How to mix materials in a luxury kitchen design

Using high-end materials such as marble, metallics and fluted glass is one of the best ways to bring luxe appeal to bespoke kitchens. A marble top kitchen island for instance will create a visually stunning centrepiece. Warm oak kitchen storage cabinets won’t fail to add a timeless mood to a luxury kitchen room. But the key to making your kitchen design stand out from the crowd is to mix two or three different materials in the same space. How to embrace a cohesive palette that doesn’t look too busy takes an experienced creative eye. This is where roundhouse design experts can help.

Feast your eyes on our beautiful bespoke kitchens and learn how a savvy blend of materials can create a little bit of kitchen magic.

Choose bold pattern blocks 

Transform a simple monochrome palette into a striking luxury kitchen design with a bold use of marble and stone. The richly veined Arabescato Corchia marble transforms the modern kitchen island and sink zone into eye catching focal points. Then, for added function and style, a crisp slab of dark Nero Assoluto granite extends out from the contemporary kitchen island to form a spacious dining hub. The harmonious monochrome mood doesn’t stop there. The Urbo and Frameless Classic kitchen doors are refreshed with Farrow & Ball’s Strong White and Pitch Black matt lacquer for a black and white scheme that is anything but ordinary.

Warm up with wood and metal

There is an unbeatable natural beauty to timber which we’ll never tire of. The rich walnut doors in this luxury kitchen design not only exude a warm, Arts & Crafts mood, but also celebrate a craftsmanship that Roundhouse is so proud of. What makes this kitchen dining design extra special are the Antique Brass feature doors on the modern kitchen island. Left unlacquered, the brass will gracefully age and patina over time to create a unique look. Classic and inviting, the modern heritage look is elevated by the dramatic black, white and gold quartzite worktop on the luxury kitchen island. Proof that timber and metallics are a material match made in heaven.

Go for understated luxe appeal

Whether you prefer a bold luxury kitchen room or something a little more pared-back, mixing materials is the ultimate design tool. Our Classic kitchen in Farrow & Ball’s Hopper Head charcoal is a fabulous base colour for layering on accents of walnut, fluted glass and lava stone. That’s not forgetting the striking feature wall in Tadelakt plaster and chunky oak breakfast bar where you can enjoy coffee with friends. The result is tactile, chic and timeless – a luxury kitchen design that will never let you down.

Be brave with material choice

For the braver souls among us, a mix of confident patterns and burnished metallics will transform the simplest kitchen layout. The adventurous choice of cool kitchen worktops in striking Compac stone energises the kitchen in a way that plain surfaces never could. Along with the Burnished Copper liquid metal wall units, the mix of materials transforms a modest kitchen design into a luxury kitchen room, oozing with architectural flair.

Harness a modern rustic mood

It’s so important to take design cues from the architectural framework of your kitchen room. In this bespoke kitchen design the harmonious blend of materials is influenced by the barn’s original lintels, beams and exposed brick walls. The end result is a masterclass in how to mix materials for low-key luxe appeal. Our Roundhouse designers used oak book matched veneer with a contrasting silver patinated finish on the modern kitchen island with seating. To complete the modern rustic ambience, leathered, black granite worktops ground the pale hues and rustic elements to create an upmarket kitchen design that wows.

Can you have different worktops in a kitchen?

Yes, you can definitely mix different worktop materials in bespoke kitchens. In fact, combining a natural wood or granite with a man-made quartz or porcelain creates an eye catching mix of warm and cool surfaces. We can advise you how to use certain materials to zone different functions too. Say a marble worktop slab for pastry making or a hygienic stainless surface in the cooking zone.

Our expert kitchen designers can help you make the best choices for your Roundhouse bespoke kitchen, furniture or wardrobes. Visit any of our seven Roundhouse showrooms; Wigmore St, Clapham, Fulham, Richmond, Cambridge, Guildford & Cheltenham and get planning!