What’s Cooking? – Neolith®’s 2021
From incredible integrated islands and statement splashbacks to a fusion of cultures and green material choices, what does 2021 have in store for the contemporary kitchen? Team Neolith® reveals all.
The coming year will be an exciting one for interior design and no doubt the trend to ‘improve’ over ‘move’ will continue to gather momentum.
The kitchen is now one of the most used spaces in the home, assuming the role of office, crèche, school, social area and dining space in addition to its traditional culinary role. As priorities change, so the room evolves and many are reappraising layouts, furniture, fixtures and fittings. and many are reappraising layouts, furniture, fixtures and fittings.
Many will be looking at creative ways to update and upgrade this room, whether it’s replacing tired and tatty countertops, adding a statement splashback or gutting the whole thing and starting from scratch.
It’s something we at Neolith have been closely monitoring over the last year, allowing us to offer our take on 2021’s coolest colours, latest looks and stylish schemes to lift your kitchen to the next level.
East Meets West
The growing interest in large-span, and generously-proportioned islands is complemented with an increasing desire for an opulent appearance. We’ve noticed an uptick in demand for luxurious looks, ranging from cool and crisp Carrara Marble (Calacatta, Estatuario) to bolder patterns (Calacatta Luxe, Pulpis), even exotic Granite ( Mar del Plata). It’s a rare case where going big means going home.
Integrate The Positive
Incorporating draws, bins, dishwashers and even ranges, such as PITT COOKING, into the island is a good idea and free up space around the perimeters. These can be cleverly hidden through using creating a one colour for the cladding, creating a captivating monolithic effect, light greys (Zaha Stone) and monochromatic pattern (Nero Marquina).
Making A Statement
People are becoming far more conscious about the performance and composition of the materials they choose for their kitchens, particularly surfaces.
Where once visual appeal dominate decisions, we’re now witnessing more people consider the performance qualities of what they choose for fit out. They’re looking for long-term value and materials which can handle every chop, bash, slash and roll. They also want to know their investment is a sustainable one. We expect demand for these responsibly manufactured products to increase over the year.
As the pioneering Sintered Stone Surface, Neolith® encompasses all this and more. With the ability realise any of the above trends, its ultra-compact composition means it’s non-porous, delivering the hygiene properties and low maintenance qualities essential for kitchen use.
To find out more about Neolith, its collection, design ideas, and how it seamlessly delivers form and function in the kitchen setting, click here.