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The modern look of “wood effect” finishes: let’s find out more with the Carattere kitchen model

There are many ways of bringing a modern style into the home: one of these is the wood effect kitchen. Surprised? Perhaps you thought that the choice of veneered finishes was only suitable for homes with a classic style, but you will see that this is not true: wood also has a modern look and, starting from the colours of the Carattere model, we will prove it to you in this article!

Minimalist touch

The wood effect has always been synonymous with warmth in a kitchen, but what happens when it covers clean-cut lines and shapes or is combined with other materials? The result is an intimate and cosy kitchen with a touch of contemporary taste.


This is proved with Carattere, which has made veneered finishes one of the model’s must-haves, offering various aesthetic insights. An example? Ivory Ash doors combined with a quarz top and wall panel and Porcelain Cream matt lacquered shelves: et voilà, a bright and sophisticated composition, a perfect balance between classic and modern, which it draws closer to thanks to the choice of furnishing elements, such as the wall lamp.

Features that warm the atmosphere

Do you want some suggestions on how to mix wood with other finishes? The combination of wood effect and matt white creates the right game of contrasts between the unmistakeable grain of the first and the richness of the second, proving to be a winning combination for a kitchen that will be extremely noticeable.

This can be seen here in the Prestige White matt lacquered Carattere solution with Tussah Walnut veneered back panel, where the “Show” lights, which are built into the shelf, enhance the scenic effect to furnish a kitchen that is not only beautiful, but is also functional.


The back panel, this time in Ulster Walnut, is back again in this other composition, covering the entire length of the wall until it joins the doors of the large cupboard, as you can see, to perfectly match them.

Distinctive furniture

One of the latest trends for modern kitchens is to replace the dining table with a snack bench or breakfast bench, which is often protruding, designed to cope with everyday demands and welcoming you for a quick break during the day.


What do you think of this one? It features 45° custom shaping and is in Nabuk Oak, a finish with a distinctly contemporary feel which, when blended with the other elements, creates a highly personal minimalist kitchen.

Contact one of our dealers to find out about the other Scavolini models with wood effect finishes.