Contemporary style, the style of today
Contemporary style refers to current architecture and trends. It should not be confused with the modern style, which focuses on the aesthetics developed during the first half of the 20th century.
When we talk about contemporary design, it's impossible not to think of an amalgam of styles, ideas, and reinterpretations of the past revamped with the materials and technical solutions of the 21st century.
Contemporary decoration is based on the individuality of its creators: it does not follow a common pattern or style.
The only common denominator among contemporary architects and decorators is the use of the latest technology in both construction and materials to meet the needs of the people who will live in the house. The contemporary style is concerned with the quality of life of individuals and offers innovative solutions that are respectful of the environment. Sustainability and energy efficiency certifications such as BREEAM and LEED are increasingly in demand for new buildings.
Best-selling color of the contemporary series
Silestone represents cutting-edge technology at the service of the contemporary style. It offers an endless number of colors, textures, and formats to suit the individual style of contemporary designers and decorators. The latest collections that summarize this fusion of trends are two: the Loft Collection and the Eternal Collection.
In the former, the most innovative feature is the use of “worn” materials (Camden in ochre or Corktown in black) or with a cement look (Poblenou in sandy colors, Seaport in grey, and Nolita in cream tones).
If there is one Dekton collection that best reflects the contemporary style, that is, without a doubt, The Collection. Elegance, innovation, and exclusiveness define this proposal with four series of products: Liquid -featuring the characteristic flow of a liquid-, Chromica -with powerful and on-trend colors-, Avant-Garde’20 -with very marked veins- and Portfolio’20 -a monochromatic and all-terrain series. The four series show a wide range of different tastes and creative proposals that blend in with contemporary decoration.
Rusty effect with Dekton
Just as Silestone has its collection of “worn” materials, Dekton has launched its Industrial Collection, featuring colors that appear to be oxidized due to the passage of time. Whether in black (Milar, Laos, Radium), grey (Kreta, Soke, Orix), beige (Lunar, Nilum), or a mixture of all three (Trilium), this rust effect is guaranteed, achieving a very contemporary look.
In contrast to the old and worn, Dekton has developed its most luxurious collection: the Stonika Collection.
The old and the classic co-exist in perfect harmony in contemporary decoration.
Contemporary style decorative tips
Ranging from cladding to countertops, vanities to shower trays, Cosentino offers a wide range of ideas to create a contemporary look in your living room, kitchen, or bathroom.
- In the contemporary style, anything goes. After all, it is a melting pot of trends where it is the needs of the people who will live in the house that rule. The starting point is therefore to determine the uses of each room, because contemporary design is, above all, functional.
- Having established these needs, the contemporary designer or decorator must seek the most efficient and ecologically responsible technical solution.
- Once we have chosen that material, it is time to find the creative concept around which the whole project will revolve. And that concept may have Nordic, industrial or vintage references, often being a mixture of all of them. Because the contemporary styleis, above all, eclectic, individualistic, and driven by the tastes and cultural background of its creator.
- And the fun begins. Now it is time to find the colors, combinations, formats, finishes etc. that will best suit the chosen creative concept from the endless possibilities that both Dekton and Silestone offer for contemporary design.