By Zoey Patel. Kitchen Inspiration. At Tuesday, December 25th 2018, 07:31:19 AM.
Outdated kitchens were made with materials that were popular decades ago, including metals used for kitchen hardware. With manufacturer’s releasing innovative materials and design trends following suit, it may be time to rethink your drawer pulls and lighting fixtures. Metals going modern in kitchen design include matte aluminum, stainless steel, brushed gold, and copper – try these materials out in your cabinetry hardware, pendant lighting, and range hood options.
Flooring is an area of your kitchen that is often forgotten, and yet plays a major role your entire kitchen. If your flooring is keeping you in the past, try switching from your traditional rolled vinyl or linoleum flooring to a more resilient, timeless material — we’re talking wood, tile, or stone. These materials will last longer as well as boost the value of your home. In recent years, ceramic tile that mimics the look of hardwood has become popular, as well as travertine and slate.
In the photo above, we see another example of how to use wood to create an appealing contrast against cabinets. The sleek, gray cabinets look almost futuristic and the range hood style adds to the modern look, but the warm wood creates a sort of natural feel. What results is some subtle contrast using wood textures in the kitchen, helping the kitchen feel modern but not stark.
Many people go for lighter shaded tiles such as cremes of whites on the walls as-well as opt for darker shades on the floor. This look gives a real traditional feel for a country cottage kitchen, ceramic tiles are a great addition to any kitchen also come in a wide variety of colors and styles. Patterned designs can also be used in traditional kitchens with a decorative backsplash design will add a real focal point in a traditional kitchen.