Hidden depths

How to combine materials in the kitchen

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With the rise of hacking and easy access to unusal and exotic materials we're spoilt for choice when it comes to decorating our kitchens.

And with this array of options comes a more open mind with interiors; we no longer have to be reginmented or uniformed, we can mix and match to our heart's content and still have a super sleek kitchen.

Using different textures, colours and shapes gives your kitchen depth and are visually appealing. It doesn't have to be a jaw dropping, state-of-the-art wall mural, it can be as simple as a wooden island paired with high gloss kitchen cabinets or a tiled floor spilling into wooden planks.

If you're working with industrial, rustic open brick walls then a contrast of high gloss cabinets will draw out the beauty even more and create a showstopping backdrop.

Simple blocks of white handle-free kitchen units are the perfect partner to showcase a statement decorative piece. Using striking materials such as marble or distressed wood in a block design will have maximum impact when used for a worktop, kitchen island or flooring.

As well as materials, introduce colour to add defiinition to your space. For example a bright, bold splashback or kitchen table in a neutral coloured room will add zest to an already interesting kitchen.

Whether you opt to mix different materials on a large scale or subtle touches throughout the space, this design technique is certain to add depth to your kitchen.