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Using DEKTON® & Mastidek In Popular Design Styles

When contemplating a new design for the kitchen or dining room, it might be easy to settle on choosing DEKTON® for the surface of your choice. After all it is a very durable, easy to maintain, and made to last. Additionally, it is commonly used by designers for countertops. However, you may wonder if you will be able to find a DEKTON® surface that will go with your taste of style. In this article we are going to mention some popular design styles with which you can easily incorporate DEKTON® colors.

DEKTON® is not only durable, it is also versatile. The color selection of this material is diverse and the palette has been formulated for use with a variety of design styles. Some of these style include:

  • Vintage
  • Scandinavian
  • Rustic
  • Industrial
  • Modern
  • Traditional

These popular designs are just a small sample of the various styles that many homeowners and designers find appealing. Let's briefly summarize what these design styles consist of and look at some DEKTON® colors that match well with each.

Scandinavian Kitchen Design

Scandinavian Kitchens

Kitchens with a Scandinavian touch are very popular and desirable. But what constitutes a Scandinavian kitchen? Furthermore, What DEKTON® would be compatible with a "scandi" style kitchen?

Markers of the Scandinavian style kitchen are simplicity and functionality. A variety of elements can be combined to work within these requirements. Here are some techniques to use in the Scandinavian design style:

  • Clean Lines
  • Organic Shapes
  • Lightweight Decorative Elements
  • Plants
  • Northern Tree Wood
    • Pine
    • Ash
    • Birch
  • Metallic Accent Mixed With Wood
  • Lighting Variety
    • Natural Light
    • Lamps
    • Lots of Light
  • Natural Materials
  • Muted Light Colors

So what DEKTON® materials go well with the Scandinavian design style? There are many that would no doubt suffice. Something in the shade of white would be a great choice. Looking at the list above, you can see why this is the case. It is very conducive to a "light" environment and it is very clean looking. If utilized with some wooden and metallic accent, Nayla would be a nice fit.

Rustic Kitchen Design

Rustic Kitchen Styles

What does a "rustic style" kitchen consist of? Well, there are variations of this design style. One example of this is the contemporary rustic style made up of the same characteristics, only softer variations. Rustic design is composed of elements that are rugged and natural. The colors are earth tones and the textures are representative of those found in nature like wood, stone and fibrous.

Achieving a rustic look and feel can be done by combining elements comprised of those qualities in a variety of ways. For example, wood can be incorporated into the design by using beams, columns and even flooring or other surfaces. The difference between the traditional rustic look and the contemporary rustic look is the visual "weight" of each. The traditional rustic design style appears 'heavier' with darker colors and more pronounced contrasts in textures and patterns. Contemporary is described by one as "feeling both fresh and real, light and grounded."

Even though wood can create an impressive rustic look, it is by no means the only way this can be achieved. For example, DEKTON® Trilium is a great material for designing a rustic style kitchen. Tenax offers a Mastidek adhesive designed especially for bonding the Trilium material during fabrication and installation.

Another Color of DEKTON® That is similar in color but has a visually different look is the Radium form the natural line of materials. This color can also be bonded using the same color although it is represented here on DektonMastidek.com by Radium Mastidek adhesive page.

Vintage Style Kitchens

This design style is described by one design website as "old fashioned and elegant". This is accomplished by using bright colors that offer a feeling of nobility and calmness. So, the look and feel is created using furnishings and decor that convey an aged feel, but they are elegant in appearance as well.

The colors that are often found in vintage style kitchens and other rooms are bright and soft. Additionally, vintage styling invites natural materials. However, hey appear less "rugged" than say, the aforementioned rustic styling. You could say that the colors and textures are "restrained" and the overall appearance is elegant with a mix of old fashioned and at the same time, new.

Skilled design professionals create vintage style kitchens using a range of DEKTON® colors. This is possible since the vintage design styling choice is so versatile. Some of the DEKTON® colors that can be used to create vintage styled kitchens along with their respective Mastidek adhesives include:

DEKTON® Material Mastidek Glue Information*
Glacier Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Glacier
Olimpo Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Olimpo
Lunar Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Lunar
Opera Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Opera
Vienna Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Vienna
Halo Surface Mastidek Adhesive for Halo
*The corresponding informational pages are representations of the adhesive as it is used to bond these DEKTON® colors. These adhesives ship under a color code assigned to the Zenith color. However, it is formulated to match a collection of DEKTON® colors.

So, the variations used by designers to create compelling vintage kitchen styles are supported not only by the variety of DEKTON® colors, but also the versatility of Mastidek adhesive used to bond the material during fabrication.

Modern Kitchen Design

Modern kitchen design is derived from a design style that began to be used around World War I. It is referred to by a popular decor website as having "specific roots in terms of its time period, style and inspirations."

So, it is more than just just a particular group of colors and textures used together. Rather, it is a look and feel that represents (to a degree) a particular time period through aesthetics. So what goes into a modern kitchen design?

The design of a modern kitchen has the following features:

  • Simplicity
  • Flat Surfaces
  • Minimal Ornamentation
  • Sleek Appearance
  • Man-made Materials

In addition to the features listed above, modern style design includes just a couple of colors that are complimentary in nature and a simple, "no frills" feel.

The modern design style should not be confused with another design style called "contemporary style design". A contemporary design is one that is indicative of the current era whereas modern design is indicative of the era of the 1940s and 1950s.

Industrial Kitchen Design

Industrial Kitchen Styling

To round out our discussion of some common kitchen design styles, we will briefly consider industrial kitchen style. This design style has a distinct look and feel that incorporates various textures and qualities into the design.

Some of the characteristics that are commonly found in industrial designs include:

  • Exposed Brick
  • Duct Work
  • Beams
  • Piping
  • Spaciousness

Those features combine to produce a simple, fresh looking design that has elements that are normally found in unfinished areas, but they are "new" in appearance. Common materials you will find in industrial kitchen designs are:

  • Concrete
  • Steel
  • Brass
  • Reclaimed Wood
  • Copper
  • Brick

By combining industrial elements creatively in a refreshing way, you can achieve the industrial design style. And the variation in looks can be as varied as any of the other styles we have considered thus far.

In this article, we have listed some of the popular kitchen styles that you will hear about. Furthermore, we have considered some of the elements that go into creating some of them. Whichever kitchen design style you choose, there are a variety of options regarding textures, colors, and material. In the end, it is a question of what you prefer as the owner of the area and what the designer can do with the resources provided.

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