Today people are looking for a more sleek and sophisticated way to decorate their kitchen. Gone are the brown wooden cabinets with the green vinyl countertops. The new non-traditional design of the contemporary kitchen is here and making a statement.
The contemporary styles are, well, contemporary. It offers minimal excess decoration and tends to leave the decorative molding behind to pave way for a simplistic and functional look. Although you may think of the 2000’s when you hear the word “contemporary, this style dates back to the 1940’s and it originated in Europe.
To help bring out the full potential of the contemporary kitchen cabinet style, crown molding, wood carvings, and raised panel door styles are not used. Instead, in order to help the space feel bigger, less visual stimulation is provided. With fewer decorations and all the sleek, flat surfaces, the space will feel more open.
Materials used in a contemporary kitchen are usually man-made, such as metal, plastic, concrete, and glass, as well as recycled goods. These elements help the room achieve that sleek and modern look. If you are looking to add a little warmth to the room, incorporate some natural wood or stone. Use simple decorations like potted plants or a bowl of fruit to provide a pop of natural color.
Speaking of color, contemporary kitchens tend to stay near the black, white, and gray color schemes with an occasional pop of color from a plant like discussed earlier. Don’t be afraid to be a little different and add a pop of your favorite color to make the room truly yours.
Contemporary kitchens offer a sleek and sophisticated look and are easy to decorate. Feel free to customize your kitchen with plants, some little decorations, and colors that represent you!
This post was written by Thais Sousa. Follow Thais on Google.