WHITE & Wood
Nothing spells out a perfect partnership like white and wood, which work effortlessly together to bring their strengths to the table. White makes rooms look lighter, brighter and more airy, allowing other design elements to take centre stage. Wood brings an abundance of warmth, character and texture, taking the cool edge off an all-white palette. together, this pairing strikes a restrained contrast, resulting in a modern scheme with a long shelf life.
Project details Valcucine strikes the perfect balance between wood and white in its Forma Mentis kitchen, where rich walnut wrapped around white cabinets creates a cocooning effect. Wood is also practical and provides a warm backdrop. The less-is-more effect of handleless cabinets creates a clean, finish. Valcucine kitchen from £30,000.
Project details Full-grained american black walnut adds a shot of warmth to this scheme by smallbone of Devizes, and emphasises the low-level open storage, which introduces a less formal note. This design typifies the trend for combining two types of worksurfaces: quartz for practicality, and natural stone for the splashback and bar areas. This is the original Hand Painted kitchen, from £50,000.