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Turn your kitchen into a re­lax­ing space by work­ing with large ar­eas of deep, na­ture-in­spired hues. Or­ganic ma­te­ri­als like tim­ber and bronze lend their nat­u­ral beauty and a tac­tile ap­peal, and work beau­ti­fully with clean-lined cab­i­nets

THE TREND Green is a huge trend for 2017 and we love the all-over ap­proach where this shade of dark olive is ap­plied to both cab­i­netry and walls. WHY IT WORKS The key to work­ing with large ar­eas of a dark colour is to bal­ance it with high­lights. The white bench­top fresh­ens the green while stay­ing within the nat­u­ral pal­ette. The brass splash­back also bright­ens the look by bounc­ing light around the space. TRY IT IF You ap­pre­ci­ate the sim­plic­ity of clean de­sign but are into in­te­ri­ors that also em­brace colour and warmth. SPLURGE ON Match­ing your splash­back to your tap­ware – work­ing with items in the same fin­ish keeps the look co­he­sive, and who doesn’t love a good dose of brass? SAVE ON Your bench­top. Many en­gi­neered sur­faces now of­fer the look of white mar­ble at a more af­ford­able price.

Func­tional can also be fab­u­lous! To make this look work, you need to dec­o­rate your kitchen as you would a liv­ing area, us­ing artwork, colour and metal­lic touches

THE TREND This scheme is about bring­ing the new di­rec­tion in max­i­mal dec­o­rat­ing into the kitchen and turn­ing up the luxe fac­tor by cre­at­ing dramatic con­trasts; match­ing sleek new fit­tings with aged tex­tures and plac­ing ba­sic black cab­i­netry against splashes of blush­ing pink. WHY IT

WORKS Be­cause it’s built on a pal­ette that you can adapt to your taste. Ba­si­cally, you be­gin with mono­chrome cab­i­netry and bench­tops, lay­er­ing them with an ac­cent colour like this pink splash­back and ac­ces­sories. Fin­ish with a com­ple­men­tary metal­lic hue for de­tails. TRY IT IF You love blend­ing old and new ar­chi­tec­tural/in­te­rior styles or if you want to ex­per­i­ment with colour. SPLURGE ON A splash­back in gor­geous pink mar­ble hexag­o­nal tiles to add drama to the look. SAVE ON Go for bud­get-friendly cab­i­netry like the Ka­boo­dle kitchen we’ve used here.

MEET THE DE­SIGN­ERS We’re head over heels for the “Lad­broke” kitchen by in­te­rior de­signer Louisa

Grey for Bri­tish kitchen mak­ers, Naked Kitchens (@naked­kitchens). Well-known for their ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship, Naked Kitchens op­er­ates from their man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity in Nor­folk, Eng­land. Co-founder and cre­ative di­rec­tor Jayne Everett ex­plains that “when clients visit they phys­i­cally en­gage with our kitchens and can’t stop touch­ing them – that’s the key to a suc­cess­ful kitchen.” Naked­kitchens.com

CLOCK­WISE FROM TOP LEFT Per­rin & Rowe Mu­uto “Grain” pen­dant lamp in Dusty Green (21cm di­am­e­ter), $210, Liv­ing Edge. FAB 32 326L fridge, $5490, Smeg. Oliv­eri “Spec­tra” sink in Gold (54cm x 44cm), $1141, The Good Guys. “Oberon” sink mixer in Pol­ished Brass, $1164, The English Tap­ware Com­pany. Tapas glass in Grey, $12.95, Coun­try Road. Ea­ton cake stand, $69.95, Coun­try Road. Ma­jes­tic Se­ries M190MP 90cm free­stand­ing cooker, $11,999, Ilve. Sands­made “No.5” cheese board, $85, Spence & Lyda. Kip&Co salad servers in Emer­ald Green, $79, Wilde In­te­ri­ors. Arq kitchen mixer in Brushed Gold, $785, Rogerseller. Mu­uto “Nerd” counter stool in Green, $775, Liv­ing Edge. Marimekko “Saa­paivakirja” plate in Green (20cm di­am­e­ter), $45, Funkis.

Colours and fin­ishes

FROM LEFT 180fx Car­rara Mar­ble bench­top in Di­a­mond Gloss Matt, from

$104.17 a sq m. Colourtech Gloss cabi­net door in Peat (60.1–75cm x 44.1–55cm), $86.90 each, Laminex. Ly­sekil wall panel in Brass, $75, Ikea.

TOP LEFT Large Perf pen­dant light, $595, Ben-Tovim De­sign. TOP Smeg “Victoria” 90cm free­stand­ing cooker in Black (90cm x 60cm x 91cm), $5490, Ber­loni Ap­pli­ances. ON STOVE FROM LEFT Stel­ton “Theo” teapot in Black, $210, and “Col­lar” espresso maker, $199.90, Top3 By De­sign. Stel­ton “Theo” cof­feepot in Black, $106, Roy­alDe­sign. ON WALL Obe­di­ent #13 framed artwork (1.21m x 93cm), $2200, Cu­ra­to­rial+Co. ABOVE FROM LEFT Mu­uto “Bal­ance” 3-vase and tray set, $238, Top3 By De­sign. Speckle serv­ing dish in Pink, $54, Zakkia. Hisense “HR6WC36D” 36 bot­tle wine stor­age cabi­net, $588, Ap­pli­ances On­line. Nor­mann Copen­hagen “Krenit” salad set in Black, $28, Amara. Tjän­lig oven in Dark Grey, $599, Ikea. Medium Bee­tle bowl in Black/Snow Swirl, $200, Di­nosaur De­signs. Häl­lviken sink in Black Quartz Com­pos­ite, $339, Ikea. Large Rona serv­ing board in Black, $39.95, CO:Home. Mon­della “Vi­vace” sink mixer in Black, $229, Bun­nings. Cilla tea towel in Blush, $16.95 for 2, CO:Home. OP­PO­SITE For prod­uct de­tails, see page 175.

Colours and fin­ishes

FROM LEFT Lam­i­nate bench­top in May­onella, $242 a lin­eal me­tre, Ka­boo­dle Kitchen. Quick-Step Clas­sic floor­ing in Bleached White Teak, from $34 a sq m, Choices Floor­ing. 600mm mod­ern door in Lu­mi­ness Metal­lic, $107, Ka­boo­dle Kitchen. For stock­ists, see page 175.

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