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Island Personality: 5 Style Trends for Your Kitchen Island

We have pulled together some of our favourite kitchen design ideas with one main focus – the island bench!

Island Personality: 5 Style Trends for Your Kitchen Island

When designing a kitchen, it’s easy to stick to the safe colours, textures and materials. You know the style – white cabinets, white bench tops, white subway tiles…

While these safe choices can pay off (economically and fashionably) in the long run, if you’re looking to make a statement with your kitchen, you will be looking for more colour, texture and ‘wow-factor’.

As the kitchen is the hive of activity in most homes, we think the island bench deserves make a statement, especially as it sits centre stage within this chaos!

Industrial Concrete Cool

Sleek, simple and cutting edge. Concrete tiles are at the top of most interior design lists in 2017. Recreate this look with our Gibraltar Ash tiles in Natural (900×900)

The Traditionalist

Parquet wood is not only for floors – the Parquet Magnolia tiles in Natural (900×900) make a more traditional addition to this inner-city apartment island bench. Mixed with concrete surfaces it can add warmth to your room and a focal point for your kitchen.


Country Charmer

There’s something comforting about mosaic tiles, especially in the kitchen. They remind us of home cooked meals. This Portobello Azuis Tile is featured in Mix Gloss (200×200) and stands as a striking centrepiece to this neutral, contemporary kitchen.


Marvellous marble

It’s sleek, impressive and exudes a luxurious grace. However, these large Carrara tiles (600×1800) add the wow factor while juxtaposing these wood tiles (without the hefty price tag of a marble slab!)


Colourful Subway

Subway tiles have progressed a long way from plain white tiles. If you love this look, play around with colours, layout, grout and textures. These Liverpool Tiles in Pistache (70×240) are a delicious starting point!


Whatever colours, tiles and fixtures you choose to use throughout your kitchen, remember to celebrate the island bench for what it really is – a platform to express your style!

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