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Tips on furnishing the kitchen: What is your favorite color?

December 27, 2012

Thanks to all the proposals of furniture to choose various furnishing items, finishes and accessories, the kitchen is one of the most complicated areas of the house to furnish. In particular, choosing the color can be very frustrating. For this reason is best to be prepared at the time of the fateful choices.

The choice of the color of the kitchen is always after the style of furniture you want to give to the kitchen. Can help in one of the most important decisions on furniture kitchen, establish a range of 3 colors:

– The leading color of kitchen furniture will consist of furnishing themselves (or walls if you choose not to leave them white).
– The color co-star is the floor.
– The last but not negligible are the working surfaces.

The choice of colors of  kitchen is very personal.

To simplify the choice even in this case, it may in fact restrict the field between a composition on white, a colored composition or a composition in which will prevail natural tones.

1. In the first case, the choice will be based on aesthetic qualities such as the sophistication and minimalism. Not everything has to obviously be white, but other colors can be introduced through some very brief details: the floor, in the frames and the edges of the floor tiles, in the coating, and also accessories such as carpets, curtains and tablecloths, etc.

2. If the choosen palette is colored, whatever is the combination of colors you will have a stimulating and very modern solution.

3. The palette with natural tones which characteristics are shades of the land, maybe even those of full yellow, and finishes such as natural tiles, wood and metal. These materials communicate feelings of honesty and simplicity.

Applying colors to the furnishings of the kitchen

Finally, the colors can be used in furnishing to try to change some small visual architecture defects.
– Fresh bright or sober colors, may be useful to visually enlarge the space, stretch a room, or raise a too low ceiling.
– In contrast, warm, dark or bright, in conjunction with maximum contrast can be useful to restrict the space, lower the ceiling, shorten a room too long.

The color of the kitchen furnishings is important

1) Red: ideal if we have a strong and determined character. It’s a good color to heat the rooms a little cold, although we recommend to adopt it only for details or surfaces not extensive.

2) Yellow: warm and primary color, perfect for the kitchen, but can also be adapted to areas exposed to the low light as it has the ability to make environments brighter.

3) Orange: it is the perfect color for the kitchen as it stimulates the appetite, and is welcoming. The advice is to break it with aluminum accessories to have a technological effect or wrought iron to create a romantic ambiance.

4) Blue: a very elegant color that always likes. Some nuances in blue can have a relaxing and calming effect. The darker color instead has the effect of restricting environments and therefore may be used for the kitchen very spacious.

5) Green: definitely the color that encourages focus and concentration, you should be chosen if you have an unconventional character.

 

How to choose right furniture?

November 28, 2012

We continue to surprise all of you with our exceptional “how to” posts and useful tips. Today we will talk about furniture and how to have well decorated home.

What we have to do is avoid the trendy decor, what is most fashionable is not always right in the complexity of one furnished space. You must look for what is lasting, furniture which is resistant to time and various trends.

So, how can we resist the “decoration” of the moment cultivating authenticity, freshness and originality of our homes?
Here are some ideas:

1) Remain true to yourself.

Choose your furniture according to what you really love – even if the blogs and furnishing magazines say that what you love is not trendy anymore .

2) Need to do a mix

Mix and combine antiques with contemporary pieces, combine expensive items with those from market. Below, the most modern chrome chairs are paired with an old wooden table.

3) Do not buy everything in one place.

If all the furnishings come from the same place, be it Crate and Barrel, Restoration Hardware or IKEA, then your house much more can slide in the look of the moment, and be devoid of personality. We were particularly impressed with how well is furnished one house in South Carolina. Is a house on the beach, which simplifies and highlights the principles that we are dealing with and that we appreciate. The house as a whole is eclectic and very original, focuses on staff. Is made on the basis of many different styles and different eras together, that gives it a touch of freshness.

4) An ambient that is decorated can be more interesting if you add pieces from different periods.

The furnishings seem more dynamic and modern if you combine it with pieces from other periods.. In the picture above, a shag carpet live comfortably with an antique clock. At the bottom, the transparent chairs by Philippe Starck are above fashion when combined with a rustic table. So we think that this could be a great tip if you want to have well decorated and unique interiors.

5) It’s better to have an own idea

It’s great ig you have an idea that makes sense in its generality and complexity, it is best not to follow fads and fashions or even better to know them and try to sort out their fashion and style, creating an interior design that brings with it the idea of ​​his own trend.

6) The art will mainly be a part of your home

Investing in art will give the interior a personality of those who live in and the most original style. It will increase by far the trend of the moment. Make sure that is your passion for art to dictate the choices of furniture.

During this period, it can be too easy to fall into the trap of the trend. But having time and devoting time to furnishings, will help you to analyze your own choices while remaining faithful to your own personality. Personal style will be able to stand the test of time and fashion.

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