Chances are, the kitchen is where you spend a large chunk of time – whether it’s for entertaining, hosting dinner parties, or creating the latest culinary masterpiece. With the right inspiration and motivation, you can update your kitchen to become a dreamy, magazine cover space that you and your guests will want to spend all your time in.
Indulge in Luxe Appliances
Splurging on the right appliances makes all the difference in the overall look and feel of your kitchen. Focus on a few key centerpieces that instantly draw attention when people walk into the room, such as a sleek marble centre island, stainless steel fridge, or industrial stove. Keep the rest of the room understated to maintain a balance between mainstream and luxe design.
Play with Textures
Embrace elements of contrast in your kitchen for a dynamic look that pleases the eye. Incorporating variations in materials and colours like white painted oak cabinets with natural wood beams or woven high chairs creates a modern, rustic atmosphere. Varying textures provides visual interest and lends to a two-dimensional feel in the room that creates a playful, welcoming space for your guests. Don’t be afraid to mix rustic with contemporary, or minimalistic, features, such as repurposed wood furniture with stainless steel or marble.
The appeal of open shelves in kitchens are twofold: they’re a great way to organize all your various utensils and knick-knacks and they make for a visually stunning display that doubles as décor. Open concept shelves allow your dishes, glassware, and utensils to breathe while introducing storage space for your kitchen. Get creative with it; try adding picture frames and vases with fresh floral arrangements to add some life into your storage.
Accent with Colour
Colour adds personality and character to any room, but a kitchen is a great space to play with themes. Bring some life into your kitchen with some light blue or teal and work the colour into the scheme via bar chairs, the wall, porcelain fruit bowls, or utensils. Alternatively, you can make a statement with one bold coloured wall. Adding a fresh coat of white paint is also a tried and true method of unifying all the elements in your kitchen. Pair your new colour with metallic details such as a silver tray, copper overhead lights, sleek stainless steel appliances, or a brushed gold faucet.
Play with the Backsplash
Don’t forget your backsplash. This is an excellent opportunity to get creative with the pattern and material of your kitchen’s statement maker. Match the backsplash to the overall colour scheme for a coordinated look. A unique pattern such as black chalkboard, powder blue scallop tiles, sleek marble, or classic white square tile, add a touch of personality and a visually interesting element to the kitchen.