In kitchen news this spring, iconic laminate brand Formica adds 30 new on-trend finishes to its line-up (can you believe the company launched in 1912?), while Caesarstone moves to the dark side with a textured, matte black stone.
Caesarstone Piatto Black: The black kitchen trend seems set to endure if the latest from Caesarstone is anything to go by. Pitched as the “ultimate dark,” Piatto Black is a deep intense black and is part of the brand’s Deluxe range. The slightly textured finish has a satin sheen for a new, elegant take on matte.
Bocchi Casa ceramic kitchen sink: Available locally at Paco Jaanson, this statement sink is available in 16 colours, in single and double iterations and in sizes including 500, 600, 750 and 850mm. We love its deep shape, statement good looks and that it’s super easy to clean.
Fisher & Paykel classic wall range hood: Offering a heritage aesthetic with modern performance, the new Fisher & Paykel wall range hood has been designed to pair with the New Zealand brand’s freestanding cooker. Available in four classic colours (white, black, stainless steel and red), the range hood comes complete with user-friendly chrome buttons, energy-efficient LED lights and a quiet three-speed fan. $2,549.
Formica: The iconic surface brand has just added 30 new colours to its portfolio including 14 stone patterns, five solid colours and 11 woodgrains, all designed to reflect the latest trends.
Standout finishes include ‘White Cement’ which captures the raw texture of concrete and ‘Calacatta Gold’ which is a white ‘marble’ with large golden cream veins. The new solid colours are equally eye-catching with ‘Olivette’ which is a pale olive green, ‘Teal’ which is a mid-toned blue-green, ‘Bluegrass’ which is a soft grey blue and ‘Deep Sea’ which is a strong bluish green.
Hera by Paco Jaanson kitchen mixer: Available in matte and bright chrome, this new design is a modern take on the traditional gooseneck spout. Art Deco styling springs to mind with its smooth, yet square lines. Priced from a very reasonable $264.