How To: Style the NEW Ice Blue Minerva Worktop - Injecting Colour

Part 1

Homeowners are becoming increasingly brave with their kitchen colour palettes and as such, are looking for Kitchen Designers who not afraid to inject some character into their designs.  With the introduction of the new Ice Blue Minerva worktop, we asked two experts how they would use this as part of a larger kitchen design. In part 1, we hear from Kate Emsley about injecting colour into kitchen design, whilst part 2 explores incorporating this worktop into an industrial finish.

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This new worktop is perfect for homeowners who are opting for the on-trend deep blue colourway, paired with beautiful, bold brass. it lends itself to an arrange of styles; dark or light, big or small, tradition and modern.

With all the benefits of a solid surface – hard-wearing, scratch resistant and long-lasting, the Minerva worktops are easy and flexible to install. Seamless joints and smooth finishes make for an ideal choice for a central island which have become an incredibly desirable feature. Some solid surfaces have restricted sizes and unsightly joints, which can create limitations within the design.

Minerva worktops are easy to install with standard wood working equipment and they are supplied with pre-finished surfaces and edges. There’s no need for expensive and time-consuming templating usually associated with solid surface products.

MinervaFor the last 3 years, Kate has worked as a Häfele Area Sales Manager in the North East of England, having joined the business with a rich background in the kitchen industry. Before joining Häfele, Kate worked at a Kitchen Studio, both designing kitchens and in Account management.

MinervaI have chosen Farrow & Ball Railings as my accent colour and Farrow & Ball Wimborne White for the remaining kitchen furniture, as well as walls. Keeping the main theme of the kitchen natural and matching the background colour to the beautiful Minerva worktop allows for a daring dark island, accenting the striking blue flecks.”

“When it comes to introducing colour to kitchens, the preferred choice historically has been to use neutral shades, whilst adding a bold accent colour to your room to give it instant personality. When using dark colours as a statement, natural materials such as wood and stone complement perfectly as a neutral colour palette.”

Match with...

Terrene LED Ceiling Pendant Light

Available in a single light and up to a cluster of 20 pendants, the Terrene ceiling light in gold can create a real centrepiece to the kitchen. With its elegant finish, this light adds drama to any kitchen, not only creating a visual effect but providing great illumination to any surface. 833.42.083

MinervaSmeg Small Domestic Appliances

Smeg 50s Retro Small Domestic Appliances are a fantastic way to integrate your customers’ chosen colours into kitchen design. By choosing the white options for kitchen essentials like kettles or toasters it really complements the palette of the kitchen.

Minerva Pewter


Pewter Finesse Salvador Handles

Hand finished to give a unique patina, offering an understated but warm and lustrous quality, these handles give your kitchen design a real sense of character. 


Minerva Portofino




Smeg Portofino Range Cooker & Hood

Injecting a vibrant colour to the scheme is great for adding originality and personality. Reflecting the warm gold flecks in the worktops, the vibrant orange Portofino Range cooker by Smeg, with matching hood, makes a stylish bold statement.



Find out how to integrate this stunning surface into an industrial finish by clicking below, or shop the Minerva Ice Blue Worktop.