It can be overwhelming to design your dream kitchen. How do you choose the right color scheme? How do you ensure that all of the tones, patterns, and forms will compliment each other in the perfect way?
This article will provide some tips you can use to design the kitchen you’ve always dreamt of. We’ll discuss colors, patterns, and furniture. We’ll even refer you to some tools that might make your kitchen design project even more exciting.
With our help, you’ll be making breakfast in the kitchen of your dreams in no time!
One of the most classic and recognizable looks in kitchen decor is the all white kitchen. Decorating in all white gives a clean, modern feeling and can be accented with off white stone, tile, or glass.
Blakes London was the original inspiration for this article. Their entire portfolio is worth reviewing before remodeling or designing your kitchen. In the photo above, we see a white kitchen accented by dark cabinets and marble backsplash.
White kitchen with excellent, warm contrast from the wood floor. This photo comes from the equally awesome Nicole Franzen, who many of you will know from her interior photography work.
Another gem from another favorite, the enviable Alyssa Rosenheck photography is well known for its beauty and style. Click through to see the whole portfolio piece on this kitchen.
Getting the Details Right – Finding the Perfect Backsplash
Not all tiles are square. While squared tiles might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a kitchen backsplash, you actually have a lot more options. You can install triangular tiles, or even hexagonal tiles if you’d like.
These rectangle tiles by TileBar are a great option. They’re simple enough not to read as a statement, but add a bit of extra flair to the kitchen.
Would you like to have a mosaic mural hanging above your kitchen sink? Well, it’s actually not that hard. Tile manufacturers like MSI Stone sell mosaic backsplash kits for people to want to add some flavor to their kitchen. MSI’s tiles come in ceramic, marble, limestone, and a range of other materials. It might take a little extra time to install, but once it’s completed, a mosaic backsplash will look amazing in your kitchen.
A kitchen backsplash doesn’t have to be a bare wall. By hanging shelves on it, you can add some extra storage space to your kitchen. This glass backsplash by Emser is a great example. The designer has added some black shelves to contrast the glass and create extra room for dishes and other kitchen items. It’s a great way to add a design element and a functional element at the same time.
3 of Our Favorite Kitchen Designers
Looking for some of today’s top kitchen designers? Well, you don’t have to look far. Designers everywhere are taking to kitchen remodels. They’re experimenting with new techniques, rethinking traditional modes, and designing some of the best kitchens we’ve ever seen!
Here are a few of our favorites.
Studio Envie is the studio of Brooklyn-based interior designer Jennifer Carter. The studio designs for a wide range of clients including homeowners as well as retail and commercial businesses.
With this kitchen, commissioned for a New York homeowner, Carter and Studio Envie employed an open floor plan to create something that’s both quaintly traditional and beautifully unique.
The small size of this kitchen didn’t prevent Jenna Burger from making it into something amazing. The designer and blogger took to the task, removing a much larger counter island and replacing it with a skinnier but more effective bar. She paired some fantastic chairs with it, too!
Additionally, Burger and her studio gutted the rest of the kitchen, replacing the appliances and shifting things around to create a more space-efficient room.
UK-based architecture and design firm Stiff + Trevillion has completed projects for everyone from Clarks shoes to artist Damien Hirst. They’ve been commissioned to design everything from buildings and pavilions to apartments and condominiums.
This kitchen, located in Chelsea, UK, is a great example of their residential work. Going with an all-white color palette to create something clean and crisp, Stiff +Trevillion took a mid-sized space and made it look pretty darn big.
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