A Primer On Choosing Surface Decors For Kitchen

Deciding what surfaces to opt for your kitchen is easier said than done. That the core of furnishing our kitchens is predicated on utility with aesthetics, the real task is finding surface decor that achieves this ideal balance. Because—we don’t want our kitchen to look like a visual cacophony with elements crammed together but a coherent, put-together space that exudes warmth. 

After all, it’s the most important part of our homes and so it warrants research—which, good for you, we have done in order to make the process of selection a breeze. Whether you have stock cabinets or fully bespoke ones, knowing the following will come in handy—

#1: COLOR

Just because your kitchen is a strictly functional area of your home doesn’t mean it can’t have colors. If you want to add a fresh point of view or zest in your kitchen then what another way than some delightful hues. We imagine an energetic yet soothing color palette of Blue, Grey, and Light Grey from our exclusive curation of wood fiber panels from Valchromat. Shutters sited away from the cooking section can be clad in Valchormat fiber panels for a burst of fresh color. While the Blue will take the center stage, Grey and Light Grey will complement and contain the intensity of Blue to make it all look cohesive.

#2: TEXTURED

For those of you who are a little skeptical about introducing colors, there’s always texture to punch up visual interest in your kitchen. Whether you want to add depth or visual weight, a textured surface decor will anchor your kitchen while imparting a sense of intimacy to it. The kitchen island here which is clad in embossed veneer panel Chopped Wood from Holz in Form anchors the space and trains the spotlight on the prominent part of the kitchen.

GLOSSY

No doubt that glossy surface decors are the first choice for those looking to conjure up an unabashedly luxurious feel in their kitchen. But when something looks do precious, doesn’t that mean high maintenance and compromise on performance? Well, that isn’t the case with VetroTec acrylic high glass panels from Otto, Germany. Offering outstanding resistance to abrasion and chemicals, these high gloss panels are especially recommended for demanding practical environments like kitchen owing to their hard-wearing properties.

MATT FINISH

Without a doubt, matt finish surface decors are a popular choice among those who want to keep things fail-safe and effortlessly elegant. With moderate to little to no reflectiveness—matt finish surface decors are perfect to imbue a sense of refined practicality in kitchens. Decorative recyclable panels, RMD work unbelievably well in the kitchen—all thanks to their water-resistant and stain-free properties. Produced sustainably, these panels are super easy to install (an excellent option for those who take pride in a good DIY) and basically are no-fuss surface decors which won’t make you break a sweat every time you think about cleaning them!

METAL FINISH

The magnetism of metallic finishes is irresistible. They look effortlessly sumptuous and lend an air of exclusivity to kitchen settings. The soft luster of metal finish laminates beautifully complements transitional schemes where you need a mix of old-school glamour and contemporary pizzazz. Our collection of Metal Laminates in Delhi are best suited for kitchen backsplashes, cabinets, shelves, and kitchen islands.

Like any of these ideas for your kitchen? We have more. Why not visit Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).

The Much in Vogue industrial Look For Modern interiors

If you are someone whose heart belts out happy songs as you walk into a space awash in more of a ‘behind-the-scenes-appeal’ than the ‘in-your-face-conventional-glamour’, we’d say welcome to the league! There’s something very hypnotic about interiors that are a departure from what we consider traditionally appealing—where bare concrete walls, weathered wood, and patinated metal are celebrated than concealed. Well well, we are sure by now you must have figured out what we are referring to—the style, of course!

This style revers the bones of the buildings; trains the spotlight on the structural elements; and basically lays it all bare—including the walls, ductwork, beams, and the whole interior enchilada which is painfully hidden beneath layers of cosmetic cover-ups. This blog post is dedicated to this raw and edgy aesthetic and how you can go about conjuring it in your interior—be it your home or office.

#1: MINIMAL DETAILING WITH AN UNFINISHED LOOK

A stunning wall featuring Argento Antico and Old Copper VetroTec Acrylic Glass Panels reflects the fundamental canon of the industrial-chic style—minimal decoration. 

