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IKEA’s Transforming your Kitchen with their New Kalvia Doors

The IKEA Kalvia collection is landing in August and I have to say that it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. And I thought I’d seen it all when it came to ideas for interiors. This game-changer in kitchen decor is set to transform the entire look and feel of your home’s hub. So let me tell you a bit more about it (as I try and contain my excitement).

The IKEA Kalvia Collection

Designed in collaboration with Swedish fashion designer Martin Bergstrom (not the teacher from the Simpsons), the IKEA Kalvia range is all about bringing a splash of art and fashion into the everyday at home.

The designs for the doors were created using ink jet printing technology, which prints the eye-catching design right onto the kitchen cabinetry’s foil surface. The Kalvia range comes in six different door sizes – each with their own unique design – that can be turned in all directions. This is a versatile design solution for the kitchen with oodles of options and possibilities.

KALVIA Range IKEA watercolour kitchen cupboard patternKALVIA Range IKEA kitchen watercolour pattern finishKALVIA Range IKEA watercolour splashback patternBARKABODA Worktop from IKEA with herringbone pattern benchtopIKEA BARKABODA Worktop herringbone wood benchtop patternLYSEKIL + KALLARP Range IKEA mint green kitchen cupboard doors

Wonderfully Watercolour

What’s so amazing about this collection is that it taps right into the watercolour trend I’ve spoken about on the blog before, which is so popular because of its subtlety. Martin says that the beauty of the Kalvia door designs is that what you see in them is entirely up to interpretation.

“I want the patterns I design to open people’s minds to dreams and fantasies,” he says. “When I created the abstract pattern for Kalvia, I was inspired by organic materials in enlarged or reduced formats”.

The IKEA Kalvia collection is not just for kitchen doors, either; the doors can be paired with Metod cabinetry to create solitary pieces, like a sideboard for the hallway, living room or bedroom. The designs can also be applied to panels for the splashback in your kitchen. Which is a nice alternative to feature tiles like these.

You’ll notice in the slideshow above that the Barkaboda worktop is also shown. It’s landing in August too and features an amazing herringbone pattern. Lysekil wall panels and Kallarp kitchen doors (the glossy mint green ones) also feature and land next month as well.

Keep your eye on the IKEA website for more info.

What do you think of the IKEA Kalvia collection? Would you have cupboard doors like this in your home? Drop a comment below and let me know. 


Chris Carroll

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He’s also spent time on TV, on Channel 10’s Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7’s Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you’d like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

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    1. Hi Belinda. That’s the Ikea Kalvia range. It looks like it’s not available in Australia. They actually printed the watercolour effect onto the cabinetry.

      For a backsplash with that effect you might need to get something custom made, probably printed on glass. Jump onto Google and search for “custom splashback”.

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