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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.

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