By Janet Myers | March 14, 2018
The kitchen is often where we spend the most time, so it’s no surprise that kitchens are the number one space homeowners choose to remodel. Can the aesthetics of your kitchen enhance your daily morning routine? We think so!!
Creating a space with modern amenities that reflect your taste and style can transform your kitchen’s atmosphere and completely change your mood.
For ideas to inspire your kitchen design this year, look no further. Here are a few trends to help you find your own style:
Matte finishes are becoming more ubiquitous in the design world when it comes to fixtures and appliances. This applies to countertop materials as well. The brushed, or leathered, technique applied to granite and quartz has a velvety smooth quality that looks just as good in a traditional kitchen as a modern one. Try mixing a matte black faucet and pot filler with the coolness of chrome hardware or a mixed-metal mosaic.
With all life’s chaos and noise, the serene aesthetic of pale neutral is why this look is so favored. It’s a little minimalist and a lot of panache, but it doesn’t mean you can’t introduce pops of color here and there. What makes a “pale neutral” kitchen usually comes down to the countertop and cabinets. For the look above, consider pale wood tone cabinets with light colored countertops and a Champagne Bronze sink faucet (another new finish is now available)! For more ideas, check out this tranquil, neutral kitchen.
Louis Sullivan’s philosophy of ‘form follows function’ couldn’t be truer than when it comes to lighting. Pendant lights range from simply beautiful to completely jaw-dropping. Hang them in pairs or triplets above your island or a single pendant or flush mount over your dining table. Or center them above the kitchen table for a cozy atmosphere. Under-cabinet tape lighting is inconspicuous yet provides the right amount of task lighting.
The kitchen backsplash has always been a favorite way to exhibit one’s personal style, more now than ever. Available in a myriad of colors, shapes and texture, the classic white subway tile is still a top favorite. Herringbone and chevron patterns are a wonderful way to add refined style, as subway tile now comes in a couple larger size variations. Or you can take a couple sheets of beautiful mosaic tile and frame it with pencil molding above your stove. You can even blend the two styles. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong with these looks.
Above all else, don't be afraid to go bold. 2018 is all about expressing yourself and your vision, so put that freedom to good use. Beyond spicing up your backsplash, choose cabinets in your favorite color, furnishings that will wow and fixtures that will delight. This hot pink floral kitchen is a great example of a designer who didn't let the challenge of going big stop them.
Why wait any longer to update your boring and drab kitchen? Give it a facelift today with help from David Gray Design Studio. Call us at 904-224-5971 or send us an email to schedule your visit to our showroom.