Poggenpohl now offers new mineral-inspired colors for its kitchen fronts: cubanite (beige), oxide (light blue), fluorite (medium green), and curite (coppery orange, shown). These are designed to reflect the trend toward adding more color without being too loud. All colors are available as a melamine coating, as a melamine with shiny poly-gloss coating, as a water-based lacquer, or as a high-gloss lacquer. They can be ordered for a complete kitchen or used for a dash of color on individual kitchen elements. Additionally, the company now also offers cabinet fronts in polar white, sand pine (wood finish), and holm oak (wood veneer) colors. poggenpohl.com
Jennifer Brite is a design journalist and public-health scientist who is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health with a concentration in epidemiology and demography at the City University of New York. For ARCHITECT, she writes about new products and sustainable design.