Creating a Modern Kitchen with Laminate Worktops
The wide variety of laminate worktops available make it easy to use them to create a number of different kitchen styles. There are a number of options for a modern kitchen design, and in this guide we will take you through our favourite ways to utilise laminate work surfaces in a contemporary interior.
Black Sparkle Worktops
Our black sparkle worktops are a striking option for any kitchen and lend themselves exceptionally well to contemporary looks. The glossy black surface dotted with real metallic flakes is a fantastic choice when paired with chrome or stainless steel cabinet accessories, as silvery tones accentuate the sparkle in the reflective flakes. For a modern kitchen we recommend combining our black sparkle worktops with shaker cabinet doors and silver coloured handles or knobs – our Metropolis bow handles would work particularly well.
Concrete Effect Worktops
A relatively new option for kitchens, concrete worktops have gained popularity through the recent industrial trends. Whilst you might think a concrete worktop would be incredibly durable and low maintenance, they are porous, can mark easily, have the potential to crack and they can even become mouldy. For some, this wear will add to their charm – for everybody else laminate concrete effect worktops are the perfect solution, not to mention being much easier to install! Whilst grey concrete surfaces are ideal for industrial styles, for those wanting a softer end result they also lend themselves particularly well to minimalistic look. Paired with a pale cream such as Farrow & Ball’s New White on Traditional cabinet doors, concrete effect laminate surfaces are capable of bringing an otherwise classically styled kitchen right up to date.
Marble Effect worktops
Marble is one of the most popular materials right now – and not just for kitchens! A marble effect worktop is a stylish choice for a number of different settings, but for a modern kitchen, looks great with a little contrast. The current trend for darker kitchen cabinets complements a marble effect work surface, as the light and dark shades within the kitchen play against each to create a bold look. Deep blues, dark greys and blacks are commonly used alongside marble surfaces – Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue is a staunch favourite, but rich jewel tones are also starting to gain momentum. Brinjal, a warm aubergine hue, looks fantastic paired with marble, and whilst it is a little brighter, Vardo, a deep teal, is also an excellent choice. Tuxedo cabinets, where the top and bottom cupboards are different colours, are a unique option if dark cabinets seems a little too dramatic for your home. To complete this ultra-modern look, accessories in metallic of the moment – copper or brass – are a fantastic choice.
As you can see from the examples, the wide range of laminate decors can be used to create many elegant contemporary kitchen designs. If you are planning a modern kitchen and would like to take a closer look at any of the laminate worktops in our range, why not order one of our laminate worktop sample packs? Alternatively, head to one of our kitchen showrooms to see many of our laminate surfaces on display.