Published at Friday, May 26th 2017. by Nadezhda Genrich in kitchen.
Gone are the days when the kitchen was filled with just polished plastic surfaces and design that was typical of the 90‘s ‘cubicle‘ trend. Modern kitchens are once again going down the classic route and textural contrast is back in style, big time! With that mind, designers are turning towards both wood and natural stone to provide the necessary contrast even while keeping the ergonomics refined and cutting-edge. Apart from the warmth of wood, it is the exquisite elegance of marble that seems to be the preferred choice as cutting-edge kitchen compositions are being selectively draped in marble.
In spite of all modernistic decor trends, sometimes we simply can‘t help but yearn for the decor principles of times past. Each era carries its own interior inspirations. The 1950s, for example, were the epitome of pastel decor. The kitchens especially were dressed in pastel colors from top to bottom, giving off a soft but dynamic feeling that you can still get in a typical retro American diner. But even though those times have passed, it doesn‘t mean that we have to let go of the charming decor influences; not at all! Take a peek at these 25 pastel kitchens that channel the 1950s and get some inspiration!
If there is one hot trend in interior design that is shaping the kitchens of today and tomorrow, then it is undoubtedly the idea of a ‘social kitchen‘. Evolving beyond just a place to prepare meals, the kitchen of this decade brings back the nostalgic charm of those retro kitchens that were built to host friends and family with ease. Of course, the aesthetics are largely different with state-of-the-art appliances, polished finishes and contemporary sparkle. But the kitchen has once again become a social setting thanks to open plan living spaces and innovative design. At the heart of this interactive space is the coffee shop style breakfast bar.
Even though it might come as a surprise to some, the most popular kitchens in recent times among homeowners are those with gray walls and cabinets in a light hue ranging from shades of gray to pristine white. Instead of using gray sporadically in the white kitchen, designers have flipped the template and have opted to go with gray as the dominant hue in most of the kitchens. The latest kitchen compositions showcased by the likes of Scavolini, Leicht and Snaidero reflect this switch, even as the kitchens themselves still remain cutting-edge both in terms of aesthetics and functionality.
Pick and choose the exact features you wish to incorporate into the single-wall kitchen. One way to maximize storage here is by turning to wall-mounted cabinets and modular shelves that provide both storage and display space. These shelves can be arranged around the kitchen countertop, refrigerator and other appliances to make the most of vertical space on offer without making it seem far too cluttered. Under-cabinet lighting and sconce lights add another layer of functionality to this single-wall kitchen where one even finds a hint of room for an ultra-small breakfast nook.
The reason this particular color palette is so unique is because the mint hues are definitely making a comeback! They are incredibly popular! It‘s a way to combine modern with retro, the dynamic of the color with the softness of the pastel. Your kitchen will look absolutely gorgeous and every time you step into it will feel like entering into another time!