The key to making your kitchen a place for peaceful inspiration, family fun and of course the ultimate cooking haven, is mixing materials and textures that bring about the perfect piece of mind. The secret is juxtaposing the very classic natural pieces like wood, stone, vegetation or burlap against a modern glass, metal, leather or fabric pattern.
The kitchen below is a great example of creating an updated rustic kitchen style by combining stone, glass tiles, wood, leather, fabrics and beautifully shiny stainless steel appliances.
To bring more of a Tuscan flair to the kitchen it is about the right colors, patterns and mix of organics. This kitchen shows that by mixing, granite, dark cabinets, great wall color and a decorative metal backsplash the look is easy to accomplish.
Mixing material doesn’t necessarily have to make a colorful or strong statement. This kitchen mixes a variety of materials to perfectly obtain a minimalist, romantic kitchen style. Demonstrating that it is all in the boldness of the color of the materials you select. Here there is ceramic tile, marble, wood flooring, white wood and metal lights and appliances along with lots of organics mixed into the design keeping the palette very neutral and the statement very peaceful. At the same time you can imagine that the food prep flow would work well, and even with all the white, children helping prepare the food at the island.
For our last example of mixing materials to accomplish your kitchen style is a contemporary style. This style mixes wood, fabric/rug pattern, burlap curtains and accessories and metal on the chairs. The wall color is bright and goes along with the floral prints. The color could easily be toned down and get the same effect. This kitchen is another good example of making a statement with mixing materials and how materials and color differ as techniques to gaining a style.
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