The all-white kitchen has had its moment. Now, shades of black are making their mark, evolving from accent color to statement-making centerpiece. Just ask Caesarstone. The creator of durable and design-centric quartz surfaces is known for its trend forecasting, and if early response is any indicator, the brand is spot-on once again with the release of its new Dark Collection.
From the classic luxury of Empira Black and the matte infinity of Piatto Black, to the evocative patinas of Oxidian and weathered Black Tempal, Caesarstone’s four latest colors offer a striking focal point in any kitchen or bath.
Associated with opulence and drama, black marble is a powerful aesthetic choice. Empira Black offers the look, with delicate white veining punctuating its creamy black hue, but since it’s quartz, rather than marble, maintenance and durability need not be a concern.
For a daring design moment, there is no more interesting move than a countertop or backsplash of Piatto Black. It takes the neutral in its name to new levels of depth and intensity, and boasts a finely detailed appearance up close. It’s perfect for any sleek, urban setting.
Transformed alloys—bronze, steel, cast iron and the like—have cast a spell over contemporary design aficionados the world over. Satisfying the metallic craze, but in a more subtle, timeless manner, this trend is here to stay. And Oxidian celebrates it. Inspired by old Roman cobblestones that achieved their patinas over thousands of years, it features oxidized russet effects throughout. If you seek to bring inky shades to your design, but want glimpses of warmth in certain light, this one’s for you.
With soft mineral deposits that give way to delicate, warm white patterning across the slab, Black Tempal meets the industry’s demand for the visual characteristics of slate and travertine, but in a dark, ambient color and the more versatile quartz material. Try pairing this one with taupe-tinted tiles, russet upholstery and gray-washed woods for a mesmerizing dichotomy.
Each of the colors in Caesarstone’s Dark Collection is applied with the brand’s Natural Finish. The slightly textured surface evokes emotion through a tactile experience, with a grain that is pleasing to the touch. A satin sheen gently reflects light, enhancing the quality of such inky tones.
To learn more about the Dark Collection, flip through the digital catalog and hear vice president of marketing Elizabeth Margles’ take on each of the four new products.
Margles says, “We introduce colors that people didn’t even know they were going to love until they saw them.” Discover it for yourself.