Creating a Refined kitchen
For a kitchen that evokes decadence, sophistication and luxury, here you can learn how to recreate the Refined trend in your home.
How to get the look
A fusion of rich colours, luxury materials and warm metallic accents combine to create your Refined kitchen.
Step one: Choose your cabinet doors
Nostalgia for the past is a key part of this trend. Take inspiration from heritage design with a cabinet door from our Shaker collection . Jewel tones like navy and teal create a rich colour palette, complemented with shades of grey. Graphite provides a dark backdrop to highlight with luxe accessories. Or choose our paintable Burford cabinet doors to add your own favourite shade.
Step two: Pick your worktop
Solid wood or stone create a premium finish. For a work surface that glistens in the light, your builder can fit a white mirror chip quartz worktop which is flecked with reflective pieces. Marble instantly evokes classical sculptures and old world glamour. For a low maintenance option, we recommend a white marble-effect worktop made from hardwearing laminate.
Step three: Select a sink and tap
A ceramic undermount sink will blend with your work surface, creating a sleek and sophisticated sink area. Accent this with a brass tap for a touch of refined luxury.
Step four: Choose your appliances
Mirror a bygone era with the heritage style of a Leisure range cooker. A range cooker also offers plenty of space for the chef to get creative. For a modern look, choose a sleek black induction hob to contrast with your crisp white worktop.
Step five: Find flooring and door furniture
Our grey chevron laminate tile flooring looks just like classic parquet, and is easy for your builder to fit, and for you to clean. Consider updating your door and door furniture to match your cabinet doors and handles for maximum impact.
Step six: Add finishing touches
Add metallic accents with on-trend brushed copper or brushed brass handles, which is the new go-to metallic for a modern kitchen. Brass gives our modern T-bar handles a vintage influence, and will bring warmth and character to your Refined kitchen.
Choose from more than 70 kitchen designs
Discover our kitchens, which can be tailored to suit your home and way of life. Explore our Shaker, Universal and Contemporary designs for inspiration when you are planning a new kitchen.