Published at Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. by Stepanida Pavlov in kitchen.
Thinking of ways in which you can extend the living room aesthetic into the kitchen without actually changing too much? LED strip lighting is a fun and chic option which does precisely that without trying too hard. Just use matching lights for the living room shelves, entertainment unit, dining space backdrop, kitchen cabinets and island, to create a homogeneous lighting scheme. It is not so much about using loads of LED lighting as it is about smartly highlighting the right architectural features and establishing visual connectivity.
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.
If wood is not your thing and you still wish to inject some colorful zest into the gray and white kitchen, then smart cabinets in pastel hues might be worth considering. These dashing additions are perfect for retro, vintage and eclectic kitchens. Hot metallic finishes, bold pendants in black or even a colorful backsplash can do the trick when used right.
Black and white kitchens have been around forever and it is a color scheme that works with almost any style and theme. But today, we shift our focus to kitchens clad in gray and black that move away from the mundane and feel like a breath of fresh air. It is not about filling your kitchen completely with black, but about using it cleverly to make a visual difference.
There is definitely more creative freedom in the large kitchen with a fabulous central island while designing the breakfast bar. Instead of the usual design where the breakfast bar is just a few inches above the island countertop, opt for one that is a few inches below to vary the dynamic of the kitchen. Make sure though that you pick bar stools according to the height of the counter to avoid any future dining hassles.
Despite its reputation as a color that lends itself favorably to polished, contemporary interiors, gray works equally well with a variety of other styles. All you need to do is choose the right shade and combine it with different materials and textures to get the desired look. Darker tones of charcoal gray along with white fit into industrial kitchens when combined with exposed brick walls and metallic finishes. Wood takes over as the third element in rustic and farmhouse kitchens while stone and Corian complete modern kitchens.