When we think about kitchens, what comes to our minds automatically is food. After all, kitchens were designed for food preparation. Kitchens are usually a very specific space concentrated on functionality more than other design aspects. But thinking modernly, the kitchen is placed on the same level as the other rooms. This encourages people to add new requirements including materials, furniture, appearance, and more recently high tech appliances in the kitchen.
1. The Designer’s Secret to Colour Palette
To decorate a room, colours stand as one of the fastest and most inexpensive ways you can do this. However, colourful kitchens don’t happen by accident. There are three kitchen colour secrets including:
Colour One – This is the existing kitchen colour that can’t be changed. This colour could be the colour of the countertop or cabinets.
Colour Two – This is a neutral colour of your choice. You can use a new colour for the walls to complement the exiting style. This will serve as the kitchen backdrop.
Colour Three – This colour makes your kitchen unique. This bold and unexpected colour works along with your palette. Colour 3 adds pop to your kitchen. Use this colour as a statement piece for your kitchen accessories like vases, bar stools or cookware.
To get the perfect three-colour palette for your kitchen, you should grab paint swatches and shuffle them around until you get perfect colours you are happy with. Once you are satisfied with the chosen colours, keep a set handy for accessory shopping.
2. Start Decorating Your Kitchen With a Focal Point
To understand the feelings of your kitchen, try to view it the way a visitor would for the first time. To see this, walk straight into your kitchen and reflect about what you notice. Do you like what you see first? If not, what would you rather notice first? Once you identify that, make it (the spot and the closest wall) your focal point. The focal point is usually bold and unique when compared to the rest of the kitchen. You can hang a large piece of art on the focal wall, use patterned wallpaper or paint your focal wall with any of your three-colour palette above to make more of a statement.
3. The Carefully Curated Kitchen Wall
Gallery wall collections are popular with decorators and magazines because they are unique and make a boring wall interesting. Set your kitchen apart using your personality, gather preferred objects together and use them as kitchen wall décor. Some of the kitchen decorating ideas for gallery wall collection includes baskets, vintage dishes, framed album covers, fabric swatches or framed wallpaper, antique, empty frames of different shapes and sizes, and a variety of mirrors. Since there are no rules for creating gallery walls, you can follow a patterned, symmetrical or freestyle placement approach. You can arrange your collection on the floor to save time. This is to be done for the best spacing and placement.
4. Personalise Your Kitchen With Chalkboard Paint
A black chalkboard paint is a great way to dress up a wall. You can make use of black colour. It is a bold, eye catching colour and makes for a perfect backdrop for your ever changing chalk art. A cabinet or door surface is another great chalkboard if you are out of wall space in your kitchen. A gallery wall collection or a floating shelf will improve the unique look of your new, inspired kitchen walls when added on your chalkboard wall.
5. Add the Latest Fashion in Kitchen Wall Decor — Open Shelving
It is time to add layers if you have already decorated your kitchen with a focal wall and with fresh, fashionable colours. The latest fashion in kitchen decoration is an open shelf, upper-cabinet-free kitchens. This creates a look that lightens up a kitchen by creating visual space. It thus requires you to hide all the mismatched glasses and Tupperware in fewer cabinets. You do not have to tear out your upper cabinets; you can just place one or two floating shelves on an open wall. These floating shelves are easy to install and they come in different styles to suit your tastes.