[ SURFACE TRENDS ]
The latest look for lacquered doors is an ultra-chic, dead-flat matt finish, aka ‘super matt’. It’s extremely tactile and the use of nanotechnology-based coatings makes it as easy to clean as its glossier counterparts.
Pressed porcelain and ceramic cabinets, such as those made in Modulnova’s Kerlite material, offer exceptional strength from depths of just 1cm. The concrete and stone-effect versions are already very popular.
Composite concrete is made by mixing concrete with resins. Applied to walls like plaster, or veneered on to doors and panels, it’s sealed with a lacquer to make it kitchen-friendly. Try Day True for walls and Leicht for cabinets.
Warm metals are still in the spotlight, but the focus is moving from polished copper to moodier burnished and antiqued effects. Aged bronze is the next direction for sinks and hardware. For bulletproof finishes, try Neolith, Duralosa or Dekton. Minerals are compacted under extreme force and fired to volcanic temperatures to achieve ultrathin, highly durable surfaces.