A trend is emerging among surfaces that couldn't be further removed from the gloss white finishes which have long prevailed: black. In future, kitchen furniture and (…) appliances will be adorning themselves with classy (…) black surfaces. And increasingly, furniture interiors are also taking on a dark look. One item, though, is going against the flow: the refrigerator! In standalone form, it's moving into the focus, sporting bright accent colours. Consumers themselves now even have a say in creating its surface design. In its immediate surroundings, metallic surfaces, stone and concrete looks signalise high material quality and lasting value. (...) Timbers, primarily oak, are increasingly providing a warm and homely feel – sometimes with vibrant flowery grain, sometimes even texture.
Black is "beautiful" again: black is returning as a distinctive design element. At times silky matt, at times highly polished. Combined with bright accent colours, this produces lively, stunning contrasts. Refrigerators are climbing the career ladder: they are advancing to become autonomous design objects and can even be styled in any chosen way.
Wood remains right on trend – for more warmth and homeliness.
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