Interiors Photography - Project #5Beach Style Kitchen, Melbourne
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8. Blues and GreysThe combination of blue and grey tones creates a soothing and tranquil colour scheme that can be applied to both contemporary and traditional-style kitchens. Here, the darker tone of the blue cabinetry is instantly brightened with the introduction of lighter grey benchtops and grey and white feature tiles. Any shade of blue and grey will work well together as long as there is some contrast. Ensure that one of the colours is a darker tone than the other to avoid a bland effect. Add some white accents to further lighten the colour scheme. Concrete benchtops, or engineered-stone benchtops designed to look like concrete, are a popular choice for kitchen renovations at the moment. Concrete has actually been used in kitchens of different styles for many years and is certain to look just as good in 15 years as it does now. Real concrete will slowly patinate over time, changing slightly in colour and appearance, whereas engineered-stone benchtops are consistent in colouring and won’t change over time.
Rachel Gilding, communications and design specialist at Beaumont Tiles4. Blunder: Poor preparationSome of the most common mistakes we see people making when tiling their kitchen come from a lack of preparation before the tiles are actually laid, for example not ordering the right quantity of tiles. This can be a costly mistake in terms of both budget and time. It’s recommended that you buy 10 per cent more square metreage than the area to be tiled.
We’ve explored some ways that panelling can be used in a kitchen, now let’s take a look at some of the kitchen styles that this look can be incorporated into. Beach styleThe frameless, full-length panelling of these kitchen cabinet doors lends itself perfectly to a relaxed beachy look. Having the panels run the full height of the doors gives the space a much less formal look than a Shaker-style door with a tongue-and-groove centre panel, for example. Choosing a darker colour further enhances the grooves of the panelling, and the tone used here is a perfect beachside choice. Consider having no handles on these panelled door fronts, or use a simple round knob, maybe even in solid timber, for a true beachy look.20 of the Best Country Kitchens
Its natural beauty is never out of styleWhile mass-produced copper accessories may be disappearing from the shelves of our favourite homeware stores, designers are continuing to embrace copper; but they are focusing more on the natural beauty of this warm and malleable material. At no time is a material more beautiful than in its pure, raw and organic form. In place of the recently trendy polished copper finish, we will see a shift towards a more natural and industrial aesthetic in the use of metals such as copper in the home. British designer Tom Dixon launched a new range of homewares at Milan Design week in 2016 called Materiality. It tells the story of the materials that he uses in his products, including copper, and focuses on their natural characteristics and beauty.
Here, cheery floral tiles are the star of this kitchen, and give this coastal home a fresh and happy vibe. Had the homeowners opted for an island face in the white or grey/blue found in the rest of the space, the kitchen would still have been lovely, but just not as inviting.