Kitchen / June 25, 2018 / .
Natural light enlarges any space. You may have no choice about the number or placement of windows in your kitchen, but you can maximize the light you do have by keeping window treatments minimal. Here, blinds add a dressy note without blocking the light. If you want privacy, try an opaque shade that allows light in.
A small kitchen dictates small-scale furnishings, but take it a step further by choosing a work island, bar chairs, or stools that are visually lightweight, such as this small industrial island. Clean lines do not distract the eye, and the furniture piece allows you to see the floor and walls beyond, making the room feel larger.
A simple color change can update your kitchen in a major way. The right shade of grey, for example, can turn the room from drab to sleek and sophisticated. Finessing the right hue of red, meanwhile, can take it from lackluster to perfectly dramatic. Here, interior designers share their favorite shades of paint for the kitchen so you can spend less time looking at swatches and more time enjoying your newly-designed space.
When painting your walls, countertops, cabinetry, and shelves, use different colors that do not have a huge contrast. The space will look bigger than it is. But make sure the colors belong to the same color family. For instance, you can use soft gray and green hues. Buyers eyes would not be confused by the abrupt shifts from light to dark and your kitchen will look spacious and serene.