appearance; conscious of what outsiders will think and thrive to create a great first impression in both your business and personal life, so why neglect your home? Interior design experts are dubbing 2009 as the year of mix and match, zesty brights and inspired neutrals, so why not invest in a brand new designer kitchen and bring perfection to every aspect of your life?

Amir Butt, Chief Executive at Alpha Group UK, who offer stylish Italian kitchens, fitted kitchens and designer kitchens, said, “We all expect fresh colours ahead spring, but the interiors market has seen something of an unfamiliar shift in recent weeks – a trend towards neutral colour selections rather than the vivacity or colour, usually seen at this time of year from interior designers spinning that colour wheel a little too hard.

“That said, there are still some complementary shades out there, which particularly lend themselves to the kitchen environment.”

Homebuyers have long perceived neutrals as ‘safe’ partly down to the fact that they timeless classics, that add longevity to a build. Creams, greens, browns and beiges are well known as the hues of choice favoured by those of us who like to steer away from showboating and go with something a little more ‘liveable’. Amidst the turbulent economic times, there is a tendency to opt for what we know rather than invest in something we may not be comfortable with, same goes for job prospects and spending in general.

Mr Butt, from the company who offer supply only kitchens, fitted kitchens and Italian kitchens added, “The current trend is to team dark woods in the kitchen area with acid brights. Yellow and lime green are huge this year but in moderation! One of our most popular lines at the present time is the Congo fitted kitchen, as it incorporates subtle design contours on feature doors and drawer fronts combined with a delicate wood grain finish ensure a stylish, contemporary edge to the design. When a feature wall in the kitchen area is painted in this seasons brightest hues and carefully selected artwork is hung to complement the choices made, the end result is a kitchen space which is practical, and cheery.”

Those opting for a more neutral palette are opting for the Java cream range of units available from The Alpha Group UK. Fresh, bright and welcoming, yet refreshing like a cool vanilla milkshake, the cream gloss used for this designer kitchen, creates a radiant and airy room, bouncing light around and making the space seem larger. Variations of bright yellow, are ideal for this design and golds, coppers and rich creams all go extremely well with neutral units, for a clean fresh room that oozes country cottage chic.

Mr Butt added, “This year we are all playing it ‘safe’ and the same goes for interiors, those looking to sell their home are opting for neutrals and those just moving in are seeking security.”

Email: tina@topposition.co.uk


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