In terms of surface finishes, a trend is starting to emerge that couldn't be a bigger contrast to the long prevailing gloss white surfaces: black. In future, kitchen furniture and electrical appliances will be adorning themselves with classy black surfaces. And increasingly, furniture interiors are also taking on a dark look. One item, though, is going against the flow: the refrigerator! In standalone form, it's moving into the focus, sporting bright accent colours. Consumers themselves now even have a say in creating its surface design. In its immediate surroundings, metallic surfaces, stone and concrete looks signalise high material quality and lasting value. Timbers, above all oak, are increasingly conjuring a sense of warmth and homeliness – sometimes with a vibrant grain, sometimes with an even texture.
Black is "beautiful" again:
Black returning as a striking design element. At times silky matt, at times highly polished. Combined with bright accent colours, this produces lively, stunning contrasts. Refrigerators are climbing the career ladder: they are advancing to become autonomous design objects and can even be styled in any chosen way.
Matt & shiny
The combination of matt and gloss surfaces creates an exciting interplay with the reflection of light.
Stone and concrete look
Surfaces finished in stone and concrete effect give kitchens a modern look.
Entire furniture fronts in leather look conjure an utterly unique finish.
Metallic surface finishes in gold, silver and copper bring an aura of class to the kitchen.
Green adds refreshing colour statements, is a good-mood maker and conjures feel-good ambience.
Framed glass doors create a light and airy look and let you see decorative pieces inside.
Stone & concrete
Matt & shiny
We thank the following companies for the photographs they have made available.
- Ballerina Küchen
- Beeck Küchen
- Brigitte Küchen
- Nolte Küchen
- Rotpunkt Küchen