Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together for a Cohesive Look

Note how the unique island, window treatment and lighting make the difference
As discussed this week on the Pete and Brenda radio show.  Catch us today on Wednesday at 12:40 and Tuesday at 2:40 PST.  You can stream it from your computer.  
 
I find there are a lot of people out there who aren’t able to visualize how the end result will look when choosing the primary design components for a kitchen.  Kitchen design is typically an area where  many people seem to have the biggest struggle, since it’s where the most visualization is needed.   If you find you’re not the creative visual type, here are several design scenarios to choose from that can simplify and ease your decision process when you’re remodeling or building a new kitchen.  Of course great kitchen design can be achieved through other design scenarios, and the ones below are safe rules of thumb to follow…

 1.)   Pick the same tone for your countertops and flooring, and use a contrasting color for your cabinetry.  This is a safe route to take that always ends up looking great…        

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

 

      

 2.)    Pick the same tones for your cabinetry and flooring, and use a contrasting color for your countertops.          

Above:  Modern kitchen with contrasting countertops

      

Above:  Traditional kitchen with contrasting countertops
Above:  Contrasting countertops in Sarah Richard’s kitchen

      

3.) Monochromatic:   Single color/tone for all design components…        

Monochromatic kitchen color scheme

     

Above:  Notice the color scheme, range hood design, stone work, and window treatment in the above photo.  They all fall into a monochromatic color scheme, and the end result is stunning.   The room wouldn’t have the same “wow” factor if the window was left bare of the soft texture from the window treatment fabric, combined with the hard texture of the stone work.  Additionally, the three different hard textures from the floor, counter top and stone work around the oven create interest without being monotonous because they coordinate tastefully without appearing too match-matchy.  If you don’t want a boring kitchen, coordinate your design elements using various textures, and add an element of surprise while avoiding the matchy-matchy effect.  

4.)  Contrasting Floor Only:        

White is back as shown above in Sarah Richard’s kitchen

Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

 

Once you get past choosing your key design choices of cabinetry, flooring, and counter tops, you can have fun and be more creative with the backsplash, lighting, kitchen island, window treatment, bar stools, and range hood…     

Notice how the vent hood, backsplash, light fixture and bar stools add pizazz to this kitchen

 

Kitchen design is made interesting through the table/island and chairs, vent hood, window treatment and light fixture. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

 

 These kitchens would be dull without the window treatment, and unique kitchen table/island, and lighting…    

Note how the unique island, window treatment and lighting make the difference

 

Kitchen island, seating, lighting and window treatment tie it all together for a great look. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful.

 

This vent hood is truly the focal point of this kitchen…     

Note the vent hood, island and lighting. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful.

 

Window treatments can make a huge splash in an otherwise plain kitchen…     

Above:  Kitchen window treatments can make a huge difference
Above:  A truly unique window treatment

     

    

 Add some creative flair with your backsplash:      

Beautiful backsplash adds to the "wow" factor. Photo courtesy of House Beautiful

 

Creative and fun backsplash, courtesy of House Beautiful

 

About these ads
Comments
4 Responses to “Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together for a Cohesive Look”
  1. Good!! You have wonderful talks I have never seen and you seem to learn your stuff.

  2. there are many kitchen designs on the internet but i would still prefer the use of kitchen designs that are classic ~

  3. Very well written information. It will be valuable to anyone who utilizes it, including myself. Keep up the good work – i will definitely read more posts.

Trackbacks
Check out what others are saying...
  1. [...] Important Kitchen Interior Design Components, Final Article in Series: How to Tie it all Together fo… [...]



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 74 other followers

%d bloggers like this: