COOL cabinetry
SA Home Owner|February 2022
Kitchens have come a long way. Once situated towards the back of the house, they now often take centre stage, and make a statement through smart design, aesthetics and appliances.
Hasmita Amtha

“We’re seeing the rise of dark tones of deep forest green or ebonised wood, especially when highlighted by metallic accents.” – Bo Bylin, Spotlight Kitchens

All details should ideally be well thought through and chosen from the start, so that the space is sleek and easy.

Cabinetry is not only imperative for storage purposes, but forms a vital role in the design and ambience of a kitchen. We take a look at the latest trends and important considerations when deciding on your kitchen cupboards.

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A style that’s really taking off in all living areas is Japandi, says Charlene le Roux of Blum South Africa. “Japandi is the infusion of minimalist Japanese design with comfortable-living Scandinavian style.

“This design style focuses on functionality and uncluttered living, and designers and end-users alike are moving towards eco-friendly materials and investing in quality craftsmanship.”

While handleless furnishings are not novel, they are still trending, especially with Japandi interiors, she says. “Although sleek and inconspicuous in design, top-quality fittings are indispensable for functional furniture. After all, doors, pullouts and wall cabinets that open and close with ultimate ease make your life easier.”

Colour trends show a strong movement towards darker shades, while white and muted light colours remain popular. Spotlight Kitchens’ Bo Bylin notes: “We’re seeing the rise of dark tones of deep forest green or ebonised wood, especially when highlighted by metallic accents.

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