You’ll Never Guess It’s Laminate

As you flip through the delicious images in Porcelanosa’s latest kitchen catalogue, you might be forgiven for not realizing that many of the cabinet finishes are laminate. And you’re not alone, since the laminate kitchens of yore looked downright plastic. But like the advance of so many other kitchen technologies, laminate finishes have come a long way, especially when they’re combined with gorgeous countertops, tile and flooring.

Dwell Magazine this year praised it as an ideal component in the kitchen mix:

“The right combination of kitchen cabinet and countertop materials can create an upscale vibe without busting the budget. Considering major factors like durability, aesthetics, and cost, laminate kitchen cabinets offer a lot of bang for your buck: laminate is relatively inexpensive, comes in a wide range of styles and colors, and quality-wise, holds its own compared to wood cabinets.”

Combined with the fact that it never needs refinishing, cleans easily, and has a low-VOC finish that’s environmentally friendly, laminate is a great choice for your new kitchen or renovation.

The Emotions line’s deep wood-tone Sugi Black laminate, for example, makes for a dramatic contrast against a pale stone countertop:


The Residence line has even more varieties, which combine beautifully. In this kitchen, the solid Blanco Snow plays the starring role on the island, with the wood-look Etimoe Ice as an accent. The roles are flipped on the back storage wall.


And the distinction is in the details. Unlike cheaper varieties of laminate, ours have no seams at the edges:


That means you can mix our laminate cabinetry with higher-end finishes, such as our porcelain XTone countertops, KRION® solid surface material, or splurge-worthy tile – without breaking the bank.

In this kitchen, Noche Ghost from the Emotions line provides a neutral base for the peninsula while XTone’s dramatic and textured Stuc Black lines a wall of cabinetry.


When you’re considering all the myriad elements that will go into your next kitchen renovation, don’t forget laminate as a budget-friendly option that marries well with stone, wood, porcelain or solid-surface materials.

Our Residence and Emotions lines have nearly 50 solid-color and wood-look choices, and it’s easy to set up a complimentary appointment with one of our Kitchen Designers to figure out what mix is right for your space.

In the meantime, you can visit our inspiration gallery for more ideas, and our kitchen planning guide will help you get started.