A gorgeous kitchen can complement your living room and create a nice and soothing ambience to inspire you to cook more and create amazing dishes. It may seem daunting to design or renovate, however, we present several amazing kitchen concepts to match the rest of your home, from simple to sleek and contemporary interiors.
Minimalist White Splendour
Bring light into your kitchen by using white laminates with cleverly placed lighting over the stove, complemented by varying shades of wooden accents through the home and frosted glass. These help to break up the monotone of white, while functioning as storage to cleanly hide away your crockery and utensils. The designers have also helped to extend the usable counter space by creating built-in spaces for ovens, microwaves and washing machines.
Interior Designer: Design 4 Space, Choa Chu Kang
Interior Designer: Hue Concept, Pending Road
For an earthy, Scandinavian feel, outfit your kitchen with wooden cabinets and island. To tie the elements together, use the same shade of wood on your shelving, accented by the trendy millennial pink running through the bottom third of the home. Another way to complement the use of wood in the kitchen is to incorporate black accents in the furniture, like the dining chair and bench.
If the use of wood and white laminates is too sedate for you, and you'd like to vary up the visual factor, we suggest adding patterns, either on the backsplash and walls with a diamond grid design, cubic tessellations, Moroccan-inspired prints (to match the tagine you bought on your last vacation). This helps to inject a unique sense of fun and give the home a more varied texture.
Draw the attention to the often most overlooked part of any home, the floors. Keep the rest of the colour palette neutral, and then unleash your creativity in the choice of your floor tiles. The homes here have gone with a cubic, almost three-dimensional design and hexagonal, pebble-like textures that are still muted but definitely make a statement.
If your floor plan allows it, we recommend opting for an island as it'll give you additional counter space and be a great area for your guests to hang around while you put the finishing touches to dinner, or enjoy a leisurely cocktail before your order--pick the food delivery service of your choice--arrives. The racks descending from the ceiling immediately adds more useful storage for the kitchen, great for showcasing some of your more precious and small appliances. Of course, a quick and easy way to instantly add a touch of luxury and glamour to your home would be to use marble for your countertops and dining table.
Interior Designer: Design 4 Space, Newton Road
Interior Designer: Neu Konceptz, Balmoral Point
Embrace Your Dark Side
Don't be afraid to go dark in your kitchen. If you're using black accents, an open plan kitchen helps to make the space feel more roomy, while a light blue colour palette balances out the darker hues. We love the blue cabinets below the sink. Otherwise, you could opt for dark wood for your cabinets, and brighten the space up with cleverly placed lighting that even makes the kitchen like a showcase.
Pop of Colour
Enliven your home with pops of colour in your kitchen, whether it's a gorgeous blue, soothing teal, bright red or a combination of the primary colours inspired by your favourite superhero to create a vibrant and playful atmosphere--and might inspire you to create awesome gourmet meals--to create a talking point for your guests when they come over.
Interior Designer: The Interior Lab, Central
Interior Designer: IDID Pte Ltd, Executive Apartment at Tampines
Interior Designer: De Exclusive Interior Group, Bishan
Interior Designer: MMJ Design Loft, Telok Blangah
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