The Rising Trend of Quiet Luxury

5 Steps to Transform Your Kitchen

What is Quiet Luxury?

In the fast-paced world we live in, the concept of quiet luxury has won many people over. It’s influenced different aspects of our lives, including interior design, fashion and lifestyle choices. This trend has also made its way into kitchens, where homeowners now seek a sophisticated and refined ambiance that exudes understated elegance.

homeowners now seek a sophisticated and refined ambiance that exudes understated elegance.

The Rise of Quiet Luxury

Quiet luxury, also known as stealth wealth, emerged as a response to the excesses of consumption. In the early 2000s. People started gravitating towards a more understated approach to luxury, valuing quality craftsmanship, refined details, and a sense of exclusivity over flashy displays of affluence. With the rise of social media and talented influencers, the concept gained momentum. Quiet luxury, also referred to as “stealth wealth,” has since become a recognized lifestyle choice.

Google searches for ‘quiet luxury’ have risen by 614% in the past year . People are invested in this trend and turning to quality basics and minimalist design. 

Google searches for 'quiet luxury' have risen by 614% in the past year .

Kitchen Transformation


1. High Quality Benchtops

Granite, marble or stone is the best choice for benchtops and splashbacks. They all exude an elegant and sophisticated aesthetic that aligns with the concept of quiet luxury. They’re visually appealling, durable, versatile and low-maintenance, enhancing the overall aesthetics and functionality of the kitchen space. For flooring, consider natural stone, tile or hardwood. These materials also offer durability, beauty, and a touch of luxury.  

2. Neutral Colours

& Subtle Accents

Select soft, neutral tones for your kitchen, such as muted greys, creamy whites, or earthy hues. These colours create a sense of tranquility and provide a timeless backdrop for your culinary space. They offer a versatile foundation for various design elements in the kitchen, and allow other features, such as high-quality materials or statement pieces, to shine and take center stage. 

Subtle accent ideas:

  • Fine textiles such as high-quality tea towels.
  • Curate some visually pleasing items to showcase on open shelves or benchtops. Refer to our DIY Vignette Guide for helpful tips.
  • Introduce natural elements like a small indoor plant, a vase of fresh flowers, or a wooden cutting board to bring a touch of organic beauty to the kitchen. 

3. Custom Cabinets

Invest in custom-made cabinets tailored to your kitchen’s dimensions and style. This allows for precise craftsmanship, ensures a perfect fit and allows you to choose the design, materials, and finishes that align with your desired aesthetic. Custom cabinets are designed and built specifically for your kitchen’s dimensions. They can be seamlessly integrated into the space, creating a cohesive and harmonious look. The absence of gaps or awkward angles adds to the sense of refinement and sophistication that characterises quiet luxury.

4. Minimalist Design & Accessories

A refined aesthetic is achieved through minimalistic design and carefully selected accessories.
A minimalist approach creates a serene atmosphere and allows your kitchen’s features to shine. Opt for clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and hidden storage solutions. Minimalist hardware also ensures a cohesive and sophisticated appearance. 

Opt for simple, high-quality cabinet handles and knobs in finishes like brushed nickel, golden bronze and satin champagne.  These small details can elevate the overall aesthetic of the kitchen while maintaining a sense of simplicity.

5. Thoughtful Lighting

Incorporate layered lighting with dimmers to create different moods. Emphasize natural light when possible. Maximise the use of windows, skylights, or glass doors. This helps to create a bright and airy atmosphere, enhancing the overall ambience of the space.


Add ambient, task, and accent lighting to enhance the overall atmosphere. Examples include recessed ceiling lights, under cabinet lighting and pendant lights that spread light evenly throughout the room

Attain "Quiet Luxury" with
Granite Transformations

At Granite Transformations, we offer two exquisite stone ranges for your kitchen or laundry – The Stone Range and Marble Range. Both ranges are extremely durable and low-maintenance, being resistant to stains, scratches, and heat and are backed by a comprehensive 10-year warranty. Engineered stone offers the perfect blend of beauty and resilience. It provides a high-quality finish that adds a touch of quiet luxury to your space. They come in a wide range of colours that are designed to elevate the aesthetics and functionality of your space.

