Category: Kitchen design

How to design a classic kitchen that won’t date

We spend more on renovating our kitchen than on any other room in the house – and we usually only do it once. It’s not surprising, then, that we want to come up with a design we’ll always love that won’t look dated 10 years down the line. But how can you be sure that your choices will stand the test of time? Here are our tips for creating a classic kitchen.

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Introducing the Opticolour winter 2018 collection

After a sweltering summer, the clocks have gone back, the evenings are darker and the season of log fires and warm blankets is here at last. At Opticolour, we’re celebrating this cosier mood with the launch of four new colours that are perfect for the winter months and beyond.

Tapping into the current trend for dark interiors, we’re launching two dark options and two contrasting options that coordinate beautifully with the latest interior decoration styles.

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MATT glass: our new splashback finish with a soft gleam

There’s no denying we love the high-shine finish of glass splashbacks – but what if your space calls for something a little more understated? Step forward MATT glass – wall panels with a frosted surface that have all the sleek sophistication of regular glass without the highly reflective gloss. If you’re looking for new wall decor ideas, it’s definitely one to consider!

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Should your glass wall decor blend in or stand out?

When designing a kitchen it’s important to ensure that your many surfaces – cabinet doors, worktops, wall decor, shelving, appliances and flooring – all work together. Most people hope that the overall impression will be harmonious, without a multitude of focal points that fight for attention, or a headache-inducing mix of colours, patterns and materials. Yet a bit of visual drama, or a couple of eye-catching elements that give the space character and personality, shouldn’t be left out completely. Read more

Cosmic silver sparkle glass splashbacks with fixed cabinets

A stand-out design

Glass panels are often positioned between the upper and lower cabinets in a kitchen decor scheme – but because Opticolour glass is made to measure it can be cut and shaped to cover any area of your wall. This makes it perfect for creating a bold or unusual design statement that gives your space an original twist while still retaining a sleek and elegant appearance – such as putting glass panels behind cabinets.
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