Darker shades of gray can also be used in small bedrooms to create a dashing and more masculine space. Once you go down this route, ensure that the rest of the room remains as uncluttered and neutral as possible with sparingly used blue accents. In the bedroom, everything from the pillows and bed sheets to drapes and vases can be used to add color and with changing trends you can even move away from blue and adopt a completely different color scheme.
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 white and blue that traditionally ushers in the magic of sun, sand and surf into your bedroom. But go down a different route this summer and replace the white in that equation with far more exciting shades of gray. Apart from giving your nautical or coastal style bedroom a fresh, new look, replacing white with gray gives you greater decorating freedom and a chance to try out newer shades of blue. In fact, you can fill the backdrop with light gray and maybe even a hint of white and use pops of teal, turquoise or periwinkle for greater visual impact. From bedding and drapes to a complete bedroom furniture set in blue, a gray background lets you switch between hues with ease.
Polished-nickel faucets have always been popular in the kitchen as they proudly sit next to the sink, and stainless steel is definitely no stranger to the kitchen thanks to its sturdy and easy-to-clean reputation. But the last few seasons have seen the warm glow of copper finding its way back into the modern kitchen that seems to draw inspiration from an era gone by. A revival of styles such as vintage, rustic, farmhouse and industrial have seen homeowners opt for copper cooking ranges and finishes that play into the overall ‘modern-meets-classic’ theme.
When your backsplash spans the entire length of the countertops, you have the ability to make a strong statement in silver. Let’s take a look at some modern spaces that successfully incorporate stainless steel backsplashes. Stainless steel is the perfect counterpart to white. Note the clean feel of the kitchen below, which is amplified by open shelving with neatly stacked white dishes! Instead of glossy white backsplash and cream cabinets, consider glossy white cabinets and cream backsplash. Your kitchen will feel unique and modern which will flow with the rest of your home.
Contemporary kitchen islands come in a wide range of shapes, sizes and finishes and those on display today epitomize the very best of 2016 both in terms of new-age technology and innovative design. From those with brilliant marble countertops to ones that open up to reveal a wide range of shelves and secret compartments, these kitchen islands surely do not disappoint!
While it is easy to add pops of yellow, red or green to a kitchen in white and gray, colorful accents definitely seem like a thing of the past. Instead of color, think of other ways in which you can create contrast without altering the overall appeal of the lovely kitchen draped in neutral hues. Wood is undoubtedly a fine choice as it is both hip and brings a hint of natural effervescence to a contemporary setting dominated by man-made materials. Wooden cabinets and breakfast bars seem to be the popular option here followed by bar stools and floating shelves.
There are some color combinations that never go out of style and look as relevant today as they did several decades ago. The classic duo of yellow and blue fits this billing perfectly, as this is a color scheme that seems to blend in with a wide variety of styles and works equally well in both large and small spaces. It is barely a wonder that kids’ rooms draped in blue and yellow look absolutely fabulous when done right. Part of nature’s vibrant canopy, this pairing reminds us of the clear sky on a lovely day, a field of sunflowers at dawn or even a dreamy beach setting at dusk; yellow and blue blend refreshing brightness with soothing charm!
Looking for a way in which you can alter the ambiance of a bedroom without plunging yourself in a major decorating revamp. Then lighting fixtures are undoubtedly the best option! Lighting can dramatically alter the appeal of an interior without trying too hard and you will not have to do anything drastically different in regards to the theme, color scheme of the room or even the placement of décor. While the traditional table lamp placed on the bedside table seems like the obvious choice, we bring to you a host of creative, stylish and trendy ideas that venture beyond the mundane. It is time to give bedside lighting a brilliant upgrade! unique headboards.
With a non-directional finish, you need not worry too much about fingerprints and water stains as well. Cleaning them does not take much of a time or effort and they pretty much go well with any shade and design pattern. Considering all this, one can understand why they are becoming more and more popular not just among professionals, but in homes everywhere. Cupboards, cupboards, and more stylish cupboards! This kitchen is actually quite large for a galley kitchen. Vaulted ceilings help to add significance to the space, while a long running countertop on one side provides ample workspace. Open-glass cupboards on one side reflect the light from beautiful, bright industrial pendants, while the opposing wall serves as a flat, no-nonsense functional space. The light oak used makes the space seem spacious, airy, and fresh.