When it comes to designing a new kitchen, mixing-and-matching don’t come easily to most people.
They’re afraid to get too crazy with colors, finishes, and styles.
But today’s kitchen trends are a lot more “anything goes” than “matchy-matchy.”
It’s possible to mix-and-match while still maintaining an overall cohesive design.
Here’s why it’s a good idea to color outside the lines when it comes to planning your new kitchen.
Imagine walking into a room in which everything is the same color and all the surfaces are the same material.
It would be pretty boring, wouldn’t it?
There would be nothing to capture your attention.
Contrast provides interest.
You’re naturally drawn to spaces that give your eyes multiple things to look at.
Keep this idea in mind as you’re searching for items for your new kitchen space.
But, there IS such a thing as too much. Your eyes can quickly become overwhelmed and need a rest.
A great design strikes the perfect balance to create a harmonious look.
Have fun with patterns
When you think about mixing-and-matching, you think patterns right away, right?
The key to making patterns work together is pairing prints that have a common element.
It’s a good idea to use prints that have the same color themes.
A good rule of thumb is to use no more than 4 patterns in one space and break them up with plenty of neutrals.
Spread the patterns out evenly so no one area is overwhelmed with visual stimulation.
Add in some texture
Of course, texture is all about the way something feels.
But, it’s also about how it LOOKS like it feels.
Items with a rougher texture lend a more comfy feel to your kitchen, while smooth textures are better for a sleek, minimalist space.
Wondering where you can add in texture in the kitchen?
Think about your crown molding, the trim on your cabinets and the hardware.
Don’t forget the details
To get a truly mixed-and-matched look in the kitchen, it’s almost necessary that you get a bold combination of styles.
Mix the designs on your dishes and crockery, for example. Don’t be afraid to get bold.
The value of a great designer
When you’re ready to give your kitchen a makeover, look for a contractor who provides a designer’s services.
A professional designer will be able to ask you the right questions to determine your personal style and help you create a kitchen that is not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.
They can guide you in designing a beautiful space that has just the right amount of mixed-and-matched goodness.
Create a kitchen that’s uniquely you
When all is said and done, the kitchen is a room you spend a lot of time in and you want it to be a place you enjoy.
Work with your trusted contractor and designer to create a space that you love.
For help remodeling your home, contact your local experts Virginia Kitchen and Bath.