By Jesse Mathieu. Kitchen. Published at Monday, April 23rd, 2018 - 22:57:36 PM.
U-shaped kitchen designs were once the epitome of a covetable kitchen layout, but it's all about the L now and to that end, homeowners have been experimenting, to make this layout a little more custom and personal. A tried and tested way to add extra pizazz to an otherwise functional room is to add a healthy dose of colour and L-shaped installations soak up unusual hues like a sponge.
Although it’s true that a lot of country kitchens opt for white as the main focus colour (it helps to make the room look more spacious), nobody is forcing you to do the same. By all means, bring in some brighter tones for added style and character, but don’t go overboard. Try and stay in the neutral realm (off-whites, creams, soft greys, etc.), and even add in a natural hue or two (like soft mint green) if you feel like it.
Patterns may come to mind, but remember that your options include many others. Stripes, florals and woodland/farm animals are also fantastic to ensure a touch of character, which can be displayed on tea towels, oven gloves, tea- and coffee cups, backsplashes, window treatment, table cloths, upholstered chair seats, wallpaper, etc.
Hectares and hectares of fresh, green fields being glimpsed through the window; cows and chickens peacefully trotting around outside, adding to the homely ambience… these images are synonymous (in our creative minds, at least) with good old country style kitchens, conjuring up a vision of home-made bread, warm coffee and a simple way of living.
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