The right combination of colors and textures in the kitchen, can turn an ordinary room into one that makes a powerful statement. Many folks spend a lot of time in the kitchen, whether it be for cooking, doing homework or gathering for dinner or parties. Make the most out of this space by adding some interesting textures.
You need to first ask yourself what style are you going for? Do you like rustic, contemporary or sleek and modern? Once you have determined your basic style, you can then think about how to accent it with your choice of color and textures.
Let’s take a look at some different elements that will add texture to your kitchen:
If you are choosing wood cabinets, you will want to take the color and the wood grain pattern on the cabinets into consideration. The wood grain on the various types of wood can produce completely different looks, so take your time to view all of the options available.
Stainless steel cabinets will give your space a more industrial and modern look, if that is what you prefer.
Also think about the cabinet fronts. Do you like glass panels so you can see the contents of the cabinet, or do you prefer a solid panel?
The options available for countertops are endless. Some of the materials you can choose from are: granite, marble, stone, quartz, stainless steel, recycled glass, wood, concrete, ceramic tile, acrylic polymer-based and laminate.
The cost ranges from one extreme to the other, depending on what material you choose for your countertop. Ceramic tile, laminate and acrylic-polymer based are the least expensive out of the options mentioned above.
Floor tile can be selected in many different styles, ranging from smooth, plain white ceramic tiles to rugged stone and anything in between. Take your time to discover the various options currently on the market.
Wood floors are another option, which will give a cozy feel to the room. Depending on your budget, you can choose from natural hardwood or laminate in a wide variety of colors and textures.
Once your floor is installed, you can also add throw rugs to provide additional texture.
The look of your kitchen can be pulled together by adding the appropriate window treatment.
There are many options available, such as wooden blinds for a more rustic feel or others may prefer curtains or a valance instead. You can add sheer shades for a traditional style kitchen or take it a step in the other direction and install shutters for a country kitchen look.
If you choose a fabric window treatment, the pattern and weight of the curtain can change the look completely.
Adding small touches and pops of color, gives the room a warm and inviting feel. Pick out cushions, cloth napkins, and dishes that coordinate with your theme to pull it all together into one fabulous look.
You may even consider upholstering an accent chair or stool seat for extra texture and seating.
Artwork and other décor can also be added to a special touch. Place your pieces sparingly around the kitchen, to avoid a cluttered appearance.
As you can see, adding texture to your new kitchen is a great way to spruce up the space, giving it a renewed ambiance for your gatherings.
If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, don’t hesitate to consult with an experienced professional who can guide you through the process. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and offer suggestions based on your individual needs.
For further reading, be sure to check out: How To Conduct A Kitchen Remodel Project To Achieve A Gorgeous Industrial Style Space and Kitchen Remodel 101: Discover The Particularities That Define A Modern-Rustic Indoor Space.
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