Masculine Kitchens – A Fresh Take On Stone

Recently, The Wall Street Journal published an article about kitchen trends titled “Is the kitchen the new man cave?”  As a stone supplier, Aria Stone Gallery has also seen a surge in kitchen design directions being influence towards a more masculine aesthetic as well as an increased involvement in the design process by male counterparts. 

Darker colors such as black, dark grey hues, brown, rust and tend to evoke a more masculine, or mysterious, ambiance in terms of color theory.  Stones such as Black Fantasy, a primarily black granite with grey swirls and rust high lights, and Eramosa, a chocolate colored marble with a patterning that closely resembles a paisley, can provide a strong solid surface direction in the kitchen.   Sequoia Brown, a soft quartzite, also lends towards a more manly undertone. 

Black Fantasy Leathered

Black Fantasy

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Eramosa

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Sequoia Brown

 

We have seen dark stones such as these used on the entire kitchen surface, such as AVID Associate’s Copper Dune kitchen or as an accent island to offset a softer, more feminine, natural surrounds.

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Textured finishes such as leathered or brushed add a more tactile sensation and depth of field to stone execution. Aria’s Nero Fusion Leathered and Santo Domingo Brushed as two examples.

 

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Nero Fusion Leathered

3cm Santo Domingo

Santo Domingo Leathered

 

 

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