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Kitchens Jul 8, 2023

Caesarstone SA Launches Two New Colours: 1001 Riverlet & 5820 Darcrest

Decorex Africa 2023 started in style, and Caesarstone was ready for it. Launching two new honed colours, 5820 Darcrest and 1001 Riverlet, the team designed a crisp, minimalist exhibition stand putting these two new colours front and centre. Here’s what they got up to at this year’s Cape Town edition of the event…

Introducing Caesarstone Riverlet and Darcrest

Already a popular choice, Caesarstone’s 1001 Riverlet is a light and bright NEW design that will bring a fresh feel to your interiors. Available as a part of the Classico Collection, Riverlet is a modern surface with a honed finish. The design is shaped by nature and reminiscent of pebbles on the shoreline. With a gentle, off-white base and honied-brown capillaries finely dispersed throughout, Riverlet complements a soft, muted palette, bringing light into your living space or kitchen. Complete your serene look with a warmer kind of minimalism using Caesarstone Riverlet.

Caesarstone’s 5820 Darcrest is a dark, NEW honed design, shaped by traces of organic erosion of rocks and the flow of tectonic forces. Showcasing a textural palette of black, grey, and rust, Darcrest is enriched with ochres and brownish greens that move throughout the surface. At home in the Supernatural Collection, Darcrest’s honed finish is the perfect fit for the latest dark and moody kitchen trends. Embrace the warmth and mystery of a darker living space or kitchen with Caesarstone Darcrest.

 Getting to know Caesarstone’s Riverlet: Shaped by Nature

Honed and matte surfaces require more daily maintenance, but they are just as durable and non-porous as our polished surfaces.

Riverlet’s soft, off-white base is touched by traces of honied amber, creating soft veins across the surface like those on a pebble. Slowly smoothed over time in rivers and oceans, the humble pebble pattern is distinct. Each one embodies many sensations and meanings, from shaping ancient tools to creating the spiritual serenity of a rock garden.

Soft to the touch yet hard like stone, they recall childhood memories of skipping stones, and help us feel grounded when held in the palm of our hands. Reminiscent of beach pebbles found on the shore, Riverlet is a new design for the casual kitchen. Organic by design and coming in monochromatic tones, pebbles have inspired Caesarstone’s Riverlet, reflecting the warm, muted shades and enhanced textures influencing interiors today.

The honed finish is contemporary and helps reflect more light in the kitchen. Riverlet enhances light design palettes, airy colours, and pale oak tiles. Accent hues such as muted pastels will make the room feel fresh. Soft white and light grey cabinetry pairs well but also enhance the deeper tones of walnut. White hardware or the metallic beauty of brushed inox complete a serene look, defining a warmer kind of minimalism.

Diving deeper into Caesarstone Darcrest: Shaped by Nature

From gradual tectonic shifts to dramatic volcanic eruptions, the orogenic process of mountain-making takes place over many millennia. Caesarstone Darcrest captures this phenomenon and embodies the beautiful mineral contrasts and traces of rain, streams, and melting snow from different geological eras.

In Darcrest, the translucent veil and layered colouring enhance its honed finish and create visual interest and depth, making it a bold surface ideally suited to the dark kitchen and living space trend.

Complementary materials, therefore, need to be tactile and substantial. Options include oxidised metals, patinaed concrete, stained woodgrain, and coarse textiles. A textural palette of brown, grey, black, and rust captures the essence of wabi-sabi, while brushed hardware can include copper or burnished brass. Accented by oriental black lacquer, Darcrest is contrasted with a refined and flawlessly smooth finish.

*Honed and matte surfaces require more daily maintenance, but they are just as durable and non-porous as our polished surfaces.

 Caesarstone Exhibition Stand – Decorex 2023


The epitome of modern kitchen design, this year’s exhibition stand embodies the monochromatic minimalism of both Riverlet and Darcrest, using clean lines and touches of luxury. The kitchen island is fabricated by Natural Stone Design, as are the cladded, circular stools, large triangular sample stands, and the impressive back wall circular display!

Courtesy of Hansgrohe, the beautiful, matte black tapware adds classic elegance. And lastly, the individualised burners from PITT Cooking show that, with Caesarstone, anything is possible!

Looking at the unique details of Caesarstone’s Decorex 2023 stand…

The goal for this year’s exhibition stand was to give visitors to Decorex a taste of what’s possible with Caesarstone surfaces. The team, alongside industry partners, crafted a kitchen island that is dynamic, practical, and unique. From a section for kids and adults alike to get creative to cut-out grooves and in-set kitchen accessories, this island has it all!

They showcased the impressive Caesarstone International Look Book, featuring stunning kitchens from our own backyard and from around the world for that extra dose of inspiration! And as always, incredible Caesarstone consultants were on hand to answer any questions and share with visitors all that Caesarstone has to offer.

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