Kitchen. Sunday , June 03rd , 2018 - 05:51:31 AM
Painting the Cabinets: Painting the kitchen cabinets is one of the simplest things that you can do to change the way your kitchen cabinets always looked like. Colors make a powerful style statement and they are available in various shades so choose a color of your choice that also suits the overall kitchen decor and get your cabinets painted in that color. For a simple look you can go for matte finish colors but if you want a flashy glamorous look then glossy color paints are ideal for you.
The Traditional Theme, A lot of us refuse to succumb to the ever-changing trends in the world of design and wish to stick to the confines of traditional design that we believe defines our personal style. Black is so versatile a color that it can be molded into any design and any theme. As such, incorporate such antique cabinets into your traditional kitchen design. These are actually similar to the ones that have been mentioned in the rustic theme, minus the distressed look. The unique motifs that adorn them, along with the molding and traditional handles, all speak for themselves when used. Use marble, instead of granite, for the ultimate traditional appeal. Incorporate yellow lights and not the contemporary white ones for a warm feel. Combine these cabinets with redwood flooring and some unique colors, and create a unique combination of a traditional-yet-rustic appearance.
For the best look, don't combine these pieces of furniture with any other color, or they will take away the attention from the distressed furniture pattern you have tried to create. With their well-defined molding and similar elements, they are the most suitable choice for this theme. Use warm colors such as the rich, golden-yellow backdrop or even kitchen countertops in this color, against which the cabinets will stand out, to create a comfortable, cozy combination while working around this theme.
Now, concentrate on the decoration. The decoration and molding of these cabinets should make them look heavy. This is the first rule. To make them look massive, you need to put on heavy crown molding. You also need to give special attention to the height. You can also have them reaching all the way to the height of your ceiling, while you get the walls behind the kitchen countertops with vertically-installed groove boards and simple tongues. You also need to give special attention to the knobs, handles, hinges, pulls, latches, covers, locks, and keys. All these factors must reflect the heightened sophistication of urban lifestyle, and hence, make sure they are made using materials, like cast iron, brass, or porcelain. Also, get bail pulls, ring pulls, or drop pulls; flush, butt, half mortise, barrel or offset hinges, etc., to get a kitchen design, which has a perfect Victorian feel.
To achieve this look, you can simply have painted ones, which will allow you to give them a high-gloss finish that speaks contemporary through and through. Matte finish silver handles, or handle-free cabinets are perfect to complete this look. To solidify this look as a contemporary design, opt for a gray granite countertop and, perhaps, a red backdrop against which the black color will stand out. If you find red too bold, it is safe to stick to white as this combination is also perfect.
Another important factor that determines whether or not you should have them is the amount of natural light that your kitchen receives. If it is situated in a dark corner, having such furniture pieces is not such a great idea. If it is well-lit, then black in combination with a lighter color will allow for a great reflection of the natural light, and help you express your style with panache. Finally, the overall kitchen décor also determines their suitability. Create a theme by which you can easily accommodate that color in your cabinets, without making it too overpowering or out of place. The ones that define the modernity of design or a rustic theme can all be a great way of introducing this color in your favorite place.
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