These six decor combinations offer on-trend inspiration for kitchen designers, cabinetmakers and fabricators, and their clients.

One of the biggest trends in kitchen design right now is to have interior cabinetry surfaces fabricated in a different colour to doors, drawer fronts and side panels. It adds a wonderful sense of individuality to a kitchen and can be used to create a wide range of effects.

The incredible array of colours and textures in the Laminex Colour Collection, across both high-pressure laminate (HPL) and coloured board products, makes Laminex laminate just perfect for realising these designs. So we’ve gathered together six great examples that will inspire kitchen designers, cabinetmakers and fabricators, and help in getting their clients excited about the possibilities.

Timeless black and white

It’s arguably the classic kitchen colour combination, but instead of black-and-white check floor tiles, this modern treatment uses Laminex Calm White for tall cabinetry doors and Laminex Black for interior cabinetry. The effect is to create a bright, minimalist kitchen zone with storage areas that add a sense of depth and shadow. It’s very clean, very contemporary and very stylish.

Design by Kitchen Craftsmen. | Featuring Laminex Calm White Cabinetry, Laminex Seasoned Oak Cabinetry & Laminex Black Drawer and Cabinetry Interior.
Sophisticated black and woodgrain

Another view of the previous kitchen shows that the black cabinetry interiors continue in the adjacent under-bench storage. However, to create a sense of warmth and connection to nature, and to introduce a new textural element, the drawer fronts use Laminex Seasoned Oak. When the drawers are open, their black interiors bring out the darker tones in the woodgrain decor, while creating consistency through the space.

Design by Kitchen Craftsmen. | Featuring Laminex Calm White Cabinetry, Laminex Seasoned Oak Cabinetry & Laminex Black Drawer and Cabinetry Interior.
Natural tones and woodgrains

This kitchen by designer Bree Leech shows how coloured interior surfaces can make joinery feel more like handcrafted custom furniture, particularly when a highly authentic Laminex Woodgrains decor is used. In this case, it’s the subtle grain structure of Laminex Seasoned Oak, applied to the benchtop and inside the drawers, with creamy Laminex AbsoluteMatte Surf on the drawer fronts and doors.

Country Kitchen designed by Bree Leech. | Photography: Lisa Cohen. | Featuring Laminex AbsoluteMatte Surf Cabinetry, Laminex Seasoned Oak Shelving, Benchtop & Drawer Interior.
Warm green and black

Another fantastic design by Bree Leech, this kitchen brings together Laminex AbsoluteMatte Black, warm green AbsoluteMatte Green Slate and geometrical splashback tiles in a bold and slightly retro colour combination. It’s given a very contemporary edge, however, thanks to the light-absorbing, fingerprint-resistant finish of AbsoluteMatte, while the Laminex Black drawer interior makes it the epitome of modern cool.

Green Slate Kitchen designed by Bree Leech. | Photography: Lisa Cohen. | Featuring Laminex AbsoluteMatte Black Tall Cabinetry & Benchtop, Laminex AbsoluteMatte Green Slate Cabinetry.
Rich colour and a flash of red

From Laminex’s recent collaboration with renowned architects Kennedy Nolan, the Studio Kitchen was designed with a sophisticated palette of classic deep blue Laminex AbsoluteMatte French Navy, AbsoluteMatte Green Slate and rustic terracotta tiles. But a surprise awaits in the cutlery drawer, where an interior of Laminex Pillarbox reveals an unexpected flash of brilliant red.

Studio Kitchen designed by Kennedy Nolan in Collaboration with Laminex. | Photography: Derek Swalwell. | Featuring Laminex AbsoluteMatte Cabinetry, Laminex AbsoluteMatte French Navy Benchtop, Splashback & Rangehood, Laminex Pillarbox Drawer Interior.
Soft pastels, so popular right now

The delicate blush of Laminex Just Rose and muted purple of Just Lilac share a similar tonal intensity, and both have warm undertones, which makes for a beautiful contemporary pairing. Here, the purple interior brings a sense of depth behind the pink drawer fronts. A benchtop of marble-look Laminex Crema Venato adds subtle texture with its brown-grey veining on a crisp white background.

Design by Bree Leech. | Photography: Derek Swalwell. | Featuring Laminex Just Rose Cabinetry, Laminex Just Lilac Drawer Interior & Laminex Crema Venato Benchtop.

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