In warm white kitchens, opposites are mixed for a custom look and feel.
Everyone has heard the phrase “opposites attract,” but can that be applied to warm white kitchens? It can, indeed. Mixing the old with the new, the sleek with the chic, the hard with the soft, the dark with the light… well, you get the idea.
In this kitchen, a chic custom island was crafted from an old chest of drawers, coffee table and a pair of night tables placed back to back. I would love to see the entire piece and searched for it unsuccessfully. The variety of shelves, doors and drawers are topped with granite and its classic detailing contrasts nicely with the stainless steel range wall. As hard as I tried, I could not see over the island to view the sink base – I imagine it to be a skirted fabric in muted tones of beige and brown. Nothing fancy but blending in with the warm white cabinetry. Vaulted beams and bare windows are left in a natural state, while the rust-iron chandelier and stained wood floor act as opposites.
Dramatic brown and white transferware is displayed in an informal manner. The collection is set out to be enjoyed with each glance, yet within easy reach for daily use. The casual open shelving is located to the right of the range and repeated next to the farmhouse sink. The monochromatic color scheme brings the mixture of texture and materials together, creating an inviting place for family and friends.
In an all-purpose mudroom by Charlotte Moss, the Swedish blue and white toile fabric skirt echoes the Delft tile backsplash and softens the run of inset cabinets. The vintage looking sink with its integral back and wall-mounted faucet add a homey touch. The display box over the sink adds useful open space. Primitive blue chairs paired with a round table compliment the seemingly formal room. The combination: simple with sophisticated. If your kitchen feels a bit off, step back and look at it through fresh eyes. It may be as easy as adding a few opposites that will attract a new feeling to the room.
(Sources: Modern Country, Winter House)
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Darling mudroom. Love the simple fabric skirt..