March 4, 2024 | Insights

Textural trend: smooth stone and matt metallics

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Matt metallic elements team beautifully with stone surfaces to elevate kitchens and bathrooms with understated luxury.

Brushed, patinated and natural aged ‘living’ metal and stone benchtops are currently making a popular design pairing. The rich textures of these materials combine to elevate spaces with warmth and sophistication. From taps to sinks and showers and vanities, the patina of matt metal fixtures creates a sophisticated look, particularly when teamed with veined stone benchtops. Choose on-trend matt nickel and gunmetal for a more subtle contemporary edge, or brushed brass and gold fixtures to dial up the glamour.

Beyond tapware, take a look at brushed metal hardware, such as cupboard and drawer handles, and towel rails, fine details enhance joinery and surface material.

Pendant lighting is a popular design element in kitchen island benchtops with many brushed metal light fittings available to suit every interior and exterior design style, while illuminating the qualities of the stone benchtop.

Surfaces in the Smartstone Sintered Collection come in either a Matt or Suede finish, both of which complement the low-sheen patina of matt metallic fixtures.

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Bellini Bianco

Delicate brown-grey veining makes a subtle visual connection with brushed brass fittings.

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Pietra Scuro

Team gorgeous granite-effect surfaces with earthy elements such as aged metal and wood.

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Calacatta Borghini

Create a pairing of pure elegance with marble-style surfaces with patinaed metal fixtures.

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