Kitchens have always been the heart of the home, a place of nourishment, connection, and creativity. But as we’ve moved into 2023, we’ve noticed some exciting shifts in how we conceive and design this essential space. So whether you’re thinking of updating your kitchen or just a fan of interior design, here are the nine hottest kitchen trends of 2023 that you should watch out for.


1. Going Green

One of the most exciting kitchen trends of 2023 is the move towards sustainable, eco-friendly designs. Many homeowners are increasingly aware of their carbon footprint and are making conscious choices to minimise waste and energy use in the kitchen. This trend is reflected in appliances that boost energy efficiency, countertops that are made from recycled materials, and increased use of natural light.

Our kitchens are fitted with a wide range of high tech appliances that are made with sustainability in mind. With whatever model you choose, you are guaranteed high-quality performance with integrated green technology. Additionally, for many of our designs, we utilise as much natural light as possible, ensuring your dream kitchen is as eco-friendly as possible without sacrificing style.

Eco-friendly kitchen trend with plant

2. Minimalist Mastery

The minimalist kitchen aesthetic remains a growing trend in 2023, with clean lines, uncluttered surfaces, and functional design taking centre stage. Emphasising ease of use and simplicity, this trend is perfect for those who want their kitchen to be a calm, peaceful retreat.

At QK Living, we have many kitchen styles that are perfect to bring your minimalist style to life. This Sulia Handleless Kitchen comes in a multitude of colours and finishes to ensure your kitchen is exactly to your taste.

(Our Sulia Handleless Kitchen, an example of Minimalist design)

Minimalist Mastery

3. Bold Colour Palettes

The kitchen of 2023 isn’t afraid of a little colour. This year we’re seeing a shift from the traditional white and grey kitchens to bold, vibrant colour palettes. Expect to see deep blues, bright yellows, and even rich purples being used for cabinetry and backsplashes.

We have an extensive range of colour options to choose from here at QK Living, and our designers will work with you to design a kitchen that is vibrant, unique and embodies your personality within every inch. This Milbourne Kitchen is a gorgeous example of how you can incorporate colour into your space whilst ensuring it remains a calm, peaceful environment for the whole family to enjoy.

4. Mix and Match

This kitchen trend of 2023 is all about individuality. Mixing and matching different styles, textures, and colours creates a unique and personal touch to the kitchen. So don’t be afraid to pair that rustic farmhouse table with sleek modern chairs or those industrial light fixtures with your traditional cabinetry.

A lot of time is spent in the kitchen, so why not make it your own? With endless styles, colours and finishes to choose from, we can guarantee your kitchen will be truly one of a kind. This Classic Fitzroy Kitchen embodies a warm traditional style kitchen, adding a modern feel with a marble backsplash and gold detailing.

(Our Classic Fitzroy Kitchen, showcasing the Mix & Match Style)

5. Smart Kitchens

As technology continues to evolve, so do our kitchens. Voice-controlled devices, smart refrigerators, and other high-tech gadgets are becoming more and more commonplace in the kitchen. These innovative tools not only offer convenience but also help streamline cooking processes and improve efficiency, making this trend one of the more popular kitchen ideas in 2023.

Our Elica kitchen hoods, induction hobs and extractors streamline your kitchen. With the increasing widespread diffusion of the IoT world, it has become common practice to manage all your devices with a Wi-Fi connection. You can control your extraction hood with the dedicated Elica app or through voice control to turn it on or off, adjust the extraction speed or intensity and the colour of the light simply with a click or the help of the most popular vocal assistants.

6. Natural Materials

Embracing the beauty of the natural world is another significant kitchen trend for 2023. Materials like wood, stone, and clay are being used to create a warm, organic feel in the kitchen. It’s not just about the aesthetics but the tactile experience that these materials offer.

All of our kitchens are made with the finest materials and expert craftsmanship to ensure longevity and timeless appeal. We have a multitude of stone styles to choose from for your kitchen, that are safe for food preparation as well as stain, scratch, and chip-resistant. This Belsay Smooth Kitchen is a contemporary narrow frame design with an angled centre panel that features a stone backsplash accompanied by wood detailing to create a stunning, natural space for your home.

(Our Belsay Smooth Kitchen, made with natural materials)


7. Open Shelving

This year we’re moving away from traditional closed cabinetry and towards open shelving. Open shelves offer a way to showcase beautiful dishware, plants, and other decor while also making items more accessible. It’s a trend that lends an airy, spacious feel to any kitchen, and one that should definitely be considered for your home in 2023.

This Porter Kitchen is a great example of a gorgeous kitchen space featuring open shelving units. This feature is a testament to the trend of seamless usability and visual appeal. These shelves are designed to show off your best kitchenware, cookbooks, and curated pieces of decor, allowing you to customise your space. At QK Living, we have a wide range of high-quality kitchen storage units. We can advise you on which units would suit your dream kitchen best.

(Our Porter Kitchen, an example of open shelving)


8. Large Kitchen Islands

The kitchen island trend is not going away anytime soon and is another prominent design in 2023. In fact, islands are getting even larger, acting as the kitchen’s focal point, offering ample storage and prep space, and often doubling as a casual dining area.

This Clarendon Kitchen features a spacious kitchen island that will be the focal point of your space. It features an abundance of storage options that can be fitted with wine coolers, sinks or internal drawers so you make the most of your space.


9. Industrial Vibes

The industrial style, with its raw materials and exposed structures, is a powerful trend in kitchen design for 2023. Think stainless steel appliances, concrete countertops, and exposed brick walls. The result is a tough, practical space that doesn’t sacrifice style.

This Alpina Kitchen is a great example of how you can create a modern, industrial-style kitchen that is also warm and inviting. Featuring heavily textured timber grain doors with exposed brick walls, this kitchen is sure to be the heart of your home.


(The Alpina Kitchen, an example of our Industrial design)

In conclusion, the kitchen trends of 2023 are about more than just aesthetics. They reflect broader cultural shifts towards sustainability, technology, and individual expression. Whether you’re planning a kitchen remodel or just looking to update a few elements, these trends offer plenty of inspiration in 2023. Your kitchen isn’t just a place to cook; it’s a place to express your style and make a statement.

So why wait? At QK Living, we can help you create the kitchen of your dreams. Our designers will create a design that is perfect for you and your family with your style in mind. Hopefully, this blog on the latest kitchen design trends in 2023 has given you some inspiration. Get in contact with our expert team today to book your consultation at or phone us at 01 426 7200.