April 3, 2018
A recent study found that we spend three years on average of our life preparing meals. Not to mention time spent putting away groceries, cleaning, and just grabbing a cup of tea. It’s no wonder so many of us get the itch to change up the look of our kitchen spaces.
If you’re planning an update, this year’s biggest trend is all about bringing texture, colours and patterns back to the place we spend so much time. Here are a few ways to bring that idea to life.
Two-tone cabinetry. Light-coloured upper cabinets and dark lower cabinets are a beautiful way to bring in some colour; even a neutral grey will do the trick. Ready to push it further? Consider distinct materials — like white cabinetry with beautiful walnut drawer faces — for added dimension and warmth.
Appliances matter. Kitchen appliances play a huge role in setting the tone, and innovative new finishes mean you can truly consider the design implications of your choices. GE Appliances, for example, now offer an innovative finish called Black Slate under their Café lineup. The deep charcoal matte finish is bold, contemporary and versatile enough to match nearly any décor. Plus, the matte texture hides fingerprints and virtually eliminates smudges.
Fabric underfoot. No time or budget for a full kitchen reno? Bring the trend to life for under $100 by adding a rug to your space. A vintage rug can create warmth, both in look and feel as well as literally on cooler mornings. Just avoid rugs that have a high pile. Kitchens are too high-traffic for anything shaggy, which will only attract dirt and be difficult to clean. Stick with a rug that has a flat weave.
Find more information on black slate appliances at geappliances.ca/blackslate.