Published at Saturday, October 28th 2017. by Nanci Meyer in Kitchen Ideas.
The secret is in the contrast. If you want your countertop to stand out select a countertop color that pops or stands out from the cabinetry.
Mosaics and Focal Points The biggest real estate for a focal point is behind the stove. Create focal points by changing up the pattern or color scheme of your materials whether that’s laying tile at an angle or mixing and matching complimentary colors. And if you’re on a budget splurge on that stove-top wall and use a less expensive material everywhere else.
European styling: If you love the European appeal of cabinetry than modern styled are for you. From rich colors and shiny lacquer finishes to exotic wood appearances and streamlined hardware. European cabinetry has an undeniable aesthetic that your kitchen or bathroom will enjoy. Determine if your adjacent areas lend itself to European styling décor. Minimalist furniture wide open spaces and modern lines are all characteristic of interiors that well compliment your modern styled cabinetry.
Ceramic Tile Given the numerous shapes sizes and colors available ceramic tile is probably the most versatile option (it’s also proven to be timeless). There’s plenty of room to play with patterns while still maintaining clean lines: stack tiles in columns stagger them or lay them at an angle. Most tile requires minimal maintenance just be sure to seal the grout so it doesn’t get stained or absorb water.
Stainless steel has been the presiding choice for new kitchens often replacing old white appliances that looked dated. Though it’s hard to imagine such sharp stainless steel appliances falling out of fashion they could very well go out of style in the future. In a 2010 study by Consumer Reports some kitchen experts said that the stainless steel reign was coming to an end. And what will replace it? Likely reimagined updated white appliances. For example a glass-like polished enamel that is modern and reflects light.
Zinc Countertops If you’re looking for a countertop that develops a rich blue-toned patina zinc is a good option. Zinc reacts over time with water oils and citrus. The reactions are what create the beautiful rich patina that is the metal’s signature. Zinc countertops are best left in their natural matte-finish state.