First and foremost, unlike other trending styles—the industrial aesthetic is all about a no nonsense approach. Surfaces used in this style are never over-the-top or bedazzle with opulence but convey a raw simplicity. Spaces are free of bulking furniture and layouts are open and allow for breathing—knick-knacks and decor accessories are few and unfussy.

#2: SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

An edgy partition-cum-shelf in Black Valchromat brings industrial flair in a living room.

The industrial style is all about unpretentiousness—restrained setups where nature is a big part of the narrative. Just like the wood fiber panels from Valchromat—they bring with them the distinct coarseness of wood and vibrancy of organic dyes. The unassuming vibe these panels emanate feels soothing and down-to-earth. This aesthetic also favors resuscitating life into pieces that are on the fag end of their lifecycle—say, when a wardrobe door is transformed into a coffee table. Valchromat panels are engineered by hewing to the principles of sustainability—the wood used is sourced from waste, residue from timber mills, pine, and recycled pine. Also, the panels are suffused with organic dyes that tick two important boxes—conscience and color!

A  sturdy kitchen island in Black Chopped Wood from Holz in Form range of Embossed Veneer Panels acts as nature’s neutral in this industrial scheme. These embossed veneer panels which come in the ravishing rugged textures of natural wood—are perfect to punch up visual intrigue into the mix.

When it comes to the color palette, the industrial-style stays decidedly towards the neutral side of the spectrum. We reckon it makes things easier as the palette is narrower and not a lot of time goes into hashing it out over the colors to choose from. Black, grey, brown, and white are the hues that dominate this style. Just because the palette is limited doesn’t mean it gets all lackadaisical.

4: RAW YET REFINED METALS

Conveying a steampunk-inspired edge is a stunning pure Stainless Steel laminate 600/600 from Homapal. The lustrous discs featuring anisotropic reflections create a spectacular interaction of highlights and shadings—an effect that makes it decidedly industrial in appeal.

There’s no industrial style without metals, period. Whether you go for metals possessing a visual record of the effects of time or on-trend metals that ‘feel in’ with the modern times—metals are the quintessence of this aesthetic. Think beautifully distressed brass knobs or metal pendant lights with dinged surfaces.

If you are looking to create this aesthetic for your residential or commercial project, we’d like to invite you to our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to help you cherrypick surface decors for your industrial vision. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free).

#HappyHygge: Invite earthy elegance with Nature’s Signature veneers by Duro

Hygge pronounced “hoo-gah” is a Danish lifestyle concept that encompasses all things warm, cozy, and nice. We instantly took to this concept as we are historically known for helping trade professionals and clients enwrap their spaces in the kind of a fashionably fuzzy feeling that Hygge perfectly represents. Being the comfort-seekers that we are—our natural choice, therefore, is wood veneers—soothing colors, relaxing textures, and mesmerizing grains—the embodiment of sensual comfort. 
Veneers from Duro’s Nature’s Signature collection are the stuff that dreams are made of—we mean elegant and timelessly chic dreams. With more than 250 exotic species in Natural, Fumed, Dyed, Metallic, Distressed and Burl categories—this collection is India’s largest selection of A+ grade natural veneers.
As there are different strokes for different folks—there are unique veneers crafted under the gimlet eyes of the expert to appeal to a variety of interior styles. 

For interiors that are a mashup of traditional and contemporary—a strong, deeply hued veneer works like a perfect springboard to ground the overall scheme. Take this dining nook here, for example—we love how Santos Rosewood from Nature’s Signature anchors the space whilst providing contrast to the two-toned dining chairs. This place radiates organic warmth, so it’s giving us major #HyggeGoals!

This double oven wall cabinet here in White Oak from Nature’s Signature drips of the pared-down appeal that Hygge is associated with. The White Oak veneer is light-toned and has subtle veining which effortlessly jibes with farmhouse-style kitchen. It’s equal parts sophisticated and rustic and pulsates with inviting comfort. 

