Remember making cookies with your grandmother when staying over for the weekend? This childhood memory might bring back images of a bright yellow kitchen straight out of the 80’s. Bright colors, matching dishes, and a whole lot of pattern were staples to the iconic trends of the 70’s and 80’s. Reflecting on these bright bold kitchens got us thinking…what happened? You walk into pretty much any modern kitchen today and you’re met with clean lines, mute tones, and stainless steel appliances. Modern kitchens are more about sleek design than personalized touches in many cases. Now, this is not an argument that kitchens should look like they did back in the days of vinyl coverings and loud colors on every wall. We can leave that in the past. But it is an observation that many modern kitchens leave personalized style out of the design and we think there is opportunity in every room in the home for a touch of personality. In today’s blog, we’ll take a closer look at a scale of personality in the kitchen. From small touches to show-stopping bold design, think about how you could put a little more ‘you’ into your kitchen design when planning your dream forever home!
A Little Goes A Long Way
Okay, so if flashbacks to kitchens outfitted with floor to ceiling patterns and color made you recoil in horror, not to worry. There are delicate, small touches anyone can add to a kitchen to make it less like a showroom kitchen and more like your own without pulling out over-the-top design.
Feature lights, faucets, and tile designs are simple ways to add personality without taking away from a sleek modern look. There are thousands of design styles for these features and the right combination will make the kitchen look completely unique. Take a few moments and grab some inspiration from these unique faucet designs and let your creative wheels start turning. You don’t have to go big to make a big impression!
Bold Colors, Simple Design
Love color but still want a clean design aesthetic? No problem. Color is a great way to add visual interest without cluttering the space or risking a design that won’t stand the test of time. A featured colored wall draws the eye through the room and creates a palette you can use when choosing plates, cups, or table settings. Many designers say navy is the new black when it comes to kitchen design. Color application can be used on cabinets, walls, tile work or even large appliance throughout the kitchen. These modern kitchens are great examples of utilizing color without letting it take over the design.
Kitchen Designs for the Bold and Brave
Are you bold and looking for your entire home to show it? The next level takes design up a step and shows what is possible for those ready to make the kitchen a truly unique room in the home. These kitchens bring color, texture, pattern, and features together for kitchen’s that might not be for everyone, but speak true to the style of the homeowners. From retro to monochromatic, these designs are a far cry from the modern, neutral design concepts we’ve become accustomed to.
So, where do you land on personalizing your kitchen and dining area? Is simple features the design treatment for you? Ready to add a few splashes of color? Or maybe you’re ready for a design to rival all other rooms in the home! Whatever your style and wherever you land on the kitchen design style scale, the designers at Carrington Homes can help you design each and every room of your home to make sure every minute you spend in your new home is enjoyable and suited perfectly for you! When you’re ready to start designing or have some new ideas to discuss with a design specialist, we’re standing by to make your dream home a reality!