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‘Two-Tone Design’ with New Umbra & City Nature Oak by Rotpunkt

'Two-tone Design’ with New Umbra & City Nature Oak by Rotpunkt
Written by Amy

'Two-tone Design’ with New Umbra & City Nature Oak by RotpunktRotpunkt, award-winning designer and manufacturer of quality German Kitchen furniture has launched two new colour options, which answer the latest trend for two-tone kitchen design:

  • Umbra – a high-fashion grey colour that conveys gravitas and stability
  • City Nature Oak – a smooth and luxurious wood effect without environmental impact

As grey continues to be dubbed by home-interior trends as “timeless”, let the new Umbra grey by Rotpunkt be your cabinet colour of 2019. Warm and tactile, Umbra is highly compatible as part of a two-tone interior scheme where solid colours, raw materials and wood effects all work together to create contrast and define different pieces of furniture and/or function.

Ideal for hardworking, open plan kitchen environments, the new Umbra door colour [available in matt or gloss] creates a highly tactile, quality look that is sustainable and eco-friendly. Moreover, its XT Extreme Matt HPL lacquer finish is anti-fingerprint, easy to clean and highly resistant against chemicals and UV rays.

The new Umbra colour option is seen here on a central island and trio of full-height storage units on the back wall with complementary Anthracite grey hinges by Blum, also new for 2019. Working in perfect harmony alongside new Umbra is the featured slim line worktop in cement grey satin finish and for the height of uniformity, the new black handles synchronise with the kitchen tap, sink, appliances and glass doors, also specified in variations of black.

In contrast, new City Nature Oak by Rotpunkt presents a smooth, rich and luxurious wood décor with matt surface texture and fine oak-coloured structure. Complete with woodgrain and modern thin-frame doors, the new City Nature Oak is shown here as a low-level sideboard with four high-capacity base units and concealed platform to give the illusion it’s floating. Designed to expand the island with additional countertop space and warm up the cool grey tones of Umbra, new City Nature Oak is defined by its modern framed doors and highly visual woodgrain effect.

Both the newly launched Umbra grey and City Nature Oak wood décor embrace the wider market trend for a darker colour palette, where fewer primary colours and a greater emphasis on black contrasted by rich coffee browns, shades of grey, taupe and biscuit beige is top priority.

Matt Phillips, Head of UK Operations, Rotpunkt says “Atypical door finishes are massive in kitchens right now, with unique glass, metal and wood effect doors, laminate solutions with innovative surface treatments and pioneering colour-matched worktops being used for contemporary kitchen environments that are modern and long-lasting.”

Rotpunkt also continues to respond to the growing trend for eco-friendly furniture by manufacturing its kitchens using BioBoard. The production process uses 37% less timber thereby conserving more of our natural forests without compromising on product quality and stability. BioBoard is the sustainable, green and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chip boards and is 100% recyclable. Also up to 30% lighter, a Rotpunkt kitchen is easier to handle and install than traditional chipboard yet the design features are never compromised. “Our sustainable furniture options are committed to a positive environmental impact, so you benefit from the latest kitchen designs with eco-innovative attributes” says Matt.

The Zerox kitchen concept in new Umbra & City Nature Oak colours by Rotpunkt (as pictured) is priced from £20,000+vat. For further information regarding Rotpunkt UK and its range of kitchen furniture, please email or visit &

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