Kitchen Interior Design Ideas – Full of Texture

Adele Shotton-Pugh | Updated
The trend for deliberately including texture within interior design styles has once again been reinforced by designers this year. I say deliberately because every kitchen will have a variety of textures within it whether by default or design. In this post we're highlighting textures to show you how various types can become an integral part of your kitchen design. Flooring: each type of flooring has its own texture, whether it be that of wood, polished tiles or rustic stone. As such, each will bring its distinctive type of textural look while all remaining smooth enough to walk bare foot on. The natural traits of rustic tiles and wooden floors will have distinguishing features as the surfaces may not be entirely flat. Walls: In order to be practical and hygienic kitchen walls should preferably be smooth. One of the easiest and most affordable way to achieve this is by painting the walls. Slight lumps and bumps will add to the texture if you're not going for a sleek, stylish contemporary or modern kitchen. Further visual and tactile textures can be added by way of accessories such as wall art, collections of utensils, crockery etc. Cabinets and cupboards: Sleek and smooth cabinets and cupboards can be made from wood, wood-affect man-made materials or stainless steel, the latter being the ideal medium for contemporary kitchens. Highly polished and reflective surfaces will also bring more light into a kitchen. Windows: The glass itself is another smooth texture which all kitchens have in common. The way you dress your window is a matter of personal choice. White kitchen blinds offer a modern look which is ideal for this style of kitchen. The metal header rails compliment steel cabinats while the fabric, although apparently smooth will have a completely different feel. Country motifs may prefer to use ready made roman blinds uk to bring yet another texture, typically cotton fabric, into play. Work tops: Tiled, man-made imitations of wood, marble etc. are commonly used in a traditionally styled kitchen. For contemporary designs polished stainless steel or highly polished marble are the ideal mediums to use. Accessories: All manner of textures can be used, but try not to add too many otherwise the visual experience can be too much to take in. Opting for accessories which suit the style of your kitchen goes without saying, however by including some which are exact opposites, for example rough and smooth will create both visual and tactile experiences which are the hallmark of the design. Experiment with a variety of different textures until you find the ones which give you the most stylish kitchen which is full of variety in a cohesive and balanced manner.

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