Pulling all the components of the kitchen design together can mean co-ordinating several kitchen colors. From floors to counters, colors need to work together.
Kitchen counters are one of the main areas of design in the kitchen. They embody large sections of the kitchen design, and see a great deal of work. Granite countertops in particular have multiple tones and colors running through them. Even counters, which at first glance seem to be one, predominant color, can have multiple colors within. Uba Tuba, a popular dark green granite, has flecks of white, gold and occasionally turquoise within its surface. This gives homeowners a built in pallet. Cabinets and floors can be a warm, honey tone to pick up the gold, while the backsplash can incorporate bits of turquoise, and the alls can take on a shade of green close to white.
If there is more than one area of wood in the kitchen, such as a kitchen island, or hardwood floors, combined with the kitchen cabinets, it’s important to coordinate the two wood tones.
If using light colored cabinets, with a dark counter, try using a darker toned wood floor. Be sure to take the tone of the floor from another area of the kitchen, such as the countertop or island, to pull the design together.
For kitchen islands, try using contrasting wood tones and countertops to the main cabinets and counter. Off white cabinets with a light colored counter can be contrasted with a deep, mahogany colored island, and coordinating deep colored counter.
If the kitchen cabinetry is dark, try using a really rich toned color on the kitchen walls to add vibrant depth to the room, brightening, but not lightening. White, and light colored cabinets, can use lighter tones of paint, so as not to overwhelm the room or the viewer. Use a color that looks well against, but doesn’t necessarily match the other colors in the room.
The kitchen backsplash is the place to accent and highlight the rest of the kitchen design. Pull the remaining tones and colors from the granite, such as the cranberry flecks in Giallo Ornamentale, or the turquoise in Uba Tuba, and mix them with the main tones of the rest of the kitchen.
There are lots of options for you, as far as kitchen cabinet door are concerned. Which kind of cabinet door do you prefer?
If you like clean lines, a slab door may be the choice for you. A flat door that essentially looks like a slab of wood, metal or other material, these doors eschew panels. Add pizzazz to an MDF door by routing a detailed edge profile.
A panel, usually made by joining pieces of solid stock lumber with adhesive, is secured to the door's frame. Raised panels generally measure between 1/2" and 3/4" thick. A routed edge profile tends to give the door a more elegant appearance.
The recessed panel door is a flat panel affixed inside a frame constructed with miter or mortise and tenon joints. The resulting appearance has a picture frame-type look and a simpler, more country or transitional appearance.
The top portion of this door’s decorative panel curves upward in a gentle arch. The panel itself is generally raised.
A cathedral-type arch is incorporated into the upper rail of this raised or recessed panel.
Typically found in a recessed panel, beadboard uses routed beaded details to create a casual country style.
A single piece of engineered wood material (such as MDF) is shaped to take on the appearance of a recessed or raised panel within the door, then painted or covered in laminate.
White is not always monotonic, it may be the most beautiful color.A white kitchen might sound stark and cold, but it doesn't have to be. White is no longer simply "white". It is French Vanilla, Eggshell, Cream, and the list goes on. These subtle colors mixed with white add a feeling of warmth to your walls and cabinets.
There are so many reason for white kitchen:
1.White is timeless.Simple is the best.White is the perfect background color for almost any other color. White is also easier to keep clean because dirt is more visible than with other colors.
2.The turn to white kitchens came during the Victorian period, when homeowners began to spend more time in the kitchen. The materials available at the time also lent themselves to white, such as the porcelain for tiles and sinks and milk-based paints for cabinetry.
3.For small kithcen, white works well for small kitchens because it is light and bright, making the space appear larger.
4.Modern. In a contemporary kitchen, white helps create shadows and contrasts that emphasize planes and surfaces.
5.Lighting.Good lighting helps give definition and character to a white kitchen, since white is so reflective. The room can seem warm or cold, depending on the light source (natural or man-made).
Therefor, why don't you make a white kitchen?
The Supreme kitchen also uses frosted glass cabinets, but in a much more traditional style. The Supreme combines modern light features and its more traditional wood cabinets to create transitional modern design. Sophisticated white-ash frames the back-lit frosted glass doors; the ethereal haze of shapes provides a vitality and life.
The Silverbox kitchen uses a bright blue glass as vivid accent, but also displays the trendy stave pattern we’ve been seeing more of. The Silverbox uses the strong horizontal element to expand the kitchen and provide a uniform character. The aluminium stave doors provide a fantastic texture over which shadows richly play.
This cute and trendy cabled cup cozy will keep your drink hot, and your hands cool. It is knitted using eco friendly yarn and fastens with a stylish hand-carved wooden button (that looks like a coffee bean, doesn't it?).
This cup cozy easily stratches to fit most standard cups and mugs, including travel mugs. Perfectly washable.
Many colors available. Please check them out in "Cup, Mug Cozies" section of my shop (sorry, direct link refuses to work for some reason).
You can also choose from three kinds of buttons: 2 wooden (triangle and bean) and coconut (round). Please let me know in the "Message to Seller" which one you like.
Light needed to see well into cabinets and drawers. Where light fixtures are placed relative to cabinet openings is important -- avoid lighting negatives such as a "scalloped" light effect.
Wall color and cabinet finish. Lower intensity lighting will be sufficient for walls that are all-white or light in color. Darker walls or dark finishes on cabinets will require higher intensity ambient lighting.
