Three ways to brighten your kitchen

In this day and age, having a welcoming yet practical kitchen is a must have for homeowners, but sometimes modern cooking spaces can become a little uniform.

Luckily, there are a number of ways that you can design a luxury kitchen that will stand out from the crowd. Perfect for hosting friends for suppers and informal get-togethers, or just to have a cosy place for yourself, the following ideas will soon be brightening your day:

Add a splash of colour

Obviously, having worktops and units that are detailed in your favourite colour will make the room seem much more inviting for you and your family, especially if they are warm shades, such as reds and oranges. That said, blues and dark greens, when combined with matte base colours, like steel grey, can look very stylish.

Of course, the trick with this method is not to overdo it, as too much of a very bright colour may become a little garish. Instead, use it to highlight key points in the room, which will draw your eye upon entering the kitchen.

Let there be light

When designing your kitchen, be sure to allow for lots of natural light in to the space. Natural light is, of course, much better on the eyes than artificial illumination and will bathe your units in a warming glow. However, when it is impractical to do so, or when it is night time, having the right sort of lighting will be key.

For example, it is best not to have shadows over your worktops, so having spot lights underneath your cabinets is a great idea. This means that you can clearly see what you are doing whilst preparing food, without the lights shining in your eyes.

Make a statement

The best way to brighten up your kitchen is to make it clear what the space will be used for. Whether it will be a quiet hideaway or a social scene, inserting your intentions into the design process will give you the cooking space you desire.

Adding a part of your own personality can be a quickfire way to get this right, especially when it comes to a feature wall. Not only will having just one segment of your kitchen decorated in a bold way draw the eye, it will not seem overwhelming, meaning that you can make a statement and yet not go overboard.

Posted by Peter
February 20, 2015
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