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Acqua Marina – 19211
Alma Grey – 40039
Andromeda White – 565
Andromeda White – 567
Angola Black – 39172
Arabescato Cervaiole – 78
Arabescato Corchia – 16707
Arabescato Orobico – 3893
Arabescato Vagli – 14660
Arabescato Vagli – 16399
Arabescato Vagli – 8967
Aran White – 23671
Astoria – 182
Atlantic Stone – 2026
Atlantic Stone – 42499
Avalanche – 6311
Azul Bahia – 112
Azul Imperial – 385
Azul Louro – 5203
Azul Macaubas – 32035
Azul Platino – 39119
Baltic Brown – 38447
Belgian Black – 1446
Belgian Fossil – 11896
Belize -14370
Belvedere – 39661
Belvedere – 4071
Bianco Macaubas – 14339
Bianco Macaubas – 24398
Bianco Macaubas – A616
Bianco Macaubus – 14036
Bianco V – 29777
Black Forest – 3103
Blackwood – 142
Blue De Savoie – 1193
Botticino Fiorito – 103
Botticino Fiorito – 9383
Breccia Supreme – 556
Breccia Vagli – 1223
Brown Silk – 14220
Calacatta Michaelangelo – 11225
Calacatta Michaelangelo – 8289
Calacatta Oro – 10607
Calacatta Oro – 10754
Calacatta Oro – 295
Calacatta Oro – 353
Calacatta Oro – 5221
Calacatta Oro – 9324
Calacatta Portugal – A75
Calacatta Vagli – 5253
Calacatta Vagli – 795
Calacatta Verde – 5202
Calacatta Viola – 17271
Calacatta Viola – 5219
Carrara – 1520
Carrara – 15361
Carrara – 15361
Carrara – 15663
Carrara – 16016
Carrara – 16441
Carrara – 168543
Carrara – 19718
Carrara – 19743
Carrara – 20434
Carrara – 20435
Carrara – 20467
Carrara – 23757
Carrara – 341
Carrara – 458
Carrara – 459
Carrara – 48781
Carrara – 5363
Carrara – 5557
Carrara – 757
Colonial Gold – 1965
Colonial Gold – 2783
Colonial White – 170
Colonial White – 528
Confusion – 300
Confusion – 97
Copenhagen – 38175
Cosmic Black – 39566
Crema Evora – 5204
Crema Evora – 5204
Crema Marfil – 770
Cristallo – 8885
Crystal Blue – 5201
Dakota Mahogany – 37601
Diamond Fall – 388
Dove Nuvolato – 15600
Duke White – 40193
Duke White – 40339
Elegant Grey – 428
Elegante Grey – 398
Elegante Grey – 746
Emperador – 531
Emperador – 532
Eramosa Crosscut – 11952
Fior Di Bosco – 50139
Fusion Blue – 322
Fusion Fire – 14798
Fusion Wow Light – 578
Galaxy – 1282
Galaxy – 6523
Ghibli – 98
Grey Marquina – B132
Grigio Billiemi – 101
Grigio Carnico – 6457
Gris Pulpis – 5219
Gris Versilia – 3627
Himalayan White – 191
Ivory Fantasy – 3099
Jade – 207
Juparana Bordeaux – 41718
Juparana Rio – 3759
Jura Blue Grey – 263
Labradorite Bianca – 40719
Lemon Spice – 3083
Lilac – 953
London White – 40340
Luana Multicolour – 1188
Luna Pearl – 39878
LUNDHS Antique – 589
LUNDHS Blue – 51
LUNDHS Royal – 1891
LUNDHS Royal – 43268
Magma Gold – 47703
Majestic Brown – 8857
Marinace Aquarius – 3104
Marinace Aquarius – 3104
Marinace Black and Gold – 31143
Marinace Black and White – 24958
Marinace Rosso – 19417
Marinace Verde – 38743
Marron Imperial – 484
Marron Imperial – 488
Marron Imperial – 842
Meteorus – 382
Moleanos – 1290
Moleanos Fine Grain – 530
Mosaikus – 14700
Nero Portoro – 1246
Nero Portoro – 365
Noir St. Laurent – 4194
Noir St. Laurent – 5305
Nuvola – 1408
Olive Green – 39110
Onyx Cappucino – 501
Onyx Silver – 403
Onyx Smeraldo – 6247
Opera DArte – 10401
