For many of us, the kitchen is the hub of our home. Much time is spent there, from kids doing homework at the table to enjoying family meals and entertaining guests. Adding interest to this room is an important decision, as it often sets the mood and palette for rest of your home’s interior. There are many new trends in color – all of which will liven up your kitchen and brighten your life! Be sure to consult with your custom home builder as you consider adding color and contrast to your kitchen design. At Columbia Builders, we not only offer high-quality products but provide our homebuyers the flexibility to design and customize their kitchen – and home – to their individual needs and desires. Let’s take a look at a few of today’s most popular ideas for bringing a dynamic kitchen to life!
- Cabinetry – it’s the perfect place to add appeal to your kitchen design, and make it a unique expression of your individuality. Two popular trends are gray cabinets and a mix and match design approach. Although white cabinets continue to be the most popular choice, grays are steadily gaining ground. Soft gray colors are attractive to the eye and accentuate natural wood accessories. Plus, more and more homeowners are pairing painted cabinets – such as gray or white – with natural wood grains. Interior designers agree that it is no longer necessary to match cabinetry colors, so consider two (or more!) colors of kitchen cabinetry. If this concept is pleasing to you, pair a dark color with a neutral wood tone. To create interest and contrast, another well-liked preference is light and dark painted or stained cabinetry.
- Kitchen Islands – Unique and specially shaped islands are now the norm. They are often the most eye-catching and functional aspect of your kitchen design. Folks are turning to color for their islands – such as blue or green – and selecting materials for both counters and cabinetry that set the island apart from the perimeter of the kitchen.
- Backsplash – With so many color and style choices in the marketplace, backsplashes are much more than just a way to protect your walls from spills and splatters. They can add color and texture to your kitchen, and provide appeal with mixed materials and patterns. Options go beyond ceramic tile and include stone, glass, metal and wood.
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