2/08/2019

Choosing the right cabinetry and worktop combination

Your kitchen is a space that requires careful balance. Individual elements may seem fine when stood alone, however when combined with others could disrupt the overall aesthetic and design. One of the most important combinations to consider is your worktop and your cabinetry: both play a fundamental role and together take up the most visual space.

We've selected some of the most popular kitchen styles and put together potential combinations of quartz worktops and cabinets to give you some ideas and inspiration for your own...

Kitchen style: contemporary

Painted timber cabinets
Pair with: 5031 Statuario Maximus

Painted cabinetry, whether a neutral or bold colour, can add an element of depth to your kitchen and widen your overarching palette for the space. To help balance out the colour, an elegant but simplistic worktop like Statuario Maximus works well with its crisp white base and subtle, intricate veining. For those extra eye-catching touches, try adding gold or copper accessories, including sink taps, coated glassware and kitchen cutlery. 

 

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Flat panel cabinets
Pair with: 4130 Clamshell

A popular choice in new build homes and modern kitchen renovations, flat panel cabinets, sometimes known as 'slab' doors, create sleek, sharp lines and a minimalist aesthetic. A glossy finish can create the illusion of a brighter, bigger space, whilst a matte finish feels ultra-contemporary. A surface like Clamshell continues the contemporary theme, with a crisp, neutral tone and fleck detailing to add interest.

4130 Clamshell

4130 Clamshell

Kitchen style: traditional

Shaker cabinets
Pair with: 4230 Shitake

Shaker cabinets offer a classic, timeless appeal that suits a range of kitchen styles. Most often featuring soft, neutral tones, Shaker cabinets are well matched with similarly muted colours like dove grey, porcelain white and supple cream. A high-gloss worktop like Shitake with its earthy, organic mushroom colour and limestone aesthetic provides a perfect match.

 

4230 Shitake

4230 Shitake

 

Inset panel doors
Pair with: 5131 Calacatta Nuvo

Recessed panel doors are simple and straightforward with inlay panels, ideal for adding a touch of warmth to traditional and transitional styles, sometimes even featuring glass panels for extra light. Whether light or dark in colour, this style of cabinetry matches well with a classic marble style worktop like Calacatta Nuvo. Luxurious and unforgettable, its cascading grey veins sprawl across the creamy white base, perfectly capturing the movement of natural Calacatta marble but with enhanced durability and less maintenance.

 

5131 Calacatta Nuvo

5131 Calacatta Nuvo

Kitchen style: Rustic

Beadboard cabinetry
Pair with: 5104 Tuscan Dawn

Beadboard doors elevate a rustic, farmhouse style kitchen, featuring vertical ridges known as beads between each plank. With the cabinets working best in light, creamy colours, a slightly darker toned worktop like Tuscan Dawn creates a harmonious contrast with a warm taupe base and intricate white veins.

5104 Tuscan Dawn

5104 Tuscan Dawn

Aged, solid timber doors
Pair with: 4141 Misty Carrera

Raw, authentic timber is typical for a rustic kitchen, instantly feeling authentic with natural woodgrain and knots. Misty Carrera provides the perfect finishing touch, complementing classic wooden cabinets and enhancing intricate woodwork. The juxtaposition of raw timber and a clean, glossy worktop brings the rustic style up-to-date whilst maintaining a timeless aesthetic.

4141 Misty Carrera

4141 Misty Carrera

Kitchen style: Scandinavian

Louvred doors
Pair with: 4011 Cloudburst Concrete

Characterised by a mix-and-match yet minimalist appeal, a Scandinavian kitchen flows with soft, organic colours and contrasting textures of wood and stone. The chic wooden slats of a louvered cabinet add warmth to a Scandi-style kitchen design, whilst a surface like 4011 Cloudburst Concrete brings a beautiful sense of calm and tranquillity with it's cloud-like patina and raw, concrete matte finish. 

4011 Cloudburst Concrete

Kitchen style: Industrial

Exposed wood cabinets
Match with: 4043 Primordia

As is the status quo with an industrial-themed interior, a diverse range of materials work in conjunction to create an authentic urban experience. One of the most essential components of the look falls to concrete: whilst an actual concrete worktop brings with it fragility and unpredictability, we have a range of quartz surfaces that replicate the organic nature of concrete but with enhanced practicality. Wood pairs beautifully with 4043 Primordia - a multifarious design featuring a cool grey complexion and mineralised patina of dark greys and browns to replicate organic rust, synonymous with the industrial trend. 

 

4043 Primordia

4043 Primordia

 

 

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