Designer    Feature 15 Sep 2017

These on-trend kitchen schemes use texture to add a whole new visual dimension

Top right: Texture is definitely topping the trends and understandably so given the cool, industrial edge it has given this Scandinavian- inspired scheme. This kitchen combines Bulthaup b1 cabinetry with an open shelving system and the c2 dining table, all in a stark Alpine white. Adding the Scandi appeal, wooden chairs and a solid ash worktop were chosen to pair with the Bulthaup furniture, while the mottled grey walls and floor tiles boast an aesthetic somewhere between the natural texture of marble and concrete. Bulthaup |

Bottom right: Daval’s Langham kitchen is shown here in the company’s new Basalt stone effect
 finish with a backdrop of floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in Varenna Blonde Wood. The resulting aesthetic is strikingly contemporary and yet still warm. Daval |

Left: The Cement Anthracite finish used on this Portland kitchen from Nolte Küchen presents
a surprisingly textured finish. The dark brown-grey island appears more akin to a brushed suede material – creating a truly unique look that is neatly offset by the herringbone wooden flooring and contemporary lighting fixture. Nolte Küchen |


“We are seeing more interest in natural stone and concrete, to create a more organic, authentic feel. Even doors can be provided in a concrete finish and their popularity is on the rise.”

Mark Taylor, Managing Director, Mark Taylor Design