If you are trying to achieve a contemporary look but don't want your kitchen to look too clinical, try using different textures to add warmth and depth. Textures can be used in different aspects of the kitchen and can bring a 'homely' feel to modern designs. A range of colours and finishes can be used, from your cabinetry, work surfaces, flooring, walls and lighting. Here are a few ideas to think about.
Use a combination of contrasting colour and texture when it comes to choosing your cabinet doors. The 'Venice' style kitchen from Just Click Kitchens shown here uses a plain slab door design in a matt white and an open grain grey oak. By using the grey oak wood grain as a contrast to the stark white, you instantly add interest to the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Don't use too many colours though. When using textures, just stick to one or two shades or it will look too chaotic. The above image is a great example and perfectly combines the tones of the wood grain with the flooring against the bright whites. Choose glossy surfaces for even more added texture when choosing your worktops or dining table. For a similar look, try the Aria white oak and glass dining table from Danetti at £519.
We also like the Fern white gloss dining table, also by Danetti at £509 (below).
Texture is important on all surfaces including the floor. Were loving the look of concrete floors at the moment and these 'Urban Concrete' tiles from Baked Tiles look great.
But if like me you are a big fan of concrete, there's always the option to choose concrete lighting too! These pendant lights from Dewanda add texture and look simply fantastic with their modern geometric design.
Images via Pressloft and Just Click Kitchens.
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