Pakistan Black and Gold – 13583
Palissandro Classico – 1105
Palissandro Nuvolato – 5135
Panda White – 4292
Panna Fragola – 1400
Pentelicon – 170
Pietra Del Cardosa – 2285
Pietra Del Cardosa – 48427
Pietra Piasentina – 1066
Piracema – 25057
Piracema – 3921
Piracema – A219
Radianz Quartz – Acacia – AC711
Radianz Quartz – Adirondak Birch – AB144
Radianz Quartz – Aleutian White – AW130
Radianz Quartz – Antigua Beach – AN230
Radianz Quartz – Aster – AS955
Radianz Quartz – Bristol Beige – BB227
Radianz Quartz – Columbia Grey – CG910
Radianz Quartz – Denali Cloud – DC155
Radianz Quartz – Diamond White – DW105
Radianz Quartz – Eiger Slope – ES355
Radianz Quartz – Elbrus Boulder – EB866
Radianz Quartz – Everest White – EW120
Radianz Quartz – Gentle Grey – GC900
Radianz Quartz – Gold Canyon Grey – GC950
Radianz Quartz – Imperial Grey – IG910
Radianz Quartz – Juniper – JU155
Radianz Quartz – Kauai Cream – KC213
Radianz Quartz – Kunlun Ink – KI992
Radianz Quartz – Lucern Lake – LL195
Radianz Quartz – Makalu Silver – MS720
Radianz Quartz – Mauna Loa Black – MB990
Radianz Quartz – Milan Macchiato – MM357
Radianz Quartz – Mirama Bronze – MI780
Radianz Quartz – Mont Blanc Snow – MS141
Radianz Quartz – Napoli Beige – NB278
Radianz Quartz – Olympus Peak – OP733
Radianz Quartz – Orion – OR722
Radianz Quartz – Rio – RI177
Radianz Quartz – Saltoro Cliff – SC235
Radianz Quartz – Sierra Bedrock – SB744
Radianz Quartz – St. Helens White – SH145
Radianz Quartz – Toluca Sand – TS495
Radianz Quartz – Ural Grey – UG950
Radianz Quartz – Verona Verde – VV254
Rainforest Green – 3129
Rosso Bilbao – B153/13
Rosso Levanto – 977
Rosso Luana – 1477
Royal Blue – 40
Sapien Stone – Arabescato
Sapien Stone – Basalt Black
Sapien Stone – Basalt Cream
Sapien Stone – Bianco Lasa
Sapien Stone – Bright Onyx
Sapien Stone – Brown Earth
Sapien Stone – Calacatta
Sapien Stone – Calacatta Statuario
Sapien Stone – Grey Earth
Sapien Stone – Light Earth
Sapien Stone – Malm Black
Sapien Stone – Malm Grey
Sapien Stone – Pietra Grey
Sapien Stone – Premium White
Sapien Stone – Sand Earth
Sapien Stone – Uni Ice
Sapien Stone – Urban Antracite
Sapien Stone – Urban Argento
Shiwakashi – 521
Silver Wave – 4052
St. Hubert – 943
Statuary – 13339
Statuary – 15500
Statuary – 22596
Statuary – 4395
Statuary – 52412
Statuary – 52416
Statuary – 8416
Statuary – 846
Statuary – 9127
Statuary – 9127
Statuary – 9569
Steel Grey – 945
Stonethica – Carrara Mix – 5200
Stonethica – Pietra Cardoso – 5210
Striato Olympo – 388
Super White – 10961
Super White – 15043
Super White – 25411
Taj Mahal – 39086
Terra Bianca – 185
Terra Bianca – 3225
Terra Bianca – 3303
Teton Beige – TE215
Thunder White – 1162
Travertine Silver – 732
Tropical Black – 13912
Typhoon Green – 24112
Ubatuba – 40006
Valley White – 23732
Valley White – B131
Verde Cristina – 692
Verde Fantastico – 120
Verde Lapponia – 42133
Verde Luana – 694
Verde Marina – 933
Verde Savannah – 39001
Verde St. Denis – 4948
Verde Tinos – 3166
Verde Tinos – 3518
Visag Blue – 1346
Volakas – 5374
Volga Blue – 39619
Volga Blue – 39619
White Beauty – 229
White Ice – 14578
Whitewood – 644
Wild West – 27209

