(StatePoint) If your kitchen is bland or boring, it’s time for an update. Consider those home projects that add pops of color and beauty, inspiring you to do your best culinary work.
Here are three beautiful ways to add new hues to any kitchen.
For a verdant, fragrant and useful pop of color, grow an herb garden right in your kitchen. From lavender to basil to chives, you can brighten your kitchen with natural colors, while adding some zest to salads, stews and more.
Evaluate your kitchen for direct sunlight to determine the ideal size and shape of your garden, then get creative. Many people choose to create a hanging wall garden. Others prefer a tiered counter for the floor or pots for the countertop.
Functional Focal Point
Consider creating a focal point in your kitchen in an eye-catching color that adds vitality to the space. One great way to do this is by focusing on the heart of every kitchen -- the range. Experts point out that black finishes in the kitchen have reemerged as a trending design element this year. So if you do choose black, you may prefer to emphasize this selection with a gloss finish, which can add a layer of elegance, drama and sophistication to the kitchen.
Standard colors are offered everywhere, but for something more unexpected, seek out brands that also offer customization in addition to classic choices like gloss black, such as ILVE. Through its Custom Color Program, you can select one of 213 RAL Classic colors for your range or hood. The brand, known for professional quality custom Italian appliances for the home, offers ranges in six standard American sizes, as well as a “city-sized” 24” option. Both single and double oven options are available, as well as dual fuel and all gas connection choices. What’s more, you can further customize the legs and accents of your appliance in various finishes and looks.
Another brand offering brilliant color options such as gloss red and light blue is Verona, which offers appliances that use exclusive cooking technology to minimize fuel and energy consumption, and provide safe and efficient cooking.
For a cohesive look, consider the focal point of your kitchen and build out from there with a beautiful backsplash. Backsplashes are stylishly versatile and nearly any kitchen benefits aesthetically from the addition of one. Choices of materials include mosaic glass tiles, marble and metal -- the possibilities are nearly endless – giving you a lot of flexibility in color and texture.
The kitchen is the center of the home, where families make not only meals, but memories, too. Add beautiful bursts of color to the space to make it a place you love to spend time.