If you’re going for a dark-on-dark palette, it helps to have lots of light sources, natural or added (or both). This will keep the space feeling cozy and sophisticated instead of just cave-like.
There’s a growing trend for ‘broken-plan’ living, where the spaces are only partly separated –you may want to include a half wall between the kitchen and living space, or a pocket sliding door that allows you to divide off the dining room for more formal entertaining.
White also blends well in any setting and meshes with wood tones, so don’t be afraid to add a wood floor into the mix in your new kitchen.
Once you’ve had your plans drawn up and permissions granted, you’ll need to find tradespeople you trust to carry out any structural work and install your kitchen. This could include a builder, joiner, plumber, electrician and decorator.
If you definitely want to paint your cabinets a color, consider using a lighter color on top and the deeper color on bottom, or vice versa. Or, if you have an island, just paint the bottom of that a different color and keep the other cabinets neutral. This will help...
If you have a table in your kitchen, consider painting the chairs a bright contrasting color. A colorful standing mixer, vibrant dishtowels, a cheerful window treatment, a quirky light fixture or colorful hardware can also help brighten the space....
A great choice for the kitchen is thermally modified wood shelving. Modified wood is going to be able to handle the high moisture and spikes of heat in a kitchen as well as the constant movement of dishware on the shelf surface. Better yet, modified wood is a green option...
An example of using this color scheme in your kitchen would be to paint your walls and cabinets white, and then rely on black for some bold accents – such as black and white backsplash, black cabinet hardware, black countertops, and even black appliances (such as the new line of...
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