Get in touch
Providing and fitting the highest quality kitchen worktops - Get Your Quote Here

How to create the right ambience in your kitchen

Creating the right ambience in a kitchen is as important as having all the appliances, fixtures and fittings in the right places. But what exactly do you need to do to instill a room with the desired atmosphere?

All aspects of your design contribute to your kitchen’s character. But it’s the finishing touches that really make a room sing. By choosing the right lighting and worktop design, you can bring the best out of your kitchen.

Lighting plays a huge role in the way a room ends up feeling. Typically, in kitchens – in addition to maximising natural light – designers recommend fitting a combination of three types of lighting:

  • Ambient – for the general light levels in a room.
  • Feature – used to highlight or illuminate specific architectural qualities in a room.
  • Task – fitted above food preparation areas to provide clear light to work by.

Worktops are another key element in a kitchen’s character. There are many styles of worktop available but most are made from either granite or quartz – granite is a naturally occurring material, whereas quartz worktops are man-made from crushed granite set in a resin.

With the help of a vast array of granite and quartz worktops, creating the perfect ambience in your kitchen is easier today than it has ever been. Stone Italiana for example – one of the one of the many companies manufacturing quartz – offers a choice of 59 different colours and finishes.

The beauty of quartz worktops is that they need not break the bank; you can achieve the look you want with well-made cheap worktops in a range of finishes. Stone Italiana’s TuttiFrutti finish, for instance, lends itself perfectly to creating a cheerful, fun atmosphere. The basic off-white background carries tiny pale-grey and larger flecks of multiple colours, including flecks of yellow, red, green, blue and brown. This, of course, will not only add a contrasting touch to darker wood or black furnishings, it will also easily compliment glossy white panels without creating a cold, sterile look.

stone italiana chili stone

For a warmer ambience, the Luce Viva, a red finish with a sand-like texture and tiny sparkling flecks, will provide the perfect accompaniment to a kitchen with light wooden furniture. Again, adding glass panels of a complimentary colour – glass panels are available in a broad range of RAL and Dulux colours, making it easy to match them perfectly to worktops and other fittings – will enhance the overall effect.

For more details about Stone Italiana quartz worktops, call us on 0208 216 2041 or use our contact form here.

Leave a comment

Request a Call Back

Please complete the form below to get more information on our products, to get help obtaining a quotation or for general customer service assistance.

    By Checking this box you consent to your data being submitted and stored on our servers for the purposes of your enquiry only. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

    Call Now Button