What is the secret to the most stylish kitchens? Simple, a neutral palette that’s fresh and attention-grabbing. If you’re on a tight budget or just aren’t looking to completely renovate your kitchen, adding a modern piece, like a contemporary faucet or industrial lighting can make a big difference that is inexpensive and stress-free. Below are five of today’s most popular kitchen design trends to help guide and inspire you for your next kitchen project.
Black and White
The finishes may change and the style may evolve, but the charm of a black-and-white kitchen never dies. To the human eye, the high contrast is attractive and clean. For an easy update, paint the kitchen cabinets white. As small as it is, the hardware on kitchen cabinets can express a lot about your style. If you are going for a more contemporary look, try using a brushed nickel bar; if you are attempting to pull off a more traditional look, go with an iron-style cabinet pull. To contrast with the white cabinets, black granite countertops work best. Lastly, warm rustic hardwood floors look amazing with the sleek design and help bridge the gap between a country and modern look.
When we want to add excitement to a room, our minds usually drift towards paint. However, when working with a small space, painting the walls a bright, bold color can make the space feel even smaller and more cramped. Therefore, instead of slapping on a coat of colorful paint, add drama by using large, oversized light fixtures. One of the easiest ways to do this is to suspend large pendant lights over an island or breakfast table. They will create a sense of depth in the kitchen and add instant, eye-catching drama.
Most homeowners with small kitchens fear dark cabinets. They believe that the dark colors will close off the space and make it appear even smaller. However, finding the right balance of light and dark will create a stylish and appealing space. If you currently have a rich, dark finish on your current cabinets, consider adding countertops and a backsplash in a white or very light color. This will create balance in the kitchen while still adding drama and style.
Apron-front sinks are one kitchen item that never goes out of style. They add a timeless focal point to any kitchen. From the basic white to dark suede, apron-front sinks come in a wide variety of colors. Because apron-front sinks are visually wide, they tend to work best in medium or large sized kitchens. While they look great, apron-front kitchen sinks are also extremely practical. They are deep enough to hold large pots and platters even give shorter people better access to the sink.
Just because you keep neutral colors in your kitchen color palette doesn’t mean the area has to be bare. Kitchens are no longer just kitchens; they are now beautiful, staple rooms in the home. Don’t be afraid to combine different styles and finishes that give the look of having been acquired over time rather than purchased all at once. A mix of gray and dark brown tones can give the homeowner’s kitchen a rich, antique look.
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