Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Tips from a Kitchen Remodeler: Mixing and Matching Kitchen Materials

Combining different kitchen materials isn’t a new design idea, but it’s a very effective way to break the monotony in the space. With an interesting and effective selection, you can have complementary materials that create an attractive focal point for your kitchen. The key to mixing and matching materials is to use tones that relate while using strong contrast to make the mismatch look intentional and beautiful.

A backsplash with multiple tile types

If you’re considering a tile backsplash, you can create a visual interest by using more than one material. For instance, porcelain can go well with translucent glass—the former adds traditional sheen, while the latter offers depth and variety. It’s also a good idea to continue a material theme with other surfaces to help in tying everything together.

Wood in your lower cabinets

Mixing a little wood on the lower cabinets can add a rich flair to your kitchen. For a more natural look, choose a type of wood that matches or is lighter in color than your floors. Keep the upper colors uniform and neutral for an added sense of luxury. You can also try painting the uppers in a darker but neutral color with the lower cabinets in calm gray. This will avoid making the space look too crowded.

A little metal can be good

Weathered metal textures, such as copper, can imbue a space with some rustic warmth and style. You can also choose to go with warm metal if you have a predominantly stainless steel kitchen, as this provides a pleasant contrast between the old and the new.

When mixing materials and tones, picking some themes to repeat will help create a sense of harmony. Work with an expert kitchen remodeler to ensure you select the right materials and that they go well perfectly with each other.


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Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design, Houzz

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