The modern kitchen and its characteristics
Minimal, modern trends are everywhere you look, but every now and then a more unusual trend pops up. This time, the kitchen in pastel shades. They radiate a pleasant calm, are easy to match to a wide range of interiors and are guaranteed to make your kitchen a statement piece. If you’re not sure whether you want to design 100% of your kitchen in pastel, here’s a quick overview of the different ways you can incorporate pastel into your kitchen design, as well as how to create just this type of kitchen.
Colour palette and materials
In this kitchen, of course, the focus is on the colour palette, because it is what gives the kitchen its aura, its mood, and makes it stand out. If you want to experiment with pastel shades, greyish blues and greenish greys are the most popular these days. Kitchens in pink salmon colours are also rare, but very rare in northern Europe.
The second aspect worth mentioning is the materials. The kitchen in the pictures is predominantly MDF, but it’s important to always think about the elements that will make a part of the kitchen stand out. In this case, it’s the kitchen island and its solid wood top, which also serves as a dining table and extra storage space.
Choosing the style, furnishings and kitchen island
As we have just mentioned, a kitchen island adds not only to the functionality of the kitchen, but also to its design. Space permitting, the inclusion of the island should be at the top of the priority list. The kitchen island and its benefits will make using your kitchen immeasurably more enjoyable. The layout will become more organic and the working triangle more comfortable.
The modern kitchen and its appliances
The technique of leaving fridges exposed is precisely because pastel shades are most often combined with metallic shades. The metallic elements bring out the softness of the pleasant pastel shades, making the design all the more interesting to look at. That’s why an element such as the extractor hood in copper was chosen – the contrast with the facades brings a classic feel with a modern twist to the kitchen.
How to create a coherent kitchen design?
When looking for a way to realise your design idea, it’s worth remembering that accents are what unify and integrate a kitchen design into the rest of the home! You always have to think about your choices. For example, a dark greyish surface? Choose dark grey kitchen chairs. A white wall panel? Consider the idea of white open shelves! The possibilities are endless!
Pastel shades, especially blues, are calm, pleasing to the eye and easy to match in almost any interior. To maximise the design mood, pastels also call for various accents, such as metallic elements. The choice is vast, it’s certain that you’ll find something that speaks to your heart!
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