The three biggest focal points in a Kitchen are Countertops, Cabinets and Flooring. It’s also the biggest financial outlay when updating or having a kitchen custom designed. Therefore it’s really important that these areas are well thought out in the planning stages and can greatly influence both the feel and budget of the end result. When working with a room that gets so much daily use, you may want or need to change your accents and decorations frequently to keep up with the latest trends and styles, so neutral, simple choices are always a good idea. There are so many different materials and finishes to choose from, simple definitely doesn’t mean boring, so we’ve put together a few steps to help you get it right first time.
The key to creating a timeless combination is picking an overall colour palette that transcends trends. By selecting one main colour and a maximum of two complementary accent colours you can design a scheme that will stay relevant for some time to come. Whilst keeping the main features of a kitchen neutral, highlighting colours can be added through accessories and furniture such as bar stools and electrical appliances.
Depending on the material you use for your counters, there may be a natural variation in colour or pattern which will help dictate your choice of flooring. Quartz and Granite can have streaks of contrasting colours running through them which are easy to match in splashbacks and flooring. Wood will bring warmth so to complement the look, choose flat natural stone or a concrete screed to counterbalance a heavy wood look.
The biggest space to consider is naturally the floor, this is best kept neutral as it’s generally harder to replace. Materials like hardwood, ceramics tiles, stoneware and concrete are hardwearing and durable for heavy traffic areas such as a kitchen. If you want to add your own personal touch, introduce textural rugs and runners which give pattern and colour to the floor which can be updated easily and at a faction of the cost.
If you have any questions or need help with a custom design, please get in touch
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Clinton and Fiona