Isabeau Leblanc Kitchen Design October 30, 2017 16:44:56
Think of Scandinavian style and the first thing that comes to mind is the color white. As we alluded to earlier the harsh winters that shaped the style dictated this color choice as homeowners wanted an interior that was airy cheerful and moved away from the chill and gloom outside. White is the obvious choice as it maximizes the available natural light while keeping the visual fragmentation to a minimum. Since white is already a popular hue when it comes to kitchen design most of us will have little hassle in switching styles.
While it is easy to add pops of yellow red or green to a kitchen in white and gray colorful accents definitely seem like a thing of the past. Instead of color think of other ways in which you can create contrast without altering the overall appeal of the lovely kitchen draped in neutral hues. Wood is undoubtedly a fine choice as it is both hip and brings a hint of natural effervescence to a contemporary setting dominated by man-made materials. Wooden cabinets and breakfast bars seem to be the popular option here followed by bar stools and floating shelves.
Stainless steel adds a cool-toned breath of fresh air to kitchens featuring wooden cabinetry. The warm glow of the wood is beautifully complemented by the sleek touch of stainless especially with backsplashes that add metallic style to the walls!
Copper worktops and islands are also starting to make a bigger impact in the modern kitchen and a smart epoxy resin finish ensures that they are both beautifully preserved and easier to maintain. Copper naturally ages with time and unsealed copper would gradually oxidize and give your kitchen a more timeless look. Surprisingly easy to clean versatile and much more eco-friendly than modern synthetic alternatives copper kitchen countertops offer much more than you would expect.
A corner in the open plan living is the perfect space for a single-wall kitchen. This might not fit into the traditional definition of the one-wall kitchen but it sure helps in maximizing space. The corner kitchen is typically L-shaped but you can use just one wall for the kitchen sink refrigerator and prep zone. It is the second wall in the corner that can hold storage units and additional cabinets. Strictly speaking this is not the one-wall kitchen but it still brings the same functionality but with even more cooking and storage space.
The beauty of Scandinavian design is such that you might already be enjoying its many benefits without actually realizing that you are adopting this timeless style. Born out of rough Nordic winters that demand simplicity efficiency and a sense of cheerful elegance it has been combined with other local eccentricities across the globe to create a fabulous array of new decorating styles! Yet at its heart it still showcases a clean-lined minimalistic setting that also embraces a hint of color warmth of wood and textural beauty. This makes the Scandinavian style perfect for the modern kitchen.