Shades of grey express precision, elegance and robustness, but above all lend themselves to infinite variations in terms of choice of materials and colour schemes. An anthracite grey kitchen is an established classic in design trends that have made this particular shade of grey one of the most popular on the market.
Anthracite grey is a dark shade of grey that recalls the texture of elements such as lava stone, graphite or coal, and adapts perfectly to all architectural styles, from classic and vintage to contemporary and industrial.
It is distinguished by its typical blue-tinged hue, which makes it a nuance of grey that despite being dark is bright and relaxing.
The main benefit of anthracite grey kitchens is that they provide architects and interior designers with unlimited possibilities to give free rein to their imaginations. The colour coordinates with many different materials, such as wood, steel, marble or granite and creates original styles by matching with other shades of grey, but also with white, natural wood and other combinations.
The result will in any case be a refined, elegant kitchen, a sophisticated ambience that will pass the test of time and never tire.
Anthracite grey is a particular shade of dark grey created by mixing equal parts of blue, red and yellow. The name comes from anthracite, a mineral found naturally in coal.
You can opt for a uniform monocolour kitchen, with walls, floor and complementary items all in the same colour, or play with coordination and contrasts.
For example, the luminosity of an anthracite grey kitchen can be enhanced by matching pastel shades of turquoise, aquamarine or even pink, or by using wood – for the floor or worktops, for example – or stainless steel for cabinet doors and complementary items.
According to kitchen dimensions, you can go for a colour scheme with white or neutral colours such as dove grey or beige, filling the room with light and therefore giving it a more spacious appearance. With larger dimensions, coordinating with black, dark wood or metal finishes like Corten will not be a problem.
To make the most of an anthracite grey kitchen, it is essential to provide the right lighting, be it natural or artificial, that will exalt the typical nuances of this shade. Be free to imagine spotlights or LED lighting under wall units or integrated into open units and wall units, particularly effective if they have glass doors.
Based on your personal style choices, household appliances and other complementary items can be incorporated in the composition so that they are practically invisible, giving a precise, orderly effect, or they can create a contrast, for example with vintage design and bright colours and glistening chrome finishes for a more lively, informal ambience.
Elements such as worktops or peninsulas and islands can be in marble, natural stone, stoneware or cutting-edge materials such as Laminam or Okite, and, of course, any type of wood.
Because anthracite grey is naturally matt, it contrasts the effect of watermarks or stains. However, maintaining and cleaning are conditioned by the materials used, as we mentioned, for example, in the recent article on How to clean kitchen worktops.
Although each type of material requires special maintenance and cleaning methods, there is one golden rule: never use abrasive or particularly aggressive products, as they would affect the chromatic features of this particular shade of grey.
Gentili Cucine proposes several kitchen and living room compositions featuring anthracite grey in a wide range of materials, such as, for example, Melamine Anthracite, one of the three carcase colours in the price list. There is also the possibility to order the cabinet door in a coordinating colour, or in Melamine, or in the same colour Monolacquered or Matt or Glossy Lacquered. The worktop can also be ordered in Anthracite Laminate.
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