As more and more homes become open plan it is essential that your kitchen design is in harmony with the rest of your home. And with so many new materials and finishes available there is now more choice available to really give your whole interior the style you want. We take a look at some of the materials available that are being used more and more in the kitchen.
Currently we're talking warm, soft and reflective metallics such as copper and bronze or natural tones such as brown on green. Achieving this look in your kitchen can be done in two ways. For a more subtle approach you can accessorise this trend with door handles, taps, or sinks. Or if you're fully committed then there are some fabulous kitchen cabinets available with metallic patinas that will truly make your kitchen unique.
Industrial finishes are increasingly popular and none more so than concrete. Previously it would be a difficult process to achieve a real concrete finish in the kitchen if you wanted to have the material for a worktop or back splash, but with advances in material technology, stone manufacturers such as Caesarstone have launched their Metropolitan Collection which comprises nine products that perfectly reflect the UK industrial design trend, delivering a robust construction finish. There are five concrete finishes to choose from; Excava, Cloudburst Concrete, Airy Concrete, Topus Concrete and Frozen Terra, all providing the true feel of concrete that is easy to maintain.
More of our clients are asking for something different for their new kitchen and wood veneer is becoming more popular. It looks fantastic when used as a contrast material against white or neutral toned cabinets. The grain delivers a unique quality to each kitchen and instantly adds warmth to a room. Advances in manufacturing veneer also ensure that this finish is durable and easy to maintain making it an excellent choice for a kitchen.
It is no mistake that professional chefs choose stainless steel for their kitchens. Offering one of the most durable materials available, it's hygienic and heat resistant. However, it can look too clinical and to have your whole kitchen in stainless steel would perhaps only be for the very bold. We believe the trend for stainless steel lies in the contrast with another material. Finishing your kitchen with a stainless steel island, backsplash or worktop, for example.
To see the latest materials available from Urban Myth for your new kitchen you can make an appointment here to view our showroom.
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