Bright and breezy or cool and classy – your kitchen can be whatever you want it to be. Here are just a few ways you can inject some of your personality into your kitchen design.
Splashbacks are a great way to bring colour into the kitchen.
A splashback is a multifunctional panel that can be positioned behind hobs and sinks to protect the wall from splashes and heat damage.
As well as giving your walls extra protection, your splashbacks can bring colour and character to your kitchen. They’re simple to maintain, as unlike tiles, mould and mildew won’t form, and they don’t need to be re-grouted.
Vinyl splashbacks come in a range of colours and are ideal for introducing accents throughout the kitchen, such as bursts of orange and red. Vinyl splashbacks are extremely practical as they’re heat resistant, hygienic, and easy to clean.
Stainless steel splashbacks offer high levels of protection and can harmonise with stainless steel appliances. Metal splashbacks give a sleek, industrial look that works well in minimalist kitchen design.
For a more traditional feel, wood splashbacks are perfect if you want to bring rustic character and charm to the kitchen.
Feature walls are ideal if you want to introduce a dramatic or distinct colour into your décor, but don’t want to overpower the room.
For example, three walls may be painted a muted shade of grey, while your feature wall could be a deep red or yellow. You can create a subtle but cheering effect by painting one wall a pastel colour such as a soft pink or blue. This can be accessorised with soft furnishings in the same shade.
As well as experimenting with colour, you can use your feature wall to display a gallery of photographs. Alternatively, you might want to install open shelves that hold your favourite or most decorative kitchenware.
Often overlooked, a new sink can give your kitchen a different feel. Stone sinks offer character and are exceptionally hardwearing – they can also become a centrepiece.
For a country cottage look, a farmhouse sink with a double basin is full of charm and also highly practical.
A flush mount sink is level with your worktops to create a seamless line. The sink and worktop are easy to wipe down as there’s no lip or rim to worry about. The same goes for an undermount sink, which is installed under the counter with no lip or rim, making it a sleek option.
Your choice of flooring says a lot about your kitchen. If you’ve opted for softer, plainer shades for your walls and cabinets, you can afford to be more experimental with flooring.
Patterned tiles are great in kitchens as they disguise dirt and marks. They also bring personality and interest.
In a predominately monochrome kitchen, black and white checks enhance the theme. If you have white cabinets, geometric patterns can bring texture and visual interest.
Alternatively, if your cabinets or walls are your main design features, you should opt for subtle flooring designs. Simple tiles or luxury vinyl in soft shades will look clean and fresh and won’t detract from your statement pieces.
If you have a high gloss kitchen, it might be worth choosing a matt surface for your flooring to avoid too much shine. And in a matt kitchen design, you could opt for a glossy floor surface to give contrast.
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