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Creating a cashmere kitchen

Everything you need to know about the kitchen trend

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Cashmere kitchens exude timeless elegance and sophistication, merging practicality with luxurious aesthetics. The term ‘cashmere’ in kitchen design typically refers to a warm, neutral colour palette reminiscent of the soft, delicate tones found in cashmere wool. These kitchens often feature sleek, handleless cabinetry in muted shades of beige or taupe which creates a calming and inviting atmosphere.

The use of high-quality materials, such as polished marble or granite countertops, further enhances the opulence of cashmere kitchens. This design trend is favoured for its ability to integrate seamlessly into various interior styles, from modern to traditional, providing a tasteful and enduring culinary space.

Cashmere fabric has been synonymous with quality for years, and now so are cashmere kitchen cabinets. But what is a cashmere kitchen?

The key to a solid aesthetic is to factor in light and complementary colours. Fortunately, the expert design consultants at Masterclass Kitchens have a range of tips to help you master this exciting new style.

A cashmere Shaker kitchen with Slim shaker kitchen doors

Gold Cashmere Kitchen Ideas

Run cashmere under warm light and you’ll see rose gold in the fibres. Similarly, choose a warm, grey kitchen, add yellow lighting and you create a similar outcome; a gold kitchen. The effect is particularly apparent if you choose a shade of grey with pink undertones and contrast it with brown accessories.

Select a handleless kitchen and you have the option to accessorise with gold handlerails, which make a strong statement, much like a metallic splashback, as shown in this H Line Lumina ensemble. Together, these choices enrich a pale kitchen, adding plenty of warmth that’s interesting yet timeless.

A light grey cashmere kitchen with handleless units and a gold splashback

Shaker Cashmere Kitchen Ideas

Cashmere kitchens don’t have to be slick, handleless affairs to create the familiar cashmere sheen. Indeed, if you want to adopt this style but don’t like space-age design, why not design a Shaker cashmere kitchen? Take, for example, the following Hardwick range in Highland Stone and Graphite.

If you want to ramp up the warming effect, then pair the range with smooth, gold handles and a few reflective kitchen accessories. You can even incorporate a few dark panels of colours. As long as most of the room follows cashmere kitchen guidelines, they’ll pop to great effect.

A modern cashmere kitchen created from a Shaker cashmere kitchen

Cashmere Kitchen Complementary Colours

What if you want a pure cashmere kitchen without bold cabinets, but also don’t want your kitchen to look whitewashed? In that case, blend complementary colours into the design, either via the kitchen island, accessories or wall paint, as shown in the H Line Sutton and H Line Madoc ranges.

Dark grey kitchen island cabinets provide an intense contrast. Also, it’s possible to make dark wood bar stools striking, providing you house them in a clean kitchen. As for walls and floors, choose eggshell finishes to extend the cashmere sheen, plus bright parquet or light tiled flooring.

A modern cashmere kitchen with an off-white and gold colour palette

Matt and Gloss Cashmere Kitchens

When it comes to cashmere-style door fronts, your kitchen range can work in gloss or matt. Just ensure, if you do choose a matt finish, that it sports a slight sheen. Many homeowners choose tactically depending on what could benefit their space.

Prints, for example, don’t show prominently on matt surfaces, as with Masterclass’ H Line Sutton range, making them ideal for kids’ fingers and pets’ noses. And gloss doors, like the ones featured on this H Line Lumina range, make rooms appear bigger which is perfect for narrow galley kitchens or those with little natural light.

A handleless gloss cashmere kitchen with a tiled floor

If you need more help creating a cashmere kitchen that meets all your lifestyle needs then check out Masterclass’ range for a solid foundation.