Denice Mallet Kitchen Design November 01, 2017 16:36:58
Contemporary kitchen islands come in a wide range of shapes sizes and finishes and those on display today epitomize the very best of 2016 both in terms of new-age technology and innovative design. From those with brilliant marble countertops to ones that open up to reveal a wide range of shelves and secret compartments these kitchen islands surely do not disappoint!
Do not be too caught up on using all that space under the island countertop to tuck in a plethora of cabinets. There are times when a couple of open shelves can make a big difference to the kitchen island. These sleek shelves not only alter the aesthetics of the island itself and offer a break from the visual monotony but also allow you to craft a stunning display that adds to the ambiance of your open plan living. Couple these open shelves with beautiful LED lighting and you have a kitchen island that is both functional and stunning.
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.
The timeless appeal of a beautiful kitchen in white and trendy panache of gray at its brilliant best – it is a combination that is bound to turn heads even while exuding understated elegance. Gray and white kitchens are set to top trends charts for a while now and if you already have a kitchen in white then adding a dash of gray to it is all you need to jump in on this cool bandwagon. Easily adapting to different diverse styles a gray and white color scheme brings an air of modernity to even farmhouse and rustic kitchens!
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.
Planning for the perfect kitchen island is as much about getting the dimensions right as it is about the extra cabinet space and additional perks it brings. The large U-shaped kitchen island looks like a tantalizing prospect but it is a design that only works well in the really spacious kitchens. On the upside this island allows you to expand on your storage add more cabinets than usual and lets you combine prep cooking and serving stations with ease.