Kitchens with the Industrial Look for 2018
Nolte Küchen presented a brand new collection of real eye-catchers at its recent in-house fair. Metal in different variations, unique door front designs and well-targeted colour accents were high on the agenda in line with the increasingly popular ‘industrial-styled kitchen’. This streamlined and minimalist design is set to be the on-trend look for 2018.
Cement and metal are now finding their way into our homes more than ever before. They are part of a new variety of materials being used in kitchen design and are the perfect elements for the ‘industrial look’ that is so popular today. Metal tones and shades of grey are ranking high on the popularity scale and yet, these kitchens are far from exuding grey monotony. Quite the contrary: designing a streamlined and minimalist kitchen requires a high degree of creativity, producing individual results perfectly created for living in.
An urban flair combined with a rough charm and a touch of originality and craftsmanship are at the heart of the industrial look. ‘Less is more’ is the principle to go by in the planning process. Thin worktops and shelves that can also be integrated into base units enhance the stripped-down, straight-lined appearance that characterises the industrial-styled kitchen whilst subtle handles or handleless doors direct the focus to the worksurface.
The targeted use of lighting not only intensifies the cosy atmosphere, it also shows off colours and texture to their best advantage. Realistic decors complement the genuine materials used with the door fronts and, thanks to modern manufacturing techniques, it is almost impossible to tell them apart. Nolte Küchen, for example, offers the cement door PORTLAND alongside the authentic cement effect of STONE in Concrete decor. Using a matching carcase the look can be continued inside the units too, giving the kitchen a truly monolithic appearance. New from Nolte Küchen is FERRO, a door range with a genuine metal finish available in Blue Steel and Corten Steel. Here, METAL in Steel Grey or Copper Oxide decor provides an authentic replica with a metal effect. In a nutshell: The ‘industrial look’ can be created for any budget. After all, it is the design idea that is important, not the cost.