If you want to freshen up your home decor and want to start with kitchens, kitchen renovations can be done in many ways, frugally or on a budget. One of the hottest trends in kitchen decor that won’t cost you a lot is high contrast. Contrasting kitchen islands, lamps, contrasting statement walls, backsplashes and of course contrasting worktops and cabinets. Dark or light cabinets with neutral countertops or vice versa are a bold contemporary feature that will instantly give your kitchen a fresh look. Plus, changing countertops isn’t usually that expensive, or at least you can paint the cabinets to implement this feature so you don’t break the bank. Hesitant? Here are some ideas to inspire you!
Choose the colors
Go for the color or colors of your kitchen, as two-tone kitchens are extremely popular and modern, then go for contrasting countertops: if it’s a dark kitchen, go for white or neutral wood countertops if it is a neutral kitchen, choose light or dark worktops. If you have a two-tone kitchen, your countertops may match the top cabinets for a cohesive look. Do you look too much at contrasting countertops? Then go for a contrasting kitchen island that offers a contrasting countertop to make it stand out – contrasting and unique kitchen islands are another hot trend.
Play with textures
Contrasting countertops look bold, of course, but if you want to add more interest to the kitchen, we highly recommend making them from another material as well. Worktops made of butcher’s block, marble, stone, onyx and concrete give your kitchen an eye-catcher in a simple way. Your backsplash may completely match the countertops in the material and color used, or just the color – but it should match or you will get a tasteless look – too many mismatched elements will be of no use to your space. Enjoy the examples and be inspired!