Are you planning a remodel and think you have considered everything you could want in your new kitchen? You have your planned layout, the color scheme you like best and maybe even know the exact appliances you want. But, have you considered what texture you will add to those?
Often overlooked, texture is as important as color in your kitchen design. It adds visual interest to a space and helps enhance neutral color schemes. Well placed texture in your kitchen can make your room feel bigger, lighter or even darker.
There is a huge range of textures that can be used in your kitchen design and each will incorporate a different effect. Here are our top 7 ideas for adding texture in your kitchen.
One of the easiest and most budget-friendly ways to add texture is having a single accent wall. Accent walls are simply a single wall in your room that have been painted a different color. To give that wall even more texture you can use a stencil and give the paint a pattern or use a textured wallpaper.
Butcher Block Countertop
Butcher block countertops are a great way to bring the natural beauty into your kitchen. They give any kitchen a warmth that can’t be achieved by other countertop materials and come in a variety of wood types.
Mix It Up
We mean this as literally as it sounds, mix up different elements that you like in your kitchen. Such as, wood, stone, brick, metal or glass. By using any combination of these you can gain a texture rich kitchen.
Textured & Gloss Laminent Cabinets
Laminate cabinets can come texturized or in a gloss pattern, combine the two and you have the perfect modern mix in your kitchen. Textured Laminent gives you a wood grain and finish look while high-gloss cabinet doors have a shiny finish that reflects light which can make space feel bigger and more open.
If you are looking for a cottage appeal in your kitchen, shiplap is the way to go. Used mostly for its rustic charm and natural look, shiplap is a classic way of adding texture to a wall, cabinet or kitchen island.
You can get really creative here depending on your style. You can use tiles that give you a fun design using multiple colors. Small tiles can create more depth by having more grout lines. A single stainless or brass panel can add a touch of glamour to your kitchen while keeping a sleek look.
It’s all in the Details
Adding subtle texture throughout your kitchen can be a great way to achieve your desired look. Incorporate texture in the hardware on your cabinets, the legs and feet on your table or kitchen island, the lighting you pick or the trim to your cabinets. These raised details provide a stunning impression.