Isabeau Leblanc Kitchen Design November 05, 2017 17:08:36
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.
Adding bold metallic finishes to your kitchen need not always be about a striking backsplash or even an expensive copper countertop. Take the less expensive but equally impressive option by simply changing the pulls on your kitchen cabinets from wood to brass or bringing in new pendant lights that usher in a cool copper glint. As we alluded to earlier nickel and chrome are perfect for those who want a cooler metallic shine with a silvery glint and these two finishes are ideal for the smart contemporary kitchen where copper might seem out of place. And if all else fails just a series of open shelves with copper pots and pans on display can make a big impact as well!
We are always looking for ways in which we can that ‘something special’ to the kitchen without having to later too much. A quick kitchen revamp freshens up much more than the cooking and prep zone and adds to the appeal of the entire living space. While most modern kitchens seem to embrace a muted or neutral color scheme with smartly placed accent hues sometimes going in the opposite direction works just as well. Giving the contemporary kitchen a makeover using black and shades of gray makes it even more sophisticated and striking without forcing you to spend a fortune!
It is generally the ‘summer colors’ that agree with this style but stronger hues also seem at home when used with restraint. Remember that whether it is pattern or color moderation is a mantra that you need to stick to when it comes to the classic Scandinavian look. Cabinets in gentle green or light aqua along with matching chairs in the adjacent dining space take the appeal to a whole new level!
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.
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.