Feature finish

Cabinetry and walls in these kitchens take on feature status, with surface finishes from Ameron

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view of the black kitchen cabinetry with amerons specialist supercat acid cat coating to give a high gloss finish

In terms of interior design, the greater the surface area, the larger the impact. With this in mind, expanses of walls and cabinetry can make or break your kitchen's decor. To give your surfaces the design advantage, it pays to choose a product that stands out from the crowd.

Ameron manufactures a range of specialist surface coatings, formulated to look good and withstand the general wear and tear of kitchen life, says sales manager Wayne Martin.

"Working closely with designers, Ameron is able to provide specifications on product systems that meet a designer's exact objective," says Martin.

Two kitchens making effective use of Ameron surfaces are featured here; the first was created by Frances Robinson Design.

"The clients liked the Japanese influence so I reflected this in the choice of material and cabinetry finishes," says Robinson. "Ameron High Gloss Black Lacquer's highly reflective properties made it an appropriate choice and the owners love it. A painted glass splashback and Absolute black granite bench surfaces completed this lustrous look."

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view of the island in the kitchen with ameron specialist coating to give the black island a shiny gloss finish

Ameron SuperCat 777HS Acid Cat was used for both the kitchen cabinetry and an adjacent bar. The high-gloss finish was chosen for its strong visual impact, practicality and durability.

"Ameron finishes allowed us to achieve exactly the colour we wanted," says Robinson. "The coatings are consistent, batch to batch, providing a reliable finish. This is one of the many product advantages favoured by designers."

The second kitchen shown on these pages also benefits from introducing Ameron Coatings as a wow factor.

The owner's brief to Celia Visser Design was to design a modern kitchen with a semi-formal air and an effective balance of non-symmetrical elements.

"First impressions were crucial when designing this eye-catching kitchen," says Visser. "The design's success lies not only in the practical function of the space but also in the subtle yet dramatic colour scheme. This created balance between the space's two distinct elevations.

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view of this kitchen featuring ameron caprithane coating to give a metallic enamel and gloss finish to the cherry cabinets and splashback

"In a sea of ebony and ivory, vivid splashes of red draw the eye from the island to the back wall."

Ameron Coatings' products can be used in kitchens, bathrooms and on furniture, and come in many finishes, from high gloss to low-sheen naturals. There are more than 40,000 shades to choose from.

For more information, contact Ameron Coatings, PO Box 22-122, Otahuhu, Auckland, phone 0800 263 766, fax (09) 573 1201. Email: marketing@ameron.co.nz.

Story by: Trendsideas

09 Aug, 2005