Matt black and brass for an industrial kitchen overhaul

We talk through designer Matt Hines' industrial kitchen redesign for the Page family; everything from PVC edging to the decision to include a wine cooler

Industrial matt black and brass kitchen

After hoping to build a new property, Danny and Naomi realised that it would be easier to get planning permission to convert the barn on Danny’s parent’s property instead.

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Their new-look industrial kitchen is now brimming with luxury, and the choice to transform the building clearly paid off. Here’s how they did it.

The project in a nutshell:

Who lives here? Naomi Page, Danny Page, and their three girls

Location: Leicestershire

Property style: Renovated barn

Designer: Matt Hines, Kingswood Designs

“We were at a significant advantage as there was nothing we could do to make the building any uglier” laughs Naomi.

Matt black kitchen with central island wine cooler

She explains, “We knew if we were going to go down the dark kitchen route we wanted it to be matt black rather than graphite, grey or charcoal, something we’re so glad we stuck to because it wouldn’t have had the same impact without it.”

The design combines poured polished concrete floor, dark cupboards, sinks and a dark ceiling with overtones of brass and gold.

Matt black kitchen with brass feature wall

“We love the brass wall, it’s just so different and makes our kitchen stand out from the others,” adds Naomi.

Matt black kitchen with central island and brass accents

We asked designer Matt Hines how he achieved a coordinated look at the finish:

“The cabinetry was made in a light Winchester oak with matt black finish and PVC edging to complement the matt black doors on opening,” he said.

Matt black kitchen with frameless cabinetry

The central island and built in fridge-freezer help to make the layout family-friendly. “Everything is at hand and the parents can cook while keeping an eye on the children,” adds Matt, “and the wine cooler adds to the island as a sociable focal point.”

Matt black kitchen with central island halogen hobs
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And the Pages favourite feature? “The dark kitchen is the single most influential factor, and it’s something we absolutely love – it works with all the windows wrapped around the building.”