Kitchen Color Schemes

We talked about the color of kitchen before.Different color can bring us different feeling. But Do you know how to use several color together to decorate your kitchen?
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.

Which Kind of Cabinet Door Do You Like Best?

When a person looks at a cabinet, the first thing that he/she seems to notice will be its door.Cabinet doors form a major part of the overall Decor of their kitchen.Apart from installing the right cabinet door, depending upon the overall look of your kitchen, you also need to take proper of the door, to keep the room looking as elegant as ever.

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.

Raised Panel
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.

Recessed Panel
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.

Curved Panel
The top portion of this door’s decorative panel curves upward in a gentle arch. The panel itself is generally raised.

Cathedral Panel
A cathedral-type arch is incorporated into the upper rail of this raised or recessed panel.

Beadboard 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.


Why White Kitchen?

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?

Modern European Kitchen

With full length folding glass doors, the Verve has large expanses of hazy glass that reveals hints of the contents. The internal cabinet lights add a striking ethereal touch. The aluminium trim compliments the glossy frameless lacquered doors in a lovely dove-grey. Ernestomeda combine this with a brightly back-lit pantry that again uses light to expand the perceived space. Light and airy, the Verve kitchen feels open and spacious. The light colours and theatrical lighting create a peaceful kitchen that is far from dull.

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.