Contemporary inner-city kitchen design in London and around the world is slowly moving away from the almost stark, ultra-modern combination of black, white and stainless steel. Although this look is by no means ‘out’, many are now looking for a somewhat warmer feel.
Mixing neutral colours – such as, for instance, white, pale grey or green – with wood finishes (favourite wood finishes currently include oak, birch and/ or walnut), natural stone and the occasional splash of colour will go a long way towards urbanising your design.
Ways of introducing colour into your kitchen design include coloured glass, brick or painted back splashes; using brightly coloured wall paper on selected wall areas or inside cabinets, and, of course, dotting plants, art work and/or brightly coloured accessories around the place.
Composite worktops also provide an almost unlimited choice of textures, colours and finishes, ranging from pure white or natural stone through a palette of pastel or bold colours to black.
You could, for example, energise an otherwise fairly muted colour-scheme by adding Silestone worktops in the pale-orange coloured ‘Amarillo Dream’ finish.
A somewhat bolder alternative would be to go for a splash of bright colour by introducing Compac worktops in ‘Línea Astral – Rubi’ – a red finish with both dark and sparkling flecks.
If a more natural, stone-like finish is preferred, Quarella worktops offer a fine choice of excellent natural finishes, including, for instance, the ‘Beige Arena’, or the almost black ‘Ardesia’ finish.
These and hundreds of other beautiful finishes are created from high quality base materials sourced all over the world, including quarries in Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt and Finland; Georgia USA, India, Italy and Madagascar; Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Wherever you happen to live, from Angel to Alexandra Palace, Camden Town to Temple Fortune and Enfield to Arkley; from Harrow to Burnt Oak, Mayfair to West Kensington or Bloomsbury to Fleet Street; from Whitechapel to South Woodford and anywhere in between, you can purchase these high quality, elegant worktops in London and have them installed professionally to finish off your kitchen in style.