December 9, 2015 1:52 am
Not sure which theme is right for you? Get inspired with the ideas below, courtesy of the experts at Cornerstone Design and Remodel.
1. Minimalist – For fans of simplicity, minimalism thrives on light colors like eggshell or taupe, which help open up the kitchen. These muted tones work well as a wall color or in a floor tile. To continue the clean look throughout the space, install floating shelves and built-in storage spaces over cabinets, and avoid a kitchen island, if possible. For a finishing touch that breathes life into the design, add a house plant, herbs or other greenery.
2. Rustic –Rustic design is centered on natural finishes and accents. Install a dark, natural wood or stone tile on the floor, and look for deep, rich colors, like mahogany, for your cabinets and kitchen table. Warm light complements this style best, so avoid fluorescent bulbs in your lighting fixtures. Create a sense of quaint comfort with wall-mounted pots and pans and an in-kitchen fireplace.
3. Modern – Modern designs revolve around metallic and monochromatic color schemes. Think stainless steel appliances with white cabinets and a black-tiled floor, along with pendant lighting and well-organized countertops, to bring this theme to life.
4. Southwestern – For those who aren’t afraid of color, Southwestern-style design boasts artistic flair with cheerful yellows, oranges and reds. To carry this theme through your kitchen, install warm-colored tile, hang folk art or display pottery. Keep your appliances neutral to avoid “color clutter.”
5. Utilitarian – In utilitarian design, aesthetics are second to functionality. Focus on creating ample counterspace and storage. Add accessories that foster organization, like a wall-mounted spice rack, and one or two well-placed art pieces for personality.
Source: Cornerstone Design & Remodel
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