Keeping up-to-date with the latest trends in kitchen design can be tricky, but it’s not as difficult as you might think to integrate the latest styles into your home. Here are five of our kitchen design ideas to get your gears turning. It’s time to make your kitchen, more you.
1. Two-toned Color Scheme
What screams individuality louder than boldly opting for a two-toned color scheme? Contrasting dark and light hues brings a trendy drama to a space where magic naturally happens. Consider all elements of the kitchen as part of the theme—the wall color, countertops, backsplashes, seating, and even the appliances you keep on display.
Introduce your farmhouse-style kitchen to a two-toned scheme by contrasting wooden cabinets and exposed ceiling beams with bright splashes of turquoise in appliances and seat covers. No matter your preferred style, don’t be afraid to go bold. Besides, if you can’t stand the heat—get out of the kitchen!
2. Unique Backsplash
Let a creative backsplash make a statement in the heart of your home. No guest has ever said, “Wow! I love that blank space above your stove.” Plus, a backsplash can easily be integrated into any style of kitchen.
You can complement your whimsical chandelier in your farmhouse-style kitchen with a lively backsplash, or use a soft and serenely glazed subway tile to contrast dark, heavy metal finishes (remember that two-toned trend?) for a more industrial look. There are mountains of backsplashes that will help make your kitchen look and feel just the way you want it to.
3. Wood Floors
Wood floors are timeless, which makes them the perfect material for any type of kitchen design ideas. Do you prefer a mid-century modern home that is warm and full of personality? Wood flooring brings the perfect earthy touch to make you and your guests feel right at home. Tend to lean more toward the country rustic vibe? Add a cozy rug and you’ll be sure to never leave the kitchen. A darker wood floor can add elegance to an industrial-style kitchen with other raw wood elements and factory-tone lighting.
4. Salvaged Items and Do it Yourself (DIY)
The DIY trend isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, folks. It’s time to visit the local thrift store or flea market and find your next centerpiece.
A refurbished vintage desk can double as a remarkable industrial kitchen island. Add a personalized touch to your farmhouse kitchen with a homemade wooden wall sign and a refurbished clock to match. Forget paying full price for a chair—salvage a set and spruce them up with fresh paint or new seat covers. Salvaging and repurposing elements for your kitchen not only helps the environment, but it is the most assured way to add a unique, one-of-a-kind quality to your home.
Islands are the perfect excuse to integrate dining into the space you’ve worked so hard to create. Plus, who doesn’t love dining in high style on a bar stool?
Islands can make a cozy farmhouse kitchen more welcoming with comfortable seating and colorful countertop decorations. In addition, islands can help maintain the clean and elegant look of a modern kitchen by keeping unused items out of sight. Make your island more versatile by installing an extra sink, oven, or microwave and make it easier to have extra help while cooking.
Whether your storage stays in the cupboard or out, your walls scream retro or whisper elegance, or your island remains minimal or invites a bustle of activity, there are ways to manipulate all of the best features to match whichever style your heart desires. Cheers to putting these kitchen design ideas to good use!
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