(Here’s a timely article from another guest blogger, Nicholas Wineland, at Zog Media)
Variety is a classic hallmark for contemporary design. Designers create contrast by combining colors, finishes and textures. They frequently choose things from differing time periods to create a cohesive yet unique design. If you are pondering a redesign to your kitchen, try to include a mix of natural stone, wood, and metal. This guide will assist you to pick the pieces that give life to your space and look fantastic.
1. Stone Countertops
Countertops are made in an amazing amount of different materials, colors, styles and finishes. Here are a few stone countertop ideas that are hot in the kitchen design world:
Marble is for those looking to add a high-end look to their space. The price tag is hefty, but it will add a great amount of value. Marble is naturally heat resistant but it does require regular sealing to prevent stains.
Quartz is wonderful because it is heat, stain and acid resistant and requires a lot less maintenance than marble or granite. The color and pattern variety is almost endless, so you will be able to match with the rest of your kitchen design.
Granite is an incredible natural stone surface that comes in gorgeous colors and patterns. It requires yearly sealing but it can be used a prep surface.
2. Matte Black or Slate Appliances
The Stainless-Steel appliance boom is slowly going out of style, so make room for matte black! The low sheen look really emphasizes its lines while the darker finish contrasts really nicely with lighter color schemes. It has become the finish of choice for kitchen designers and looks great with the focus on clean lines that we will touch on here in a minute.
3. Simple, Clean Cabinets
Cleaner lines have been growing in kitchen design popularity. Shaker, classic, and some traditional style cabinets achieve this look with great success. The bonus is the clean lines of these cabinet styles pair really well with both the matte finish appliances as well as the natural stone countertops outlined above. Shenandoah Cabinetry has a good example of a shaker style kitchen with a great countertop pairing.