Bright Kitchen Light
All white kitchens have their origins in the northern hemisphere where long winters call for reflective surfaces that breathe light into gloomy homes. Glossy surfaces reflect light and are the perfect antidote to dark, cavernous spaces. Mix the two to create a luminous, airy kitchen. John Dammerman, marketing manager at ELK, says that high-gloss white melamine kitchens are popular at the moment. 'In the past, melamine formed the basis of a kitchen, but there is a trend towards the material as a focal point,' he says. This pale, lacquered minimalism; an Alpine-inspired palette, means that shapes and textures steal the show and are the epitome of elemental appeal. To get this look, consider combining high-gloss acrylics, high-pressure suede laminates or custom duco Supawood, but be warned: Glossy finishes are more maintenance that their matte counterparts. As beautiful as gloss finishes are, they show fingerprints and marks easily.