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.

Matt & shiny

Matt & shiny

The combination of matt and gloss surfaces creates an exciting interplay with the reflection of light.

Experience matt & shiny
green

green

Green adds refreshing colour statements, is a good-mood maker and conjures feel-good ambience.

Experience green

Black

Stone & concrete

leather

Metal

Glass

wood

Matt & shiny

green

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