This statement wall in the conference room here brings a compelling yet easy-going vibe to a space that is otherwise thought to be solemn. The paneled veneer, Fumed Oak, from Nature’s Signature in a brick-style laying formation is the warm signifier to the industrial style’s streamlined coolness. This disarmingly down-to-earth conference room hits the nail on the head when it comes to modern minimalism.

What happens when the steely cool elements interact with the warmth of wood? A glimmering, glamorous vibe results as seen here. Clad in Satin Walnut veneer from Nature’s Signature—the walls with their airy elegance—perfectly balance the visual heft of the metal adorned elevator doors. Metal and wood—as they say, is a match made in heaven and we are totally digging it!

Being die-hard fans of traditional schemes, we can’t hold ourselves from mentioning at least one of them in our blog posts. So here it is—we have our heart set on American Walnut veneer from Nature’s Signature by Duro as we believe it just looks as if it was designed specifically to be teamed with the good old traditional style. The island and cabinetry clad in this veneer make this kitchen feel calm and complete. What we also love about this veneer is that despite its strong presence—it doesn’t overpower and lives harmoniously with other elements. 
As we said earlier, there are over 250 spectacular veneers in a dizzying array of finishes—you will, therefore, need to pay a visit to our Ventura Architectural Experience Centre TODAY in 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi to see them in all their glory. You can also log on to our website venturaindia.com to view our wide-ranging assortment of surface decors. For personal assistance, you can reach us on 91-11-45546700 and 1-800-103-6756 (toll-free). 

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Mix Those Metals: Pro Tips On How To Pair The Newly Launched Homapal Metallic Laminates With Other Materials

Contemporary interiors turn convention on its heads—be it in terms of new finishes, accents, silhouettes or materials. Another defining characteristic of this aesthetic? It teaches us that there’s no rule set in stone including that metals can’t coexist harmoniously with other materials! In the true contemporary style, we are going to bust this myth and show how wonderfully well metals can work with other materials, even tones within their own brethren! 

Metal with Marble

Although milky white grainy marbles meld nicely with gold-hued metallics—for a modern opulent mix, we’d recommend juxtaposing their warmer tones with each other. When using the same undertones, make sure you are playing with the textures for a dramatic interaction. Adorning the reception desk here is the Classic 471 Polished Goldtone from Homapal. We love how its glossy finish complements the gilded veined patterning of marble. 

Metal with wood

If you ask us, we’d say metal and wood is a match made in heaven. The warmth of the wood commingles magically with the coldness of the metal resulting in a satisfying balance. The elegant micro cracked surface of Homapal’s New Crisp Anthracite 809/252 strikes an interesting partnership with the contemporary elegance of the whitewashed wood flooring. 

Metal with exposed elements

A sense of urbane sophistication pervades this bistro as the coarseness of Homapal’s latest laminate Brass Moon 500/502 gets together with the refined rawness of exposed brick walls. Metals, especially those in antique copper and brass get along really with the laid-back, undone feel of the exposed elements of the factory-chic aesthetic.

Metal with leather and wood

The coming together of wood, leather and metal accents in interior design brings to life a classic composition. Handsomely weathered metal with leather accents looks perfect when trying to achieve a luxurious look. When paired with wood and leather, metal looks spectacular while creating a visual harmony owing to the discreet nature of the two materials. Look at the just-launched Copper Diamond Antique 690/340 from Homapal on the wall—it sets off the leathered seats and wooden legs of the bar stools.

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MetalGoals: Presenting the 2019 Metal laminates Collection from Homapal

Retro. Industrial. Contemporary. These three words best describe Homapal’s 2019 Trend Collection that the brand just launched at the recently concluded World’s biggest furniture show- Interzum in May. Comprising a total of 34 elegant decors, the Trend Collection offers a wide array of ambiance setting visual effects.

Each decor is painstakingly designed to give a unique ‘hand-processed and used’ look. These designs can satiate a variety of aesthetic palette—from industrial to modern farmhouse, transitional to tastefully lived-in, contemporary to traditional to basically, everything in between. 