Location and number of windows and doorways. In addition to the number of windows in the kitchen, doorways to other rooms, skylights and patio doors may play a huge role in ambient lighting. Also consider the direction windows face and how that will affect the light at various times of year.
For a person who truly love to cook, the kitchen should be decorated with some difference compared with common kitchen.There should be an abundance of counters, with a large, study table (preferably butcher block) that can double as a work table and a dining table to be used for the casual meals or informal dinners.
Stainless-steel cabinets on both sides of the businesslike range are stocked with the chef's favorite spices and oils so he can quickly grab what he needs without moving from his command position. A pot spigot is ideal for filling pasta pots right at the range -- thus saving more steps.
Traditional cabinets surround the room on three sides and feature a variety of storage options. Maximizing the efficiency of the cooking zone, cabinetry is set above and below the counters. The deep drawers could slide out with a slight tug to reveal pots, pans, and lids. Smaller drawers could hold cooking utensils.A double oven, multiple refrigerator/freezer drawers, and even a cook-top with a separate range will make cooking for large parties a breeze in your upscale kitchen.
While this kitchen is white with neutral accents, adding color is a surefire way to spice up the look of any room. See the next page for ideas on adding color to your kitchen.
2.Wood fits in with any decor and offers a nice counterpoint to the metal and stone surfaces present in the kitchen.
3.Like stone, it is a natural substance and since no two pieces are the same, every countertop is unique.
scrambled and not tidy. The pull out shelves is the good chioce.Many homeowners find it difficult to organize the pantry and kitchen cabinets because these cabinets are dark deep areas and difficult to arrange by nature.
Canvas art and wall plaques: These decorations drenched in surreal earthy tones captures the sheer bucolic bliss of the vast, verdant countryside. Watch how your charming Italian kitchen décor is enveloped in warmth and coziness when these pictures make their way into your kitchen.
Wall murals: Striking images of lush rolling hills and luscious vineyards are depicted with bold strokes and vibrant hues. Their impact transcends barriers of time and space.
Wall lettering: If you want to give expression to your innermost feelings through words instead of pictures, then you have unrestrained freedom to do so in a dazzling and delightful array of styles, colors, finishes and sizes.
Wall clocks: Timeless in appeal, the elegance and charm of these timepieces cannot be dated with time.
Wall plates and ceramics: Images of flowers, fruits and animals definitely transport you to the wilderness, far away from the concrete jungle around you.
Kitchen is one of room and work place for a home, we can use some itmes to decorate our kitchen to make us pleasure and comfortable. For example, you can put a bonsai on the window of the kitchen, the green leaves and elegant shape may be give a surprise to you.
It is best to buy a mini bonsai for the kitchen.This smaller size, which can be anywhere from 2 to 10 inches, makes the ideal gift or accessory for the home or office. With this, you have a choice of placing one or more bonsai on your desk at work, on a nightstand, coffee table, kitchen counter, and other places where space is limited.
Each spring, the winter buds will start to swell and new leaves grow. Soon, the entire tree will be covered with leaves, which till turn to a deep green sometime late in spring or early summer. Then in the fall, the leaves generally turn from a yellow to red or orange. Next, as the winter approaches, the leaves will drop off, again leaving just twigs on the tree. If the mini bonsai tree has leaves from the spring to the fall, then more sunlight is needed.
If you go to the construction market, you'll find various of stainless steel sinks, how to choose the best one with the reasonable price.The most expensive one may be not the best.
Get a Thicker Gauge
Stainless steel sinks are manufactured in a variety of gauges, or thicknesses, and it's to your benefit to go thicker for a number of reasons. The first is simply that the thicker the steel, the tougher the sink. Your sink needs to be able withstand the day-to-day beatings from pots and pans, silverware, dishes and everything else that gets tossed in. A thin gauge sink, in the twenty-something range (gauges get thicker as the number goes down), will be susceptible to dents, dinks and other damage that with a more solid model won't be a concern.
The other thing is to make sure your stainless sink has nickel and chrome added to the metal. Corrosion can be a problem with poorly made stainless steel sinks, and nickel will keep that corrosion at bay.
The price that you have to pay for a stainless steel kitchen sink depends on a number of factors like the brand, size of the sink, finish and other special features, if any.
In order to make better use of your kitchen floor space, you need to put up the maximum amount of counters. Plan your design with deeper counters to cover as much of the area not occupied with appliances with counter space if the difference in floor space is a matter of a few square feet.
Another space-saving device is to include built-in facilities. You can have built-in ovens, microwaves and storage for small appliances. This will make your kitchen appear less cluttered. Built-in storage for foods like potatoes and onions and bread storage cabinets will also give the kitchen a cleaner look. You can also opt for waist-high, sliding shelves that hold mixers and toasters. Your small appliances can remain hidden in these shelves and still be easily accessible.
Choose a large sink. It will be easier for you to clean bigger pots and pans. Moreover, a large sink is a great place to stash your dirty pots. A large sink can also serve as a utility sink, too.
In this more traditional leaning contemporary small kitchen design the liberal use of red adds a dramatic effect that is enhanced by the 'space-age' materials. A far cry from our caveman days, no? The small kitchen table and tandem chairs, along with bar stools as secondary seating helps to conserve space. Open concept glass cabinet doors, utensil hangers, nick-nack shelving storage and bright lighting help to create a larger than small space in this kitchen design.