Worktop & Surface Trends 2019

When it comes to people’s homes and interior design trends, there’s no denying that recent years have seen an increase in the use of colour, detail and overall standout surfaces. As people have become more adventurous with their choices, we have noticed the demand for more vibrant and unique pieces. Whether it’s through colour or distinctive detail, people are looking to make a statement with their surfaces.

There are a number of factors that influence our choices when it comes to our homes, in particular our surfaces, as we will be more often than not living with them for a long time. The confidence in using more unusual colour combinations and being braver with choices in general could come down to the fact that there is currently less speculative building work occurring. People are staying where they are and moving house less and as a result are making braver choices when redecorating their current homes. There was a time when every decision made about your home had to be considered very carefully as you had to take into account how your choices might affect the appeal and value of your home when you came to sell it. The less worried people are about whether a design feature or colour choice will affect the sale of their house, the more likely they are to choose something they really want to show off and enjoy.  

When looking into surface trends, at Cullifords we are part of an intricate cycle where we are able to notice what designers are liking from our existing range as well as what they are asking us to source. The more we are asked to source particular colours, the more we are likely to stock it and feel that there could be a greater demand for it. A recent example of this is how we saw the trend for pink and green surfaces develop. By having it in stock and promoting it, we then create more interest and the colour trend takes off and develops from there. 

Colourful and Detailed Slabs

During the recession, the volume beige and plain colour business fell and people were looking for higher margin products, which is in part why companies turned to marble. It could be argued, that we are currently at a similar inflection point where companies are looking for new product at the top of the cycle and designers have had enough of the grey look. Colours are starting to clearly push through as they offer more vibrancy and warmth, the question is whether this trend will grow in strength or whether manufacturers won’t be brave enough to produce very colourful finishes and the market returns to beiges and creams instead of going down a more vivid statement route. Here at Cullifords, we’re hoping for the latter, as we can offer a huge range of amazing coloured slabs and we’re really enjoying seeing the UK be a bit more adventurous when it comes to surface choices.

The trend towards more terrazzo looking surfaces, or brecciated stones, is something we have seen develop alongside the demand for more colour. Offering a bit more of a retro look, this demonstrates a move away from the plain to something a bit busier in structure. Characterised by exquisite depth and wonderful detailing, our Brazilian Marinace Verde and Rosso granites bring a true sense of unique style and nature to an interior scheme. Teamed with natural materials and matching colours, this stunning cloakroom setting is the perfect example of how a statement surface can truly transform a space. Ranging from a deep intense red shade to a lighter crimson, the Marinace Rosso granite is certainly not for the faint-hearted! Characterised by its pebble-effect shapes, the beautiful pattern and vibrant naturally red stone is guaranteed to leave a lasting impression, in particular when used as a wall feature.

Statement Surfaces

Here at Cullifords, we source some of the world’s most unique and exotic surfaces with our dedicated yard in Kingston Upon Thames housing more than 3000 slabs. From standout granites to exquisite marbles and beautiful onyxs, some pieces can really be considered pieces of art and we are noticing more and more people thinking about their surfaces in this way. Whether they’re considering a wow-factor kitchen island or an eye-catching bathroom splashback, there are plenty of ways to make a statement with stone.

One of the most unexpected statement stones is granite. Often to people’s surprise, there’s more to granite than just grey! Our collection of granites is made up of the world’s finest slabs, originating from locations such as South Africa, Norway, Italy, Brazil, India and China… amongst many others. A truly striking granites, Lemurian Blue is formed of blues, blacks, greens and gold swirls. Ideal for those looking to make a standout statement, this dramatic granite works particularly well as a feature wall in a bathroom. Full of character, the Brazilian Patagonia granite also promises to make an impact. An exquisite combination of wispy white, brown, black and cream colours create an eye-catching pattern whilst remaining versatile enough to work in a variety of spaces thanks to its neutral colour palette.

The great thing about natural slabs is that each one is unique and gives people the opportunity to do something different and ultimately have fun. There is very little these days that’s not made in a big factory to a predesigned pattern and sold on mass, so a unique piece of stone gives you some individuality and freedom. Quite often, our customers make the trip to our stone yard to choose specific materials as it’s a big investment and as the pieces are so unique, they need to be sure they are happy with what they’re selecting. People are inherently scared of the design process, but natural stone gives you something you can truly fall in love with and it will always look great.

Italian and Colourful Marbles

The marble look is still very much the most popular trend at the moment in both kitchens and bathrooms and we don’t foresee this changing any time soon! However, whilst white marbles are still king, we are noticing a slight move away from the more classic, plain white marble towards something busier in structure, like the Opera d’Arte marble.  A truly unique and exotic marble, Opera d’Arte will add an impressive statement feature in the home. Filled with pattern, the colourful marble has an exquisite depth of colour and detail, from a deep intense violet shade to a lighter lilac and even hints of green. Another standout marble is White Beauty. Ideal for those wanting to inject a true sense of originality into their interior scheme, White Beauty features a unique eye-catching green, white and black detailing. Perfect for a statement kitchen island as seen here, White Beauty is certain to create a true standout feature.

White Beauty Marble

Whether you’re looking for bold coloured slabs or a unique piece of marble, Cullifords is the go-to destination for true statement piece materials for any application in the home, whether it is for your kitchen worktop, your bathroom walls or your fireplace surround. To find out more why not explore our slabs or visit our dedicated yard.