Kitchen / June 20, 2018 / .
Many interior designers and homeowners use faux painting techniques to add texture and dimension to the walls. Color washing is one popular technique that can be used on any painted surface. Also known as glazing, this technique works well on walls, ceilings, cabinets and furniture, making it an ideal option for your kitchen. To create this look, a thin glaze or water-based wash is painted on top of the base coat to create subtle layers of color. Color washing can be achieved in a few steps and is a good technique for people who are just learning how to manipulate paint. Some designers like to also use color washing to create accent panels for artwork that can add a bit of drama to a room.
Paint your walls white. If you really don not like white or it is not practical for your home, paint it a really light pastel colour instead. The lighter and brighter the room is, the more spacious and airy it will feel. Let in as much light as possible and natural lighting is always best. You can do this with windows, roof lights or with artificial lighting such as lamps, spotlights and daylight bulbs. If you have a small window and limited natural light, you can bounce the light around with mirrors, glass cabinet doors and glass framed pictures.
Instead of traditional closed upper cabinets, go for storage that feels airy instead of bulky. Only and repeat only, do this if you are not a tornado in the kitchen, and can keep everything neat and tidy. This is not just keeping things tidy and tucked away, although it is that too. It is about maintaining clean lines, without tons of overly decorative details. Avoid things like corbels and ornate cabinet pulls, and opt for a more minimalist look instead. The small metal hardware and modern cabinet fronts in kitchen keep things open and fuss free.
Add storage to a small kitchen, without consuming valuable floor space, by recessing a shelving unit into the wall space between studs. These recessed shelves, trimmed and finished to match the woodwork, blend with the architecture. If you do not have space within your kitchen, look for a spot near your kitchen, such as a breakfast nook or hallway, to implement recessed shelves.