The central elements of design are space, line, form, colour, and texture. Learning about these concepts and their applications will help you make your kitchen look good and feel good for all that enter your space!
Less is more when it comes to the modern kitchen, and you won’t find cluttered benchtops or fussy accessories. Instead, personality is brought in through practical features such as coloured splashbacks using Onyx or marble.
Today, onyx symbolizes extravagant luxury in modern kitchen design. Onyx can be backlit, due to the translucency of the stone. Backlit onyx creates a dramatic impact while becoming the focal point of the room.
Marble is an all-natural stone product that is mined from the earth. It offers timeless beauty and white brightness. Despite its classic looks, marble is also one of the less expensive choices in natural, hard-wearing stone surfaces. Marble is heat resistant, therefore kitchen marble won’t yellow due to the heat and can withstand the occasional spark on its surface. Its drawback though is that it is porous and can stain if not cared for correctly.
Another idea we absolutely love is the use of glass-fronted cabinets or vitrines as additional kitchen storage. While the concept seems rather traditional, these types of cabinets can easily fit into any style of kitchen. A cabinet with glass doors allows for practical storage as well as bringing a luxury element into your kitchen. It also allows your dishes to become part of the show – a focal point.
So much character is added to a kitchen if your gorgeous collections of china, glassware, and vases are in plain view. In fact, with the current trend focus on more individual, lived-in interiors and décor, your crockery doesn’t have to be anything special or expensive. It just has to be you.