Long gone are the days of hiding our kitchens away, now homeowners and restaurants alike are showing off their cooking spaces. Instead of homely country styles, the latest trend is for sleek, often open plan, industrial style kitchens.
Metro tiles have an effortless cool; they look equally at home in an old subway or tube station as they do in a trendy cocktail bar, and this is also true for kitchens and bathrooms. Now available in a range of colours, metro tiles can be laid in a variety of patterns to create different looks. For a classic industrial kitchen look go for white bevelled tiles laid in a running bond, or brick, pattern with dark contrasting grout.
In a professional kitchen the cooking can be fast paced, so easy access to ingredients and utensils is essential. Hanging pans, utensils and exposed shelving are therefore an important step in achieving the industrial look.
These are generally made from stainless steel in keeping with the industrial theme. Choose chunky steel or chrome small appliances with a splash of colour to inject some life into your kitchen.
Keeping exposed shelves and open fronted cupboards tidy can be tricky, use glass bottles, jars and tins to keep smaller items in order. Choose low hanging pendant lights over a kitchen island or table to complete the look.7
© 2015 The London Tile Co. All rights reserved. Hampshire Tile Warehouse Ltd. 1 Hollybush Lane, Ash Vale, GU11 2PX