Bold and Bright Kitchen Designs Tips
Heather Schuster, one of the partners of Alair Homes Decatur, impressed these homeowners by presenting a concept that reconfigured their existing space to give them a beautifully flowing layout, nixing their need for a large addition. They partnered with Whitney Jones of Wynter House Designs for the design. Below she shares details from the design along with her tips for creating a bold and beautiful kitchen.
Kitchen design details
➊ Cabinetry: The custom navy blue of the island cabinets helps the piece serve as the anchor of the space, while the white offers simple contrast. Itage Design Group. 2488 Tuckerstone Pkwy., Ste. A, Tucker.
➋ Countertop: The light color of these Rainer quartz countertops by MSI adds to the brightness of the design, allowing the bold blue of the kitchen island to hold the spotlight.
➌ Faucet: This beautiful pull-down faucet by Brizo adds a touch of classic elegance with brass and black accents that can be seen throughout the space.
➍ Pendant Lighting: Elegant Paris-inspired pendant lighting from Restoration Hardware continues the accent colors of this design while also providing soft lighting through a frosted diffuser to reduce glare. 3030 Peachtree Rd. NW., Atlanta.
➎ Vent Hood: The stainless steel vent hood by Wolf adds recessed lighting for cooking, as well as a heat sentry system that increases air flow depending on the temperature of the exhaust.
➅ Stools: Mid-century inspired bar stools from West Elm bring a natural element with warm-colored leather, while the copper-finished legs match other accents in the design.
Tips for designing a kitchen
• Pair bold statement colors with calm neutrals. The best way to showcase something special is to give it a ‘quiet surrounding’. Hues with grey undertones are an excellent choice, regardless of the color.
• Lighting is the jewelry of a design. It can set the tone and amp up interest instantly, so make it fun and full of personality!
• Keep your counters clutter-free with baskets and trays. Corral small objects to create interesting vignettes and style decorative shelving with both useful and beautiful objects.
• Good flooring is practicality meets personality. Vinyl has come a long way, but doesn’t offer the same charm as wood. It also doesn’t need as much care. Know your lifestyle and your goals, and find where they meet.