Kitchen Styles: Which One Is Right For You?
Which kitchen style is ideal for you? Traditional or luxurious? Perhaps spicy and daring? Read on and find out your personal style.
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You're all over number 3? You're SPICY
A woman of the earth, spice girls need the bounty of the land to surround them in maize golds, terra cottas, pepper green and plenty of bowls for communal dipping to be happy. Your life is an ongoing fiesta, so too, should be your kitchen.
Think of the rough hewn nature of hickory finish woods, more natural, weathered in feel, with wrought iron handles, countertops in rough edged marble, copper sinks and hanging pots and pans. This is a working kitchen, full of activity as the colors suggest.
Use the outdoors as your clues, mix stone, with hammered metals and hand-painted tiles as backsplashes and plenty, did I say plenty, of color. Bold splashes of color with high contrast, denoting the "upbeat," "we're all in this together" feeling.
Be daring in kitchens such as this — don't be worried about matching everything perfect-perfect. The ambiance of this type of kitchen is to be found in it's "found" nature, seeming as if everything has been there forever and the combination, not fussy, is more "fractal" in design.
Fractal design is best explained using a tree as an example. A tree has a large trunk, smaller branches, and twigs. All are basically the same looking thing, only broken down into smaller and smaller sizes.
Stone is becoming a more popular option for those tired of the standard stainless-steel sink. The material adds Old World style...
Clean, simple and uncluttered, this look also remains livable with touches of the traditional.(4 photos)
While most prosumer kitchen appliances don't require restaurant-level power and ventilation, you may need to adapt your kitchen...