Design May 11, 2017. Of course, if you love the look of a white kitchen but wanted to stray juuuust a little from the trending all-white kitchen, there are ways to do that with subtle color. Maintain the white feel with unadorned windows, marble countertop and backsplash, and a white farmhouse sink. Throw a pale grey-green color onto the cabinets, then accent with metallic hardware, fixtures, and accessories. The result is a kitchen that feels almost ethereal…without being completely white.
Kitchen Island & Carts May 11, 2017. Take advantage of being able to use the space above the island by adding suspended storage, where you can display a matching pan collection or your best stemware. You can also experiment with lighting elements, or if you’ve decided to install a stovetop with overhead venting you can use the space for the range hood.
Design May 11, 2017. This is simply amore subtle variation of the classic red-black-white color scheme discussed previously, but the effect is still modern and fresh. Maintaining the white color on the cabinets and walls (the perimeter of the kitchen) and popping in some steel elements in appliances helps to keep the star of the kitchen the coral center island. But a thick white countertop throughout adds cohesion, even to cabinetry that is different. This is a key element – one of simplicity and consistency amidst design variations – of modern style.
Kitchen Backsplash May 12, 2017. Mosaics and Focal Points, The biggest real estate for a focal point is behind the stove. Create focal points by changing up the pattern or color scheme of your materials, whether that’s laying tile at an angle or mixing and matching complimentary colors. And if you’re on a budget, splurge on that stove-top wall and use a less expensive material everywhere else.
Kitchen Backsplash May 11, 2017. Brick one way to warm up a kitchen, whether left as is or painted to match the rest of the design scheme. Like stone, brick can be harder to clean, but can be maintained pretty easily if sealed properly and cleaned on a regular basis.
Design May 11, 2017. The beauty of adding wooden surfaces to the modern kitchen goes beyond mere textural contrast. It allows you to blend two different styles and add a hint of rustic, farmhouse, traditional or even industrial panache to the stylish, contemporary kitchen. While wood does a great job of lending that natural, rustic appeal, marble acts as a balancing element by elevating the ‘sophistication’ of the kitchen with its polished finish.
Appliances May 12, 2017. Refrigerators One of the most used essentials in the kitchen is the refrigerator, and new innovations allow for better food preservation as well as convenience and storage capacity. French doors, such as these on Miele’s refrigerator, are very popular because they allow cooks to store larger platters and pans of food. Opening both doors also allows for a full view of what’s inside.
Design May 11, 2017. Let’s be honest…Sometimes there’s just not room to keep everything behind closed doors! If you have limited cabinet space, you will find that it is quickly filled. Try using the walls for extra storage. The kitchen below makes use of wall-mounted pot, knife and spice racks!