This tasty trip through five kitchens, visualized by Artem Evstigneev, features areas of high contrast within countertop sectioning, unit selections, and indeed between the two. A safe kitchen layout can be completely transformed with a simple addition of tone.
Small cubbies look great when picked out in a vibrant color, especially when nestled amongst a run of fresh white units. The base units in this design have been selected in a dark wood tone to give the overall design weight and depth.
The use of two contrasting materials for the countertop allows zoning and differentiates the work bench from the dining bar.
A freestanding look is achieved in this kitchen, where a wooden crockery sideboard holds twin cookers. The wooden elements of the room are freshened by white cabinets, worktops and fridge-freezer.
The curvaceous cut of the countertop provides a further area of contrast, as the smooth shape is the complete opposite of the squared off cupboard fronts with angular black trim.
Situated in this very black room-guarded by a very stern looking lady-a two tone wall of kitchen cabinets adorn one whole wall.
Running off the central island, a chunky white cooking slab floats above a sleek black preparation zone.
A warm wood grain has been selected to prevent the black and white elements from appearing too stark and unwelcoming.
Fun sunshine yellow gloss units are mixed with a more serious looking black countertop on the central island in this one, but a light wood countertop add-on keeps things looking friendly. A dark lined cubby compartment ties the island in with the side run of cupboards, as well as topping the black glass fronted cookers perfectly.
The nearby dining suite also play with the same color story, teaming a black tabletop with wooden legs, and white chairs to match the wash and prep counter.
Three different countertops in one space probably wouldn’t be your first idea, but when used in the right combination a trio can produce a great effect.