Revealed! These are the most popular kitchen trends on Instagram

Instagram is our go to when looking for kitchen trends, but what is the most popular style right now?

Revealed! These are the most popular kitchen trends on Instagram
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We have always loved Instagram as a source of the top kitchen trends. While we love flicking through a magazine or scrolling through Pinterest, we always find that Instagram is where the real stuff is. The budget makeovers, the quick revamps, the easy hacks, and that is was we are all about: simple and stylish ideas.

But what has been the most popular kitchen style on Instagram this year? Well to answer this burning question, kitchen specialists, Tap Warehouse, have analysed over 2.5 million Instagram photos to reveal the most Instagrammable kitchen ideas. Before we uncover them - which do you think is the least popular? You might be surprised...

1. The farmhouse kitchen 

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So at No.1 we have #farmhousekitchen with 615,000 IG posts using this hashtag and it takes 37% of the photos analysed. And the pull is regional heritage, natural wood floors and a farm style table. To recreate a farmhouse kitchen  in your current space look out for these features mentioned, you can source trad style furniture from antique shops but add your own style by teaming it with one-off finds like these pendant lights. Don’t forget the star of the show - every farmhouse kitchen needs an Aga or range cooker right? 

2. The modern kitchen 

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Coming in at No.2 is the #modernkitchen hashtag with a total of 436,132 IG posts using this hashtag. Form and structure where key components with concrete and steel mentioned as the favourite materials. Modern kitchens have strong visual lines and a less cluttered feel and this is where the appeal lies. Concrete and steel are a winning combo for a streamlined kitchen, but make sure you warm up the look with wooden elements, you want your kitchen to feel welcoming rather than clinical. 

If you love contemporary kitchens we have a whole gallery of modern kitchen ideas for you to browse.

3. The country kitchen 

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With just under 250,000 IG posts using the #countrykitchen hashtag, the good old country kitchen rolls in at No.3. Now, you don’t need to get all oldie worldie to have a country kitchen, this beautiful image shows you how to create a stunning kitchen that retains the natural beauty of original features whilst having a contemporary touch. The sleek base units are truly gorgeous when teamed with the beams and pretty pale pink plaster walls. Team with hand-crafted ceramics for authenticity. 

Find plenty more country kitchen ideas in our gallery.

4. The rustic kitchen 

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#rustickitchens sits at No.4 with 95,895 IG posts using the hashtag and it’s a lovely mix of old wooden beams, unique freestanding pieces and beautiful textures. This is the mix and match style kitchen which makes for a wonderful space full of character – source that dresser top and hang it on the wall, sand the floorboards and paint tongue and groove in a classic shade. 

5. The cottage kitchen 

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Rolling in at No.5 is #cottagekitchens with just under 67K of IG posts using the hashtag, and quite frankly, who wouldn’t love a cottage kitchen? Cosy low ceilings, flagstone flooring, the odd beam or more and maybe even a stable door? Yes please! We love the mix of bare wood and painted units and the splash of green paint on the far wall, the metal and wood bar stools are a great addition too, mix up your materials to create an interesting and characterful scheme. 

Sophie Warren-Smith

Sophie has been an interior stylist and journalist for over 22 years and has worked for many of the main interior magazines during that time both in-house and as a freelancer. On the side, as well as being the News Editor of indie magazine, 91, Sophie trained to be a florist in 2019 and launched The Prettiest Posy where she curates beautiful flowers for the modern bride.