Considering the interior finishes in your kitchen is important when it comes to creating a kitchen that is stylish and aesthetically pleasing. Here are some tips to get creative with your kitchen finishes to create a kitchen that is unique. Keep in mind that there aren’t any rules or guidelines to go by!
Mix and Match
One way to get creative with interior finishes for a truly unique look is to mix and match the surfaces in your kitchen. Keep in mind that all kitchen surfaces do not have to match. For example, you could choose a different type of countertop for your island than the rest of your countertops. This will add a lot of texture to your kitchen.
You could also create a two-toned kitchen with darker coloured cabinets on the bottom and lighter colours on the top.
Incorporate a Variety of Paint Finishes on your Cabinets
A kitchen is one area of the home where you can get away with using a variety of paint finishes; this is especially true for your kitchen cabinets. One idea is to choose a shiny lacquer and to mix this with matte brass hardware.
Try Out a Pop of Colour on Your Backsplash
When it comes to your backsplash, choosing one with colour, whether it is a bold colour or a pastel, is a great way to add a bit of colour into your home in a very subtle way. This is also a great way to reinforce the theme of your home. For example, if your home is more of a beach style home, incorporating a sea-form green backsplash reinforces your theme, providing a sense of completeness to the room.
Make Cement Tiles Into A Mural
If you are after a very vibrant kitchen, colourful and patterned cement tiles that are assembled in such a way that they look like a mural is one way to make your kitchen bright and lively. Installing them in this mural-like fashion is a very trendy and fresh approach.
Don’t Be Afraid of Mixing Metals
Don’t be afraid of mixing metals. Brushed brass hardware is a new trend that looks great when paired with anything from stainless steel to marble. Brushed brass hardware is a particularly great way to also warm up a space.
Try Out Concrete Countertops
If you are a fan of the industrial looking kitchen, a concrete countertop is a great way complete the look in a way that is different and unexpected.
If you are looking for more ideas on how to get creative with your kitchen finishes, consider contacting an interior designer. Bedford Brooks Design Inc.’s work has been featured in a number of magazines, from Canadian Home Trends to Chatelaine. Contact us today for more.