Spring Trends In The Country Kitchen
A comforting retro revival, colourful accents and eco-luxury are the hottest kitchen trends this spring.

With the current climate, featuring mud, rain and an economic slump, you’ll likely be spending more time at home. Revitalize the hub—the kitchen—with a happy palette and a sunny, statement-making piece to cheer you up when the weather (and stock market) fail you.

When it comes to redecorating this spring, The Globe and Mail's design and decor editor, Danny Sinopoli, plans to “roll up the winter rugs, touch up with paint, and buy new accessories.”

Follow his lead, aspiring chefs and hostesses, and make an easy update with these key messages top of mind: comfort, colour, eco-luxe and lustre.

Relaxed retro
Comfort can be found in shapes, materials and colours with meaning. It’s familiarity people crave, Sinopli says, and is something that retro looks and touches of whimsy offer. “I see a lot of elements from the 60s and 70s making a comeback.”

Cool hues
Jazz up an earthtone palette with fresh, season-appropriate colours. Sinopoli says, “Reflecting the fondness for retro looks, baby blue, lemon yellow and mint green will be popular.” He says to also watch for bolder colours like tangerine, cobalt and glossy red.

Value-conscious consumers,” Sinopoli says, “still want real wood and stone for their kitchens, but in eco-friendlier versions. Reclaimed wood and ‘ethical stone’ are especially hot for cabinetry and countertops.” Short of installing entirely new kitchens this spring, Sinopoli recommends splurging on lustrous hardware made of unalloyed copper, nickel or steel.
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