Trending: Color it Bold in 2015
2015 home décor will feature dramatic and bold pops of color. In furniture and cabinetry, designers and homeowners are moving away from monochromatic decorating schemes. In some designs, soft, neutral-toned grays and whites serve as backdrops for bright accessories and lively patterns. We are also seeing a return to cabinetry finished in rich wood tones, accented with black, white, metals and colors. Below are two very different examples of the use of color in the kitchen.
Color in a Compact Kitchen
A small space can easily be overwhelmed with color. In the kitchen pictured above, that problem is resolved beautifully. A perimeter of white cabinets creates a light, bright space. Blue and aqua tones in the backsplash are subtly echoed in vases, pottery and pillows. The glossy surface of the backsplash reflects rather than absorbs light. The colors in the backsplash are reflected in the window seat pillows, vases and fruit bowl. The accents add interest while the understated color scheme preserves visual space.
Designer Tip: Extend your new look past the kitchen door. Notice how the window seat above, created from cabinetry to match the kitchen, creates a graceful transition between the renovated space and the rest of the home. The same could be done with a desk, shelves or entertainment center in any area adjacent to the kitchen.
Warm up a Large Space with Color
A large, open space like the one above is an invitation to get out the paint box. Rich cherry cabinetry and earth tone backsplash and flooring set the stage. Metallic gray countertops and stainless appliances provide a sharp counterpoint. With global design elements providing so much energy, the decorator wisely limited accents to a few black elements on the countertop.
Stick to a classic choice in cabinetry and countertop, and you can play with color in accents, paint and other inexpensive elements. Feel free to discuss your ideas with your designer.
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