Classic white, moody black, or pulled back colour? We put the question of trending cabinet finishes to designers on the Trends Design Council panel
1. Damian Hannah, German Kitchens
There's a real movement to the warmer tones. At the moment I’m seeing a lot of the natural veneers again – but they’re not that well suited to New Zealand as we have too much sun that can fade them.
The same goes with solid wood cabinetry, even with sealants.
That said, there is a movement back to those timbers. There’s a lot of coffee colours too, and also paler wood colours like the ash or teak – just warm, honey toned timbers and then matching that with soft pastel colours. Greens are popular too.
But the timbers and black and white are timeless as are grey tones, which is a mix of black and white anyway, and monochromatic – in fact a shade not even a colour.
And you can put anything with black, white, or grey.