Design Trend: Monochrome Matte Surfaces

As much as last week’s blog post touted the benefits of using sophisticated colour in the kitchen, he have to be honest when we ask: Will the black and white kitchen ever go out of style?

Of course not! From now until eternity, black and white will be a chic choice for kitchens, partly because of the timeless nature of true neutrals but also because of their infinite flexibility.

While we think pretty much any interior design direction has merit (Pastels? Sure! Neon? Why not? etc.) as long as it reflects the lifestyle & tastes of the homeowners, today we’re sharing two very simple & minimal kitchens that share a monochromatic colour palette yet nevertheless result in totally different feeling spaces.

Featured Design: Blackpool Matte  link

Featured Design: Blackpool Matte link

First up, this stunning kitchen features a Blackpool Matte waterfall kitchen island & perimeter which oozes refined glamour. Paired with black appliances & plenty of brushed gold accents, this space has a definite Gatsby-inspired feel! The bones of this kitchen are truly timeless - white cabinets, black hardware & subway tile backsplash. The magic of this space is created almost entirely through accessories & styling - from the plants to the incredible leather bar stools. Of course, we cannot overlook the incredible custom island with gold inlay. If there’s one element of this kitchen that screams luxury - it’s this amazing piece.

Blackpool Matte:  Vast and commanding, this powerful design is darkest ebony with a stealthy silken Cambria Matte™ finish that absorbs light like a starless night over the Irish Sea.

Blackpool Matte: Vast and commanding, this powerful design is darkest ebony with a stealthy silken Cambria Matte™ finish that absorbs light like a starless night over the Irish Sea.

Blackpool Matte is a luxurious statement with a tactile feel which feels soft & comfortable. The matte finish offers a silky-smooth, low-sheen alternative to Cambria’s standard high gloss finish, with a modern & opulent look.

The next kitchen we’re sharing also features a gorgeous Matte finish countertop - this one in Cambria’s White Cliff Design.

Featured Design: White Cliff Matte Kitchen Design: Emily Henderson  link

Featured Design: White Cliff Matte Kitchen Design: Emily Henderson link

This space has a completely different look & feel - rustic yet refined, minimal yet cozy. Scandinavian- inspired reclaimed wood cabinets & a contrasting black stained wood island dovetail perfectly with the smooth, white expanse of the White Cliff countertop. In a space where texture is so integral to the design, we love the choice of a Matte white countertop. Reflecting light or sunshine won’t be an issue thanks to the flat quality of the Matte finish. It also adds to the modernity of the design - it is both unexpected & understated.

White Cliff:  Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions.

White Cliff: Pure and unsullied is the essence of White Cliff. Named after the chalky White Cliffs of Dover, this whitest of whites makes a statement of grand proportions.

What do you think of these two completely different spaces? We love that both feature a monochrome Matte finish countertop, but achieve completely different aesthetics! Would you consider a monochrome countertop for your home?