Trends: Mixing materials
There are (almost) no rules when it comes to designing a kitchen, and you don’t have tie your kitchen design down to a single material. Mixing things up can look stunning, create depth and add a series of benefits. Mixing and matching finishes, colours and textures can create an unforgettable space at the heart of your home.
It’s certainly a bold move, and not everybody is ready to make such a leap. But the right combination can make for a contemporary kitchen that can transform your home.
Here we’ve curated some standout mix and match kitchens from some of our favourite designers, plus some of our own.
This modern industrial look from our collection blends textures and tones across doors and surfaces, and metal accents add a great contrast.
Get this look with own Modern Classic collection.
We aren’t all lucky enough to look out on a view like this one, but for homes in a rural setting, mixing rustic with contemporary can bring the outside in.
This design has created a sophisticated look, but with the warmth of the natural setting. The black handleless furniture and steel windows give a modern look, which contrasts superbly against the natural feel of the timber walls and floor.
Source: Gudy Herder, Interior Designer
A great kitchen is natural and welcoming, whatever the size and style. This kitchen blends industrial and rustic into a warm, relaxed space. The reclaimed timber island and shelving contrasts superbly with the sleek cabinets and worktops.
Source: Ciara Rees, Interior Designer
This period property offers a modern take on ‘farmhouse’ by wrapping beautiful oak furniture in a huge architectural slab of marble. The sleek, minimal handles complete the look brilliantly.
Source: Kate Monckton, Interior designer
Classic white and wood
White and wood is a modern classic combination. Here we see them in a deluxe, grown-up space, enhanced by the addition of a marble waterfall island.