Kitchen predictions Decorex 2016

This year’s biggest kitchen trends, not to mention the very latest state-of-the-art kitchen products and appliances, will be on show at this year’s edition of Decorex SA, the country’s three-part exhibition showcase of South Africa’s foremost décor and design talent. The trends this year include colour, flow, materials and innovative technology.

Trend…Colour redefined

Colour trends for 2016 includes a base of neutral and soft colour palettes as they allow the homeowner to experiment with his or her own individual express of complementary colours. The focus will be on natural looks, colours and materials, but with a move away from the high-gloss finishes of the recent past to a more eggshell look with masculine undertones.


Flow is all about better integration between the kitchen and living areas – it’s an integral part of the home’s living space. Open plan kitchens for seamless interaction between living and prep areas will remain key.


Combining materials will remain a popular trend with countertops having sleek lines. Integrated profile door handle and work surfaces are becoming slimmer. It is predicted that ‘steampunk’, a style that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery will be huge.

Trend…Mindful tech

An increased awareness of technology in the kitchen will see kitchen designers incorporate a tech perspective in the kitchen cabinet and expect to see Jetson-like add-ons such as built-in charging stations, hands-free functionality and tablet holders. Designs are set to feature touchscreen control panels, heating membranes, sound activators, aromatic scent dispensers and LED lights along with multimedia entertainment systems.

Kitchens big and small, traditional and coolly modern, stylish and inviting, all the ultimate designs for the most loved room in the house will be on display at Decorex 2016.

Decorex SA details:

Decorex Cape Town: 29 April – 2 May 2016

Time: 10am to 7pm daily (6pm Monday)

Trade Day: 29 April

Ticket prices: R85 for adults; R75 for trade, pensioners and students; R20 for kids under 12

Venue: CTICC

Decorex Joburg: 5 – 9 August 2016

Time: 10am to 6pm daily

Trade day: 5 August

Ticket prices: R110 for adults; R90 for pensioners and students; R80 for trade; R20 for kids under 12

Venue: Gallagher Convention Centre

For more information, e-mail

Visit: Facebook: Decorex SA Twitter: @decorexSA

Decorex Durban, Cape Town and Joburg form part of the Decorex SA portfolio and are owned by the Thebe Reed Exhibitions.

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