Kitchens are often considered to be the ‘heart of the home’, a place for nurturing the family and friends. Kitchen decor will create atmosphere and if planned correctly, a fabulous environment for working in and informal entertaining.
It is possible the existing architectural style of a house will dictate the style of the kitchen decor to be installed. On the other hand, it is feasible to introduce a new form of kitchen décor to transform an existing kitchen interior and create a specific mood or appearance.
Contemporary kitchen decor schemes embrace a very wide range of styles from ultra modern and futuristic, sophisticated industrial chic, through to welcoming traditional town house trends, or cozy country cottage designs. Illustrated here are some of the most exciting and fashionable kitchen decor designs.
The most advanced kitchen décor will embrace combinations of 2012 fashion colors united with a multitude of fabulous materials. Steel, plastics and laminates are frequently featured in minimalist or industrial inspired kitchens. These may be made more welcoming and atmospheric with the inclusion of bright vivid orange hues or exotic berry colors.. White, red and black are popular color choices in a streamlined contemporary kitchen décor. Yellow will add life and energy to the kitchen décor regardless of the style. Tones of refreshing greens will always create a calming natural kitchen environment.
Stone floors in the kitchen décor scheme will look either rustic or highly sophisticated depending on the finish. Exquisite marble or granite countertops are a classic choice for adding quality to any kitchen decor style. These materials are beautiful and hard wearing and will sit comfortably in any type of kitchen. Wood is always a favorite material to incorporate into the kitchen décor. This may be left bare so the grain and warmth of the natural color may be enjoyed, or painted to harmonize with the dominant colors in the kitchen. For the most modern and extreme interior combine unpainted concrete, metal, glass and plastics for a kitchen decor that is shockingly different but potentially gorgeous.