We've been talking a lot lately about the changing of the modern kitchen - what does this mean anymore? Our preconception of a modern kitchen today is gloss white, minimal and sleek. However, there has been a recent shift towards a 'modern traditional' style - rustic finishes, matt cabinet fronts, texture and natural materials... but with modern shapes and sleek geometry.

Another thing we have noticed has started to trend in the kitchen department is the use of marble or large scale stone slabs as back splashes, and the return of the shaker style kitchen.

In today's culture, the modern kitchen is whatever you want it to be. In fact, if you went really retro with your kitchen and finished it in a 50's style, as long as you kept the geometry simple and straight, you'd get away with calling it a modern kitchen. The new kitchen trend is towards simplifying form and function but being fun and playing with texture, material finishes and showing your personality! We love it.