A modern kitchen: what are its characteristics?

A no frills and professional environment in which to strengthen one’s culinary skills, or a warmer and more natural kitchen? Either solution works, the important thing is to choose kitchen tiles that are in keeping with our tastes.

A modern kitchen: what are its characteristics?

The kitchen can be a haven not only in which to prepare meals, but also a place to talk, joke around, and share projects and ideas. A place to get away from one’s hectic daily life. A relaxing oasis as well as a creative space. That’s why these days, at the “heart of the home”, less flashy colours dominate the palette: the so-called “nude” tones which, in their natural and simple hues, create a more “relaxed” environment while at the same time exalting the style of the furnishings and decorations.

Today’s kitchen cladding products embrace this trend with a vast range of formats and finishes. Many seek a more aesthetically sterile environment in which to prepare gourmet dishes like those seen in the popular cooking shows that have transformed all of us, to some degree, into great chefs. Compact and linear tiles, more often than large formats, cater to this necessity.

Some modern kitchens also cast an eye towards classical elegance: in this case marble effect tiles are very popular, as well as surfaces like Prime Stone, a new concept that maintains the natural spirit of the stone, broadening the modern character of cement surfaces, for a look with an extremely well-calibrated colour palette.

The smooth, compact surface is also often used when seeking to establish a continuum between the kitchen and living room, a solution that is often used in today’s apartments. With this type of cladding, spaces that are separated by just an island or peninsula become sophisticated and elegant, yet remain open, flowing into one another.

Meanwhile, for a “warmer” and more casual environment, it is interesting to pair a wall of “Mediterranean” tiles, characterized by lively or colourful patterns, with large format tiles in neutral tones for cladding the rest of the cooking area.

Alternating between surfaces that have a smooth and velvet touch and mosaic tiles is another intriguing solution, either in delicate pastels or more gaudy shades. All-white kitchens, especially with shiny finishes, are still quite popular: in this case, to liven up the space, we recommend the use of kitchen tiles with a three-dimensional surface, preferably on a single wall so as to create contrast with the other surfaces. It’s easy to personalize your kitchen with the many and various cladding options available from Panaria.

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Today more than ever, doing business demands a strong sense of responsibility as well as the ability to be flexible, in particular at a time as dramatically complex as the one we’ve been living through over the past few weeks due to the Covid-19 situation.

Right from the start we instituted a series of strict rules for the purpose of safeguarding the health and safety of our employees in the workplace, in full respect of the regulations passed by the Italian government.

Now we have decided to temporarily halt manufacturing in our Italian sites, which will remain closed for three weeks as of this Friday 20th March because of an external economic situation that is momentarily impacting negatively the market.

Nevertheless, the company is not closing.

We are here for you, and for those who wish to continue choosing our products and to whom we will guarantee the best commercial assistance and an efficient delivery service.

We are still here, with our continuous innovation and our ongoing research into new products and solutions that we will soon be proud to launch.

We will come back even stronger than before, ready for the new challenges that await us!

18/03/2020