By Fay Carpentier. Kitchen Design. Tuesday, August 15th 2017, 20:32:36 PM.
Stainless steel is amazingly sleek when displayed in smooth sheets. Yet adding a bit of texture can certainly make things interesting (and distract from dreaded fingerprints). A tiled surface catches the light, creating an added shine that’s more organic than glitzy. Perfect for modern kitchens! Let’s not forget about pattern play. Patterns have a great way of bringing personality into your kitchen which is great for galley kitchens that have a lot of backsplash space. Go for something colorful and vibrant if you want to make a statement or opt for soft neutral shades for a more subtle effect.
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.
Kitchens are such versatile rooms. We use them to cook meals for ourselves and our families daily. They hold homework on the island or table. They show off cheese plates and pies when we host parties. They become the hub of the home, all work and life revolving around them. So it’s important that our kitchens are not only efficient but beautiful as well. Nobody wants to wash dishes in a dingy space.