From The Block to the Design Duo Series taking place this season, it would be difficult to not catch the reno bug! With all this inspiration, now is the perfect time to start renovating your kitchen. One of the first and potentially hardest decisions you will need to make is selecting your kitchen style.

There are many fantastic and popular options to choose from, from Coastal and Hamptons to Urban and Contemporary Classic. Feeling inspired but not sure how to bring it to life? Or are you still trying to decide which style suits you, your family and your home? 

Your cabinetry selection- its colour, and finish- is one of the main ways you can achieve the look you love. Below we look at the hottest kitchen styles and how to create them with our door options. 

Contemporary Classic 

Effortlessly elegant and timeless, this Classic palette focuses on neutral and earthy tones, timber handles and Kinsman Porto Maple Woodmatt cabinetry to create a modern version of a Hampton’s, coastal or French Provincial inspired kitchen.

The neutral tones of the Porto Maple Woodmatt, is a wonderful alternative to an all-white colour scheme. Incorporate timber handles and marble-look benchtops to bring the look to life. 

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Monochrome Inspired

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Aesthetically, the monochrome kitchen celebrates a clean style that’s easy to style with your favourite accessories in the kitchen.  A mixture of Artarmon Black Ultramatt and Avoca Classic White joinery, both from Kinsman, create a monochromatic palette. Not sure about committing entirely to a black and white kitchen? Choosing dark cabinetry such as the Camden Bottega Oak Woodmatt contrasted with cream or white benchtops is the perfect solution to achieving that monochrome inspired kitchen look.

It gives the space beautiful texture and originality; sure to get many compliments about it. Add a touch of glamour to the dark moody space with Matt Brass handles and finishes.

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Coastal Beauty

Bring the natural beauty of the seaside into your home with a Coastal-inspired kitchen. A popular style in Australian homes, there are various ways you can achieve this look. For a modern and chic take, opt for light toned cabinetry such as the Coastal Oak Woodmatt paired with brass and touch catch handles. 

Our classic Camden Coastal Oak Woodmatt door evokes a coastal feel with its smooth surface and light sandy colour. Integrated appliances such as the fridges and dishwasher are hidden behind matching joinery panels to not distract the eye, creating a seamless look. The neutral colour palette and finishes continue into the pantry which showcases arched details, brass hardware, and beautiful tiles across the splashbacks, evoking a coastal calmness in the kitchen. 


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Country Luxe

Country-inspired kitchens are becoming increasingly popular within Australian homes, and work well within city dwellings just as well as rural ones. And really, who wouldn’t want to bring the warm and welcoming nature of the country into a city-based home? 

Decorative door profiles are a must in this popular style, and Shaker door profiles lend themselves perfectly to the look. However, turn up the luxe factor with inky blue joinery with a pop of brass. Montauk Ink Matt doors with Patina Mesh inserts are an exciting option, especially with marble-look benches and detailed brass handles. The Montauk door is new to the Kinsman range, featuring a 40mm rail door profile, offering a modern take on a classic look. 


Urban Cool

Wish to create a bold, urban kitchen style? Using one colour palette throughout is sure to turn heads and make a design statement. The exciting thing about the same-coloured cabinetry is that you can introduce different textures and tones to create a layered look. 

Not sure where to start? You may like to consider your kitchen colour scheme. Our Oyster Grey Matt doors look incredible when paired with industrial style, stone benchtops such as Silestone by Cosentino in Seaport. The beauty of a monotone design scheme is the ability to have fun with it and add a pop of colour! The orange Smeg Portofino Freestanding Cooker with matching Canopy Rangehood is the central focal point within the layout, complemented by our grey joinery, and Brushed Brass handles. Introduce a touch of timber to break up the banks of cabinetry while adding an element of warmth. 


Nature Inspired

Nature-inspired and inviting, this kitchen celebrates natural beauty and soft curves. The look focuses on natural, organic materials and finishes which are showcased through the timber-inspired Oak Woodgrain Kinsman kitchen cabinets and arched grey travertine-look counters.

Organic detail is seen throughout with the waterfall design of the kitchen island mimicking the archways leading through to the butler’s pantry.  Achieve a beautiful nature-inspired kitchen by balancing textures between your cabinetry, benchtops and island. The incorporation of a smooth light-toned benchtop such as Silestone by Cosentino in Nolita, balances beautifully against the textured Avoca Prime Oak displayed on the island, also perfectly complementing the Oak Woodgrain on the cabinets and creating a warm wooden theme throughout.



Ready to start the new year with a Kinsman Kitchen that is the perfect fit for your home and family?

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