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Spring 2023: Minimalism and Natural Style in the Kitchen

The warmer weather is arriving like a fresh spring breeze into our kitchens. And signaling the season’s rebirth are the key words “minimalism” and “natural”. Here’s a look at a few new items on the market, along with the latest trends.


A stripped-down style with sober colours and materials

Simplicity is all the rage for walls this spring when it comes to both tones and materials. We’re talking about gentle greys and beiges – cream, sand, pearl grey, honey – or nature-inspired shades, with touches of green for the walls and accessories – like forest green, grey-green, sage, or mousse. To add some brightness to this rather neutral palette, we add golden accents, in brass or copper.


When it comes to materials, we’re talking raw and natural, like wood, to give the kitchen warmth. Heavy on the light wood for a more timeless vibe, but darker if you’re going for “Japandi”. And why not go for strips of wood on a wall or a section of wall to bring relief and texture to a room with clean lines.


Japandi: a look at a trend that breathes serenity

Japandi is a delicate mix of styles. It’s design that brings together Japanese and Scandinavian influences for a cozy, minimalist, tranquil ambience that confidently inspires well-being. Simple, sober, functional and bright, Japandi is built on a pale, natural colour palette of light neutrals for the paint and fabrics.

To complement these, deep shades of anthracite, chocolate brown and dark blue are used as rich contrasts that add the Japanese touch. As in the Scandinavian style, a lot of natural materials are integrated, especially dark wood, or they’re evoked through the choice of colours. For example, you could opt for furniture and cabinets with pure lines in raw materials like walnut.


Delicate, streamlined finishings and form

Continuing in this trend to refinement, we see surfaces and façades in the kitchen increasingly cleared up. We especially like handle-less kitchen cabinets for a linear, minimalist result. Finger Grip handles, for example, have intuitive notches located under the door or panel that you slide your fingertips in for an ergonomic grip. Since they’re super easy to handle when you move about the kitchen, there’s no point adding a push mechanism – but door dampers remain essential for perfect, soundless closing. Finally, the trend to bareness is also felt in the cabinets, where the number of high cupboards is reduced to add space on the walls.


Shapes in kitchens are getting more refined, simple and rounded, as with the streamlined panels used on the doorframes of very fine doors. Tribeca is an excellent brand to turn to when it comes to completing a minimalist look. For counters, the trend is away from heavier to thinner, more elegant and delicate countertops. In addition to giving a refined, discreet style, counters can even enlarge the room. Backsplashes, which are still getting higher and higher, are very popular not only in ceramic or quartz, but also in clear, tempered glass, a smooth, bright and practical material that brings lightness and a natural vibe to the kitchen.


Curves are in vogue for the finishings, both for the kitchen furniture and its form, with the return of rounded chairs and oval tables. More angular shapes are giving way to gentler lines, with arches and rounded corners that lighten up and open up the kitchen and even add space.