A black-and-white colour scheme is an elegant and classy choice for the home. However it could all go awry without the right lighting or treatment and come across as cold and clinical. Not in this apartment by I’D Sense though! The designer made the high-contrast colour scheme look cosy and inviting by illuminating the spaces with mood lighting, and also by choosing the right laminates for its various surfaces. Instead of using stark black and white, the surfaces chosen carry subtle pattern and texture, such as marble veining and stone textures. Read on to find out more.
Featured Laminates: Lina Florentina Marble DXP 4318G and Basic Black CES 1108S (on cabinet surface), Rito Marmo Flavio DXP 1335K (inside cabinet surfaces)
All photos: I’D Sense
Keeping things simple, the designer chose just two highly contrasting colour tones for the living space. For example, the glossy Lina Florentina Marble laminate used on the wall of cabinetry, which comes with a subtle veining pattern on a light cream-coloured surface. This provides texture which prevents the large surface from looking flat. Glossy black laminate brings contrast to the look while internal surfaces feature Rito Marmo Flavio, a dark brown laminate with the mottled pattern of natural stone.
Concealed lighting highlights items placed in the display areas, some of which are clad in the same Lina Florentina Marble laminate. The faint patterns of the marble-look laminate become more obvious in the daytime.
The same combination of materials is featured on the opposite wall of cabinets. Strips of Rito Marmo Flavio laminate are inset into the surface as a contrasting decorative detail as well as to define the edges of the cabinetry.
Featured laminates: Nori Itadori Elm WYA4249K and Chalk PCA 1144S
The cabinetry in another bedroom continues the motif of contrasting light and dark laminates, but adds a mid-tone wood laminate, Nori Itadori Elm, to create a more soothing ambience.
All the featured laminates above are from Lamitak. See their 400-strong laminate collection at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and firstname.lastname@example.org; or drop by during the opening hours below
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