bring simplicity and practicality to your new kitchen

White, grey, and simple forms are dominating in current kitchen designs. “Overall, in home design in general, we’ve seen everything moving toward a streamlined look,” says Alexa Noel, senior manager of research and innovation at KraftMaid. “There will always be traditional … but it’s now less of a Tuscan kitchen and more toward Shaker.”

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KraftMaid | With random distressing, dry-brushing, and hand-applied detailing, the company’s new Aged Technique recreates the natural ageing process to offer the look of well-loved artisan-finished cabinetry.

It’s a step towards minimalism to balance hectic lifestyles. “It goes back toward simplicity,” Noel says. “It’s not fussy; it’s easy to look at, it’s livable, it will last a long time.”

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SieMatic: PURE in Matte Black | This kitchen features a brushed matte black finish on floating oak cabinets and metallic brushed matte doors, accent cabinets with black brushed metal vertical slates, and contrasting white glossy cabinets.

That minimalistic desire translates into kitchens with handle-free cabinetry and panel-covered appliances.

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Wellborn Cabinet | The Nature Collection consists of two paint (Tensile and Forge) and one stain (Tungsten) finish that meets the growing demand for grey hues in the kitchen. All three options are available for oak and hickory door styles. | Base cabinets: Tensile | Island and range hood: Tungsten

Lots of variations of neutral white and grey tones exist within cabinet finishes, both in paints and stains, resulting in a timeless appeal that’s also quite safe as a long-term design decision.

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Poggenpohl: Silver Ash | The company’s latest decorative printed cabinets feature authentic looks of silver ash, smoked ash, and oak heritage with synchro pore embossing, available in both vertical and horizontal grain directions.

Noticeable contrasting two-tone cabinetry adds interest and personality while maintaining design simplicity.

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Wolf Home Products | Signature cabinetry features SmartShield technology, a continuous, protective laminate wrap that reduces the potential for moisture intrusion and delamination.

Accessories that add functionality to the kitchen, such as charging drawers, pull-outs, and drawer organisers, help to maintain order and make the most of limited spaces.

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