Don’t forget about the value of open base cabinetry. Even if your open shelving isn’t mounted on the wall, it’s handy on any level. Easy access is the key. Grouping stainless steel items creates a clean look and provides another layer of organization to your kitchen. Wood floors are popular in all kitchens, no matter the color. But by choosing wood for your white kitchen, you’re using a creative avenue to bring depth and texture into an otherwise plain space. Jen Langston chose a lighter stain for the floor to keep things feeling fresh.
Kitchens are such versatile rooms. We use them to cook meals for ourselves and our families daily. They hold homework on the island or table. They show off cheese plates and pies when we host parties. They become the hub of the home, all work and life revolving around them. So it’s important that our kitchens are not only efficient but beautiful as well. Nobody wants to wash dishes in a dingy space.
Think of Scandinavian style and the first thing that comes to mind is the color white. As we alluded to earlier, the harsh winters that shaped the style dictated this color choice, as homeowners wanted an interior that was airy, cheerful and moved away from the chill and gloom outside. White is the obvious choice, as it maximizes the available natural light while keeping the visual fragmentation to a minimum. Since white is already a popular hue when it comes to kitchen design, most of us will have little hassle in switching styles.
The modern kitchen island is much more than just a place to prep your food and that is precisely what many of these wonder designs offer. Acting as the central piece to your revamped family and social zone in the open plan living area, the elegant island needs to hold everything ranging from basic kitchenware and extra utensils to a few game boards and party decorations that would come in handy on a fun weekend. With built-in cabinets that offer ample storage space and custom units crafted by the likes of Leicht, Team7 and Toncelli, your kitchen island is set to be transformed forever!
It is easy to fall in love with a color scheme compromised of the world’s favorite color and the trendiest new neutral that has been topping charts for several years now. Blue has always headed the list of the most popular colors for decorating an interior. Be it a smart nursery, the kids’ room, bedroom, living room or kitchen – blue works with a variety of styles and themes. Combining it with the trendy panache of gray only takes its cool factor a notch higher! Smart, chic and soothing, gray and blue is the perfect color combination for the elegant modern bedroom.
Yellow and blue is a color combination that seems to work best with a beachy, coastal style that is both elegant and breezy. It is barely a surprise, as the colors of sun, surf and sand can be easily translated into a color palette using the many shades of yellow and blue. You can give this look a fun twist by adding modern, nautical or even industrial elements to ensure that the bedroom of your child is both unique and exceptional. Bright shades of yellow in the modern bedroom work best when used in moderation, while blue is often the dominant hue along with white in these refined spaces.
Copper worktops and islands are also starting to make a bigger impact in the modern kitchen, and a smart epoxy resin finish ensures that they are both beautifully preserved and easier to maintain. Copper naturally ages with time, and unsealed copper would gradually oxidize and give your kitchen a more timeless look. Surprisingly easy to clean, versatile and much more eco-friendly than modern, synthetic alternatives, copper kitchen countertops offer much more than you would expect.
Not sure about which shade of blue or gray you want to use in your contemporary bedroom? How about bluish-gray! Yep, bringing together the two hot hits, this is a color that has been making giant waves in the decorating world for a while now. It can be used to create a cool and inviting backdrop that also feels inherently urbane. Couple it with décor and accessories in darker tones of gray or brighter hues of blue and you have a stylish bedroom that is also incredibly adaptable. This is a color scheme that works especially well in modern Scandinavian bedrooms, thanks to its cheerful, appeal.
White would be considered one of the go to colors for kitchens, but that shouldn’t always be the case. Designer Ann Decker knows that big windows make a white kitchen look bright and fresh, the way that white should look. So make sure you have plenty of natural light in your kitchen to really set off those white walls.
It is generally the ‘summer colors’ that agree with this style, but stronger hues also seem at home when used with restraint. Remember that whether it is pattern or color, moderation is a mantra that you need to stick to when it comes to the classic Scandinavian look. Cabinets in gentle green or light aqua along with matching chairs in the adjacent dining space take the appeal to a whole new level!