Top Trends: Open Shelving in the Kitchen

It is more popular than ever…open shelving in the kitchen. Admired by some homeowners and somewhat controversial by others, open shelving is taking over the kitchen. Personally, I feel in the right home and kitchen, it can make the space feel new and fresh.


Example of Open Shelves in Kitchen


For those that want to highlight some of their dinnerware, glassware or collectibles, this is a great avenue.

I do like a combination of your typical upper cabinets and some shelving. Those items that need to be hidden can be, and those items used on a daily basis or decorative can be seen and easily accessed.


Open Sheving In Kitchen - Trending for 2014



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Using a contrasting color or material for the shelves will create a more eclectic look in the space. Utilizing an industrial or traditional style shelf in a contemporary setting, for example, is a concept that works. It adds variety and interest and can bring a more relaxed and casual concept to the kitchen.



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Contrasting Open Shelves in Kitchen




In a small kitchen or pantry, shelves can actually open up the room and make the space appear larger and more spacious.



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This kitchen is so inviting to me.! I love the use of stainless steel shelving next to the range instead of having upper cabinets. The shelves help open up this space that would otherwise feel heavy and weighted with closed cabinetry.


Open Shelving Next to Range



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Color in the Kitchen

Whether you are a person that love lots of color, wears a lot of color, or simply embraces the use of color, than consider color in the kitchen as a place to display that love.


Painted Kitchen Cabinets
It is very popular of late to have painted cabinets in the kitchen. Even more popular is to paint the upper cabinets a different color than the lower ones. Also painting a kitchen island another color is very prevalent.  Doing this breaks up the ” one color ” kitchen and gives the room a little more character.


Painted Upper Cabinets different from Lower Cabinets



Colored tile in the backslash is another method of introducing color. It can be removed and replaced, of course, but once again it is a commitment.



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Color in a Kitchen Backsplash



Blue Backsplash in Kitchen



If you are dedicated to having color in your kitchen, there is nothing more amazing than an oven, range or stove top in a color. The ovens from BlueStar Appliances have 190 colors from which to choose. What a great statement, but pick wisely…you will probably have that appliance for a while!



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 Appliances by BlueStar Cooking


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Cabinetry is a great way to add color. Not so easy to change out if you grow tired of it. Once again it is a definite commitment but its results have great visual impact!


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Mustard Colored Kitchen Cabinets




If you are like me and have color commitment issues, which I feel most people do, than maybe just a hint of color in a room makes more sense… red kitchen chairs can go a long way!



Kitchen Chairs in Red


Red Kitchen Chairs

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