HOW TO : CHOOSE KITCHEN CABINET COLORS

All White or dark Gray or BOTH?

No matter what size it is , a kitchen is the center piece of any house. So, picking a cabinet color and style can be really exhausting while remodeling your new kitchen.Certainly, the style of the cabinets, either modern or classic is quite fundamental . Yet, for now I will go ahead and only blog about the colours and how to choose them. 

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Unless it is a totally new home you are building ,the existing color of the flooring and the walls should be the preliminary guides in your decision making .For example,let's say you have dark colored materials on the floor, then a subtle tone of light is always moving! 

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I always like the cabinet colors to rather blend in with the walls when the flooring is a dark material of any kind.This way you don't spoil the whole idea of creating a contrast! Never forget, eyes can easily get tired too 👀

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However, mid tones on the floors , do not necessarily work well with dark colored cabinets. In this case, I suggest, you head for similar tones for the floor and the cabinets to achieve a elegantly uniform look.

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Lighter floors, on the other hand, are usually easier to work with, as they can be combined perfectly with light colors and bright tones.

And guess WHAT?

You can even dare to use shiny metallic finishes for the cabinets if you keep the walls light.

Another great method I often prefer, is using two toned kitchen cabinets. 

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Imagine dark floors and light walls, or vice versa and you don't know how to wrap them... 

A great tip:Use two colours and preferably lean towards darker tones for the under counter cabinets  and lighter colours for the top units.

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By the way,I must confess the significance of the cabinet style, counter tops as well as the backsplash materials is worth mentioning, but there is NOOO way to cover them all in one post! So, hang in there for future kitchen design related topics on the BLOG✍🏻✍🏻

 

 

 

HOW TO STYLE YOUR POWDER ROOM

Want to make a statement in your home by using attractively intense colors or dramatic features? But, are you a bit hesitant ❔You dread to spoil the entire style of your home or fear the mix and match .I can already feel your cold sweat💦

Now come on! This exactly what powder rooms are for!So keep reading for a BOLD LOOK.

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A powder room is a focal point in a house like a pit stop for your guests to refresh. I will try to give easy inspirational tips for a fancy design. First of all, keep in mind that a powder room never has to reflect your overall interior. Instead,it can have a character of its own with your stylish touches.

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One does not recall an interior relative to size or budget. So,try to impress guests with a captivating feeling!Now, stop for a moment to daydream!Imagine yourself in a happy exotic beach  or a misty forest ! Pin  colours that reflect your mood.

Let's say your theme rolls around a sunny happy day on the beach: then head for hues of blue ,waves or figures from the ocean.Gold or sand colored features are usually captivating. As the design process will be self-guided,be as creative as you like...

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Another classic design method is to get inspiration from a wallpaper or a paint colour.Considering their space areas, walls will probably be the major focus in a powder room. That is why,an eye catching pattern can immediately create the whole story .

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Do you feel distressed to be left with a flashy wall to deal with? Well, in this case,opt for a charming mirror ,wall light or artwork! Dramatic mirror frames, and vintage fixtures are all fair play! Just make sure to choose vivid and sparkling pieces as eye candy 🍭

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Plus,never forget that a powder room is usually smaller in size and can easily be catchy without pocket digging. So be BOLD and splurge if you like...


MORE TIPS:

LIGHTING TIPS:Make sure the light source is enough to freshen up make up ! Wallights with clear bulbs and flashy pendants are a great choice.

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WALL DRESSING TIPS:Dare to paint your wall as a blackboard ,hang all types of wall art or cover it with an adventurous wallpaper. Vegetal motifs or geometrical shapes are my favorite ! A story based wall covering is always intriguing, too.

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ACCESSORIZING TIPS:Shop for towels and vanity sets matching your theme colours. Also go for brass, gold or black fixtures for a more attractive look!