A Worktop Express Guide to Contrasting Solid Wood Kitchen Worktops
Contrasting worktops – always a fashionable kitchen feature – are more popular than ever before. The trend was prominent at this year’s EuroCucina kitchen trade fair in Milan, where natural materials were key and display kitchens showcased a range of contrasting solid wood kitchen worktops. To interpret this look in your home, we recommend installing wooden workbenches alongside contrasting breakfast bars or kitchen islands.
Keep reading to learn about our top timber picks for creating an aesthetic that is full of harmonious contrast:
Wenge Worktops and Maple Worktops
Perfect for kitchens with a high-contrast design scheme, the combination of these opulent worktops creates a sophisticated, timeless look.
Zebrano Worktops and Black American Walnut Worktops
If you fancy a kitchen with plenty of personality, we highly recommend our fabulous zebrano worktops. Partner these timber tops with lustrous black American walnut worktops, which correspond beautifully with the dark, chocolate-colour markings of the zebrano.
Installing both timbers allows you to integrate exotic zebrano surfaces into a kitchen without it dominating the entire space.
Caramel Bamboo Worktops and Bamboo Worktops
Caramel bamboo surfaces are made from the same materials as standard bamboo tops; however, the plant undergoes a caramelisation process first, transforming the staves to a gorgeous, golden colour.
Beech Worktops and Sapele Worktops
Both timbers exhibit rich pink-red tones that complement one another beautifully, and feature a combination of linear and wavy grain markings.
These worktops are ideal for adding warmth to white kitchens or kitchens that are deprived of natural light.
Oak Worktops and Black Oak Worktops
Both surfaces showcase the characterful grain pattern that oak is best known for, though the black oak worktops have undergone a blackening process to produce luxuriously dark hues.
If you would like to install contrasting wood worktops in your kitchen but have not decided which timber combination you prefer, visit one of our worktops showrooms to see many of these surfaces on display (as well as a full range of samples).