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Due to its unique qualities and benefits, quartz will continue to be a beloved worktop material. Providing a shiny, satin look, quartz offers practicality as well as style. Impervious to stains, self-sealing and bacteria resistant, these worktops are perfect for families and can be engineered to look exceptionally beautiful thanks to modern manufacturing
techniques. Advice from
The trend for darker kitchen cabinetry with a Scandi noir feel is not going anywhere - help searches for black and navy blue kitchens are up 93% in past six months, with matt and powdery finishes being the most desired look.
Navy blue is the go-to colour, as is dark charcoal. We love Howden’s new Charcoal finish (left) and Stoneham Kitchen’s delicious dark cabinetry above. They look particularly good contrasted against marble or quartz in a light shade and paired with brass accessories.
Past and future, work and leisure, fashion and interiors, home and retail, craft and digital; we live in a time of blurring boundaries – a time where opposites balance, inspire and complement one another. With Timeless Classic, spaces and products draw inspiration from the Modernism of the 20th Century, updating it with fresh tones that create a vintage, yet highly modern look. The Timeless Classic kitchen space combines period features, rich patterns and materials such as marble, warm wood and fabrics. New technological appliances are moving past black, white and grey and shifting towards a delicate colour palette coupled with tactile textiles and retro references. Surfaces are soft and warm to the touch and take us away from the less-inviting aesthetic of many modern technologies and back towards a more sensitive experience. Classic architectural forms such as arches, colonnades and rosette motifs are present.

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