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From natural tones and textures to a minimalist masterpiece: Find your perfect kitchen style

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by Megan Burns
08th Dec 2020
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For many of us, the kitchen is the most important room in the house, so it’s important that it’s a design that you love, irrespective of passing trends. Here is some inspiration to help you find the style that suits the best.


We all love looking at pictures of beautiful kitchens, but when it comes to choosing a design for your own home, it can be hard to know where to start.

Sure, an all-white design looks gorgeous, but would it feel sparse next to your cosy living space? Or perhaps you’ve admired wooden units, but are concerned they’re not modern enough.

The team at Arena Kitchens + Interiors have all the expert knowledge to help you find the perfect design for you, and with their range of luxurious designs from SieMatic Kitchens, there’s something to suit every taste. Here’s some inspiration to get you started.

Majestic monochrome

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If you love a look that’s classic yet bold, a monochrome scheme is guaranteed to make an impact that will never go out of style. This SieMatic kitchen’s sleek, handle-free black units provide a dramatic contrast to the white walls with their decorative cornicing, allowing old and new to work together in one space.

This look doesn’t need a period home to work, however. By going for a single colour in this minimalist design, all the focus is put on the details like the carefully crafted finishes, and the quality of the materials used. This look is perfect for someone who wants a timeless design that creates a real statement in their home.

Warm and rich

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For a more textured, richer feel, combining different shades of wood will not only add warmth, but it will help your kitchen feel like a continuation of your living space, rather than a stark shift.

Strip lights in unexpected places like under worktops and between units amplify this sense of warmth with a soft glow, while open shelving to display favourite items helps to personalise the space. This timber-rich SieMatic design would be ideal for someone who wants a modern design that can feel cosy, too, and the team at Arena Kitchens + Interiors can help you tailor it to your own space.

Soft shades

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If you prefer something lighter, soft colours such as this palette of pale pink and grey can create a truly calming atmosphere, while also helping to bounce light around the room. Handle-free units in different shades harmonise to create a space that is beautiful in its simplicity.

This allows the focus to be the dining table, the place where people gather, setting the tone for a relaxed, welcoming mood.

Natural textures

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Organic tones and textures combine in this SieMatic kitchen to create a space that feels rich and textured. Both the beautifully deep smoked oak and dappled stone add texture, and have complementing warm shades.

A contrasting slim, stainless steel worksurface keeps everything feeling contemporary, as well as the graphic, clean lines throughout the design, combining precision with the unique patina of natural materials. This style is ideal for anyone who wants to incorporate the beauty of the natural world into their home.

Warm and bright

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Of course, for those who like the best of both worlds, you don’t have to choose between light and dark tones in your kitchen. By combining both, you can create a layered effect that feels bright but also warm.

This SieMatic kitchen’s streamlined white units reflect light around this space, while the contrasting richness of the wood adds warmth and texture. This combination is also great for open plan spaces, as the wood acts as a bridge between a kitchen space and a living space, still providing function, but with the feel of furniture. Details like a flush hob and pop-out extractor fan ensure the focus stays on the beautifully-crafted units.

Arena Kitchens + Interiors, based in Dublin for 33 years, is proud to be exclusive agents for SieMatic Kitchens in Ireland. The high-end kitchens are manufactured in Germany and shipped directly to our warehouse. Our Sandyford showroom is one of the finest in the country and we have just completed installation of the new SieMatic Pure range kitchen; the SLX. We welcome showarounds by appointment. Arena Kitchens + Interiors are also exclusive agents for Ligne Roset Furniture, as well as many other world leading home and kitchen brands.


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