Isabeau Leblanc Kitchen Design October 19, 2017 15:10:34
A kitchen in bluish-gray leads the pack here with other lighter hues of gray following closely behind. When choosing gray as the principle color in the contemporary kitchen it is best to pick a cooler and lighter shade as it give the space an inviting light-filled and upbeat vibe. Add in white countertops bar stools backsplash or other accent features to create visual interest and contrast.
Even though it is currently the season for warm metallic finishes that include everything ranging from brass and copper to those that mimic the allure of gold do not discard the cooler more silvery finishes all too soon. If you are thinking about an inimitable stainless steel backsplash or kitchen island then do go ahead as they might well outlast the current trends and could serve you well for years to come. Nickel hardware and those with a polished chrome finish never fade away from the limelight and adapt to the existing style of your kitchen with ease.
Even though it might come as a surprise to some the most popular kitchens in recent times among homeowners are those with gray walls and cabinets in a light hue ranging from shades of gray to pristine white. Instead of using gray sporadically in the white kitchen designers have flipped the template and have opted to go with gray as the dominant hue in most of the kitchens. The latest kitchen compositions showcased by the likes of Scavolini Leicht and Snaidero reflect this switch even as the kitchens themselves still remain cutting-edge both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
Most of us tend to stay away from black because we feel it takes away from the visual spaciousness and lightness of the kitchen. Since the kitchen is already an area of the home filled with shelves cabinets appliances and a whole lot more a white backdrop is generally preferred in favor of something deeper and darker. But careful use of black in the kitchen along with right lighting can turn a seemingly ordinary space into a refined setting that is both posh and practical. A dark tiled backsplash cabinets clad in black or even a central island in polished black marble can usher in elegance without feeling overwhelming.
Yes you heard us! The stove is a great place to display a stainless steel pot or two. If you use your cookware on a regular basis this option makes sense. And if you have limited storage it may even be a necessity. The mix of stainless steel and copper pieces in the kitchen below creates a striking contrast.
Don’t forget about the value of open base cabinetry. Even if your open shelving isn’t mounted on the wall it’s handy on any level. Easy access is the key. Grouping stainless steel items creates a clean look and provides another layer of organization to your kitchen.