Just a glance at some of the reviews from trade shows such as Maison et Objet and any of the London Design Festival or Surface Shows last year will give you an insight into the resurgence of colour within interiors and design. From pink upholstery to green walls, our homes are becoming more colourful by the minute and the same can definitely be said for trends in surface choices too.
When it comes to the kitchen, colours such as green, pink and of course blue have been gradually becoming more of a norm. With the integration of more colour into the kitchen comes the natural progression and interest in more colourful and unique surfaces. Here at Cullifords, our stone yard boasts a collection of over 3,000 slabs – one of the biggest selections in the country. Sourced from all over the globe, in places such as Brazil, India and of course Italy, our unrivalled collection of stone is filled with some of the most unique and colourful patterns in the world.
From pink onyx slabs to green marble slabs, we’ve put together some of our most visually striking and unusual kitchen worktops.
Green in the kitchen
It started with the trend for ‘bringing the outside in’, with plants and greenery making their way into our home in an abundance. As this trend developed, so did our love affair with the colour green. From paint to fabrics and now surfaces, green can be found everywhere in the home and works particularly well in the kitchen.
From the misty pale green hues of onyx to the striking dark tones of Indian marbles, our impressive collection of captivating stones is guaranteed to bring both drama and tranquillity into your home in equal measure.
A unique and striking natural quartzite, Jurassic Green is one of our more impressive stones. Sourced from Brazil, this visually arresting natural stone has an exquisite depth of colour and detail, from an assortment of greens to flecks of black and white quartz. Set in a softer matrix of coloured quartzite, the monochrome accents in this distinctive slab enable homeowners or interior designers to create a truly individual focal point in the kitchen.
Another stone that combines monochrome shades with green is the White Beauty marble. Featuring unique eye-catching green, white and black detailing, the alluring patterns and luxurious character of the distinctive marble looks fantastic when teamed with a crisp white palette and chrome accents in the kitchen.
Certain surfaces, in particular natural ones, will have beautifully varied colours and veining. Ideal for achieving a unique kitchen scheme, a worktop that features a mixture of shades will act as a stunning focal point and will also provide some flexibility when it comes to the shades you incorporate into the overall space.
Pattern-filled surfaces such as the Luana Multicolour and Confusion marbles have an exquisite depth of colour and detail, ranging from intense violet shades to lighter lilacs. Brecciated stones such as Opera d’Arte marble and Marinace Verde granite are also true statement pieces and will work particularly well in kitchen settings, on both worktops and splashbacks.
Pink in the kitchen
With the added environmental pressure to move away from plastic and other unsustainable materials in the home, there is a significant escalation in the trend for the naturally sourced and a desire for the handcrafted. As a result of this shift, interior trends have become less artificial, returning to tones and shades derived from nature. In its multitude of variations, earthy reds and pinks such as comforting russets and terracotta have become increasingly incorporated into colour palettes as they provide a fresh and luminous look, in particular when paired with other nature-inspired hues and materials.
An incredible granite with layers upon layers of contouring lines running throughout, the intrinsic colours that feature in Fusion Fire range from deep burgundy and crimson through to pink, creating a sense of faded majestic grandeur. Another granite with a spectacular composition is Marinace Rosso. Formed by a mixture of pebble cross-sections in varying sizes and shapes, the overall colour appearance is viewed as shades of terracotta, rosé wine and chalky greys. If bold is not for you and you prefer a lighter and softer feel for your interior, marbles such as Jordan Pink offer a beautiful misty finish whilst the clouds of Pink Onyx deliver a truly luxurious yet understated feel.