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Our classic stone range captures the timeless elegance that has made stone a popular choice for centuries. With its smooth and consistent appearance, this range brings a sense of sophistication and understated luxury to any setting. It is a versatile option that complements a wide range of design styles, from traditional to contemporary.

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If you desire a touch of class and visual impact, our marble range is sure to captivate you. Each slab in this range features delicate veins running through it. Its refinement and timeless beauty make it the perfect choice for those seeking an elegant aesthetic that speaks volumes in its subtlety.

Stone Overlay

When it comes to kitchen and laundry renovations, we go the extra mile by offering more than just new installations. Our expertise in stone resurfacing, means we can provide a cost-effective solution to transform your existing kitchen benchtops and splashbacks without the need for removal.

We also specialize in new kitchen and laundry builds, ensuring that we cater to all your needs. Whether you’re looking to revitalize your space or create a brand new one, our team is here to help you bring your ‘stealth wealth’ vision to life. Experience the possibilities and unlock the true potential of your home with our wide range of colours and designs.

Door Replacements

If your inner cabinets are in good working order, consider the option of door replacement. You can achieve a completely rejuvenated kitchen that feels brand new while keeping costs in check. Our door replacement service allows you to update your kitchen’s look by replacing old doors, drawer fronts and panels with new ones. Choose from a variety of styles and finishes that embody the essence of quiet luxury. Complement your new doors with carefully selected minimalist handles and hardware. These subtle details create a refined and cohesive design. Each door range caters to different budgets, but achieving a Quiet Luxury style is effortlessly attainable across all our door options.

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Melamine doors have a smooth and seamless surface, creating a clean and modern aesthetic. This streamlined look aligns with the simplicity and sophistication associated with quiet luxury. Whether you prefer a minimalist monochromatic palette or a more textured and layered look, melamine doors can adapt to different styles, providing flexibility in creating a personalized and luxurious kitchen. 

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Ravine kitchen doors predominantly feature timber look designs with a remarkably realistic wood-grain finish. Timber exudes a natural warmth that brings a sense of comfort and tranquility to the kitchen. 

This classic and sophisticated look adds a touch of refinement to the kitchen, the essence of quiet luxury, which is characterized by timeless and tasteful design choices.

Stunning Black and White Kitchen

Polyurethane shaker-style doors deliver clean lines, minimal embellishment, and timeless appeal. This simplicity is a key characteristic of quiet luxury. These doors can be painted in any Dulux colour. There are over 4800 colours to choose from, so homeowners have plenty of options to select their ideal soft, neutral tones or even bolder hues for a unique design statement. 

New Kitchen and Laundry Renovations

For those seeking a comprehensive transformation, a brand new kitchen or new laundry renovation is the answer. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to design and create a space that reflects your vision of Quiet Luxury. From selecting premium materials to incorporating functional and ergonomic design elements, we ensure that every aspect of your new kitchen or laundry embodies understated elegance.

Indulge in the transformative power of Quiet Luxury and experience the pleasure of a kitchen that is not merely a functional space but a sanctuary of timeless elegance. Contact us Granite Transformations Sydney South today and let us help you bring the beauty and serenity of Quiet Luxury into your home.

Granite Transformation Giving A Couple A Free Measure and Quote For Kitchen Design


Our designer will come to your home for a free measure and quote with no obligation to commit. During the consultation, we’ll chat about your renovation goals and offer innovative kitchen design solutions and recommendations.


We prioritise a stress-free experience and avoid pushy sales tactics, preferring to provide helpful recommendations to assist with your decision-making.

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Curious about your new kitchen cost? Our user-friendly online kitchen cost calculator makes it simple. Enter your basic measurements to receive an instant price estimate straight to your inbox in just minutes.


Our online calculator is free and easy to use, making it a great starting point for anyone considering a kitchen renovation.

Kitchen Showroom Sutherland Shire


Visit our recently updated kitchen showrooms, located in the Sutherland Shire, just 30 minutes from Sydney’s city centre. Browse our stunning display kitchens and extensive selection of premium stone and marble surfaces.

Our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts are on hand to help you make the best decisions for your home, from kitchen colour advice to kitchen layout.

Our Kitchen Designer Will Come to Your Home for a Free Design Consultation and Quote. Book Today!