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DESIGN | New Kitchen Styles

Here at Helium, we strive to offer a beautiful range of kitchens that are so versatile that any style or look can be achieved.

While our main range does exactly this, but earlier this year my designer senses were tingling for something that is so completely unique; & something that offers international style & timeless finishes that don't follow the trends. We've been working very closely with a British manufacturer to bring you our stunning new range & I'm over the moon to finally share it with you.


Sydney offers 3 beautifully versatile textured doors that have been inspired by the modern coastal homes of Australia. The exterior & interior cladding used by architects & designers down under is a beautifully fresh take on plastered or rendered walls. It adds warmth, character & that distinctive sea side charm. What's not to love?

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Each door offers an adaptable solution to both contemporary & classic kitchens & are available made to order in a huge array of matt painted colours & 2 textures - smooth & soft sand.

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Each door can be used throughout the entire kitchen or paired with a slab or a wood grain finish to create a contrast in finishes & textures that is truly personalised to you & your home.


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Sydney is the centre of the collection & where the inspiration began. It's sleek vertical grooves are a subtle play on the architectural cladding used on coastal homes in Australia. My initial feelings for this range sees lots of white on white with pale oaks, driftwoods & marble accents for a bright & fresh finish. On the other hand, paint Sydney dark & use rich accents such as natural granite & brass iron wear for a more rustic or Industrial style.

Sydney works particularly well as an accent texture too. Pair it with our COSDON slab door for a interesting & distinctive kitchen. The possibilities really are endless.

Sydney BAY

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Sydney bay is your classic shaker door redesigned to be softer & completely handle less.

The gentle slopes of the shaker panel add a dimension that creates a beautiful tone in varying shades of light. The hidden integrated handle allows for easy opening while offering a contemporary twist on a classic style that is loved by so many.

For a hint of European styling, use Sydney Bay on the base units & opt for a luxurious slab grained door above. The mix of textures & finishes will create a designer kitchen that is sure to stand the test of time.

Sydney Shaker

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The Sydney shaker is an interesting hybrid of Sydney & the Sydney bay. This beautifully detailed door offers traditional stylings with the modern touch of integrated handle less opening.

Use this door on wide pan drawers & larger units to really let it's details stand out. You can also team the shaker alongside open shelving, wall units with handles & natural finishes to create a classic style kitchen with a contemporary edge.

Both the Sydney Shaker & Bay doors are available to use with a standard handle too if you'd like to add an extra accessory to your scheme.

WANT some Inspo?

Just because I were inspired by the shore doesn't mean that your English kitchen has to look like it belongs on the Gold Coast of Australia (unless you want it too of course). To show you just how versatile & unique this new range can be I have created the Sydney Inspo board over on the Helium Pinterest page.

It's full of gorgeous inspirational images from international designers that have inspired me to create this exciting & timeless range. When you see it in situ I hope you'll fall in love with the texture & charm this range can offer the same way I did.

Let me know in the comments below which style is your favourite, because I simply can't choose between them!

See you next time,




​​​​​​​Do you want to connect with other people who are undertaking kitchen projects too? Head over to the THE KITCHEN DESIGN GROUP on Facebook for ideas, inspiration, discussions, reviews & also tips & advice on renovating/building your dream kitchen. Anyone can join & get involved so be sure to add friends & family who may be interested too!


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