Are you renovating your kitchen? This season it's all about taking inspiration from Mother Earth. Style director Louise Hilsz suggests adopting a neutral colour palette, think wood, stone and touches of brushed metallic, which all happen to be bang on trend. Here's the best on offer.


Task-focused, the lighting in your kitchen needs to be functional as well as fashionable. Tones of gold, silver and grey, in finishes such as brass and marble, create an organic colour palette to light up this busy room.

Brokis Knot Sphere pendant, $POA. Resident Parison pendant, $POA, from Simon James Design. Steven Banken Cooper Lamp No.3, $POA Penta Acorn pendant, $POA, from Sarsfield Brooke.


The revival of wood brings softness and warmth to any kitchen space. Robust and timeless, wooden chairs add a classic charm to what is the hub of your home.

Feel Good Designs Urban barstool, $POA, from Backhouse. Città Design 3D stool, $690. Me & My Trend Walnut Wood Moulded Bar stool, $295. Douglas and Bec RD Bar stool, $795. 


Cool earth-toned paint shades can be layered in different hues and bring the look of the outdoors into any kitchen space. From barely there whites, to river stone inspired grey, these colours complement this season's on-trend hardware such as taps and hard-working appliances. 

Resene Barely There paint, Resene Evolution paint, Resene Quarter Evolution paint and Resene Easy Rider paint from Resene ColorShops. 


The essentials in your kitchen include gadgets for chilling wine, making coffee and preparing a suitable zucchini, spiral noodle dish. Make sure they blend well with your decor so that they can be on display with pride.

Vintec 30 Bottle Single Zone Wine Cooler, $1199. Breville The Oracle Touch, $3599. De Longhi Icona Elements Kettle, $169. NutriBullet Vegge Bullet, $299.


Both practical and hard wearing, a wooden floor is ideal for a busy family. For that high traffic room in your home consider a wood-look floor in coastal-inspired colours, remember the paler the shade, the more likely it will reflect that on-trend Scandinavian vibe.

Swiss Giant  Eiger Oak Laminate, Scandia Boes Vinyl Planks, Swiss Sync Chrome Interlaken Oak Laminate and Scandia Stockholm Vinyl Planks from Carpet Court.


From a sleek black hot and cold multi-tap, to a decadent polished gold piece of operational genius - the tap that sits on your kitchen bench is not only functional -  it also looks like a piece of art.

Insinkerator HC3300 Instant Hot and Cold Filtered Tap, $1,995. Zenith HydroTap Design Cube, $2,605. Meir Kitchen Traditional Mixer, $679. InSinkerator Juno MultiTap, $2295.