Contestants on The Block worked with Silestone quartz surfaces from Cosentino for the latest kitchen reveal, impressing the judges with the use of cool colour palettes and subtle features to create impactful kitchen designs.

The Block contestants revealed their most challenging rooms yet recently with all five couples opting for neutral, clean designs for their kitchen reveals, using subtle touches to make each space stand out from the next, and making a big impact on the judges. Townsville couple Kingi and Caro won over the judges in this season’s kitchen reveal, creating a cool space with a unique urban vibe.

Quartz surface specialists, Cosentino worked with all the couples to create modern, functional kitchens that flowed seamlessly with the rest of the apartment to suit The Block's upmarket South Yarra location. This season's teams chose from the diverse colours and textures in Cosentino’s Silestone collection ranging from the beautiful white tone of Silestone Blanco Zeus to the shady grey nature of Silestone Cemento Spa. 

Gary Isherwood, Area Manager for Cosentino Australia, observed that The Block contestants had their work cut out for them with this season's set being an iconic octagonal shaped building in Melbourne's South Yarra location. Despite the challenge, each team was able to bring both functionality and style into their renovation.

Commenting that the kitchen week has always been his favourite week on the show, Neale Whitaker, Cosentino ambassador and judge on The Block said the couples had been planning and budgeting for their kitchens since week one. He added that the kitchens in this series certainly didn't disappoint with the contestants’ surface choices from the Silestone range giving each kitchen a uniquely luxurious and contemporary profile. 

The Block kitchens:

Kingi and Caro created an urban chic look for their kitchen with the use of bold yet earthy tones using the crisp tones of Silestone Blanco Zeus with a Suede finish to add depth and texture to their stylish design.

Whitney and Andy designed a stunning Scandinavian inspired kitchen with an industrial twist using the Scandi palette of Silestone in White Storm beautifully complemented with Ballina Natural Oak timber-grain. The Silestone White Storm benchtop has a Suede finish and a unique angled edge, providing a contrast to the Silestone Lyra island benchtop.

Voni and Suzi created a sleek and moody kitchen featuring a monochrome colour palette dominated by matt black. Silestone benchtops in various colours, textures and thicknesses lighten the mood and add a real sense of luxury. The team’s use of Helix in Suede finish for their island adds a finishing touch of luxury.

Ebony and Luke’s kitchen is a contemporary classic, and features the Silestone benchtop in Ariel cleverly angled to complement the shape of the room.

Shay and Dean designed a contemporary kitchen with the modern kitchen colour palette combining an on-trend blend of black, white and timber-grain and featuring contrasting benchtops in Blanco Orion on the island and Cemento Spa with a Suede finish. 

Cosentino’s innovative range of stone, quartz and recycled surfaces offers a range of stylish colour tones and modern finishes. Highly resistant to stains, knocks and scratches, Cosentino’s surfaces are the perfect choice for living spaces such as the kitchen. 

Silestone by Cosentino products selected by this season's contestants consist of more than 90% natural quartz, with the weight and feel of natural stone. Available in more than 60 colours, Silestone by Cosentino is the stylish and durable surface choice for any renovation. The use of exclusive bacteriostatic technology in Silestone surfaces provides extra hygiene protection, making it one of the most hygienic surfaces on the market for kitchens.

Image: Townsville couple Kingi and Caro’s winning kitchen design on The Block