Let’s take a look at the micro-trends that Homapal brewed this year—

MOON

Moon is a grunge ode to the imperfections left behind a craftsman. The flawed surface gives off a warm, familiar vibe that comes with things that have been lived with and used for many years. The aesthetically appealing chipped canvas comes in shiny or muted Copper, Brass or the oxidized looking combination of Copper and Turquoise

DIAMOND ANTIQUE

Diamond Antique is a modern reinterpretation of the eternally classic diamond pattern. It focuses on the delectable ‘undone’ dichotomy that is occasioned as clear linearity is enriched with the progressive blending of the colors. A pleasing amalgam of light, color, and form—Diamond features two skilfully finished hues, Copper and Brass.  

SAPPHIRE

Sapphire looks like it was specifically designed to appeal to those with a strong penchant for a minimalism-inspired aesthetic. The fine lines coupled with the vibrantly shining light-to-dark gradations create a mesmerizing panoply of light and shadow. The Sapphire series comes in a range of bewitching colors such as Graphite, Champagne, Rosegold, Bronzetone, and the unique Oxygreen. 

NEW CRISP

Subtle yet sumptuous, New Surface is created to prettify interiors of all ilks. Covered with deliberate cracks, it comes in five exciting metallic colorways- Gold, Anthracite, Oxygreen, Rose. We especially got our eyes after Copper New Crisp Antique as it seductively highlights the veined structure with subtle transparency. 

This wasn’t just a rundown but also an announcement—these beauts have much very reached our store and we are now accepting orders. So visit our store in Ventura International, 1/120, W.H.S, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi. See you on the other side!

Our Edit of Best Laminates

From homes to hotels to offices to retail spaces, over the past couple of years—metal laminates have gone on to to become one of the most sought-after choices of interior building material. Of course—they are lively, luscious, uber modern, and most importantly, look unfailingly luxurious—which totally works for living environs with aesthetics requiring an opulent feel and rich finishing touches. What is also interesting is that Metal Laminates in Delhi  are being constantly reinvented so that they are in keeping with the evolving interior trends and surface decoration preferences. Their application in interiors is virtually limitless—furniture to wall coverings to room dividers to column covers to everything in between. 

Here are some of our best-selling laminates that are favored by both end users and design professionals —

#1: Brushed Coppertone

Stylish and scintillating, Brushed Coppertone is hands-down our favorite metal laminate—all thanks to its versatility and enduring appeal. Copper is enjoying a resurgence and is dominating interiors with its warmth and coziness. Featuring calming waves, Brushed Coppertone is suitable for reception areas, office interiors, and commercial spaces necessitating a sophisticated and tranquil feel. 

#2: Mesh Bronze

A beautiful exploration of texture, Mesh Bronze reminds us of the binding of an old tome come undone. Mesh bronze blends like magic with aesthetics erring towards rustic and traditional. Over the years, we have seen it emerge as one of the popular choices for doors and wardrobe applications. 

#3: Bronzetone Short Carved

Bronzetone short carved is an excellent pick for those who want to create a sense of depth in small space. It can be your office cabin or study where you want to invoke a sense of warmth without overpowering the overall scheme. We believe Bronze Short Carved strikes the Goldilocks principle—not too visually jarring, not too staid—but just right.

#4: Copper Relief Autumn Leaves

What if you could pepper your interiors with the tranquility of an autumn woodland? Nothing like it, isn’t it? One of our all-time favorites, Copper Relief Autumn Leaves laminate is soused in a rich patina effect, which adds to its enchanting beauty. To create a visually rich environment we recommend teaming it with chrome—as it acts as a cool complement to its warmth. 

#5: Polished Goldtone

Those who fancy a delectable dollop of antiquity, Polished Goldtone will totally ring their chimes! You don’t need to go over-the-top with this laminate—you could just use it to pretty up your column or the wall behind your TV unit and voila—you will have achieved a svelte, timeless look!

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