Distinctive style begins with a dynamic design, and contrast is the secret sauce. Think beyond black and white. There are so many different ways to create a standout space using contrast—texture, color, and hues. Here are six kitchen design ideas to spark your creativity.
1. Pair light-colored cabinets with contrasting accents.
Lighter cabinets provide the ideal backdrop to showcase contrasting bold accents throughout the space—carrying your attention from the hardware to the pendant lights to the faucet.
2. Mix textures to create visual weight.
Two different cabinet styles, with contrasting textures, add sophisticated depth and visual weight to an airy neutral palette without adding color.
3. Create a high-contrast kitchen.
Bright, white walls and countertops add energetic contrast to dark, dramatic cabinets. The impact is striking.
4. Add balance with a backsplash.
A light backsplash adds contrasting balance to rich cabinetry. Dark grout perfects the design.
5. Repeat contrasting colors to add continuity.
Repeating the palette, inspired by the organic flooring, adds continuity to the design. Light cabinets that draw the eye around the perimeter are anchored by the stark contrast of the island.
6. Make the island a focal point.
A navy island creates a contrasting, colorful focal point with a pop of personality.
Ready to create a show-stopping space? A Waypoint dealer can help you design and deliver an enduring look you’ll love for years to come.
As lead Kitchen and Bath Designer for Waypoint Living Spaces®, my goal is to become a partner and support you in the creation of beautiful living spaces. As a busy mother of two, I have a true understanding and appreciation for a well-designed, functional space. That's why I'm here - to deliver expert support and content that makes your job easier. Together, let's achieve exactly what you have in mind!
Jennifer LeMarr, CKBD
Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer
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