Summer is here and the time is ripe for weekend trips to the cottage. The kitchen in your weekend home should be just as important, stylish and functional as in your primary home!
A cottage should embody an inviting feeling, one that feels warm and layered. One that you wish to cook, gather and celebrate in.
A sea of all-white kitchens once dominated, but tastes are shifting. People are craving cozier spaces with richer countertops, soulful tiles and character-rich details.
Here’s what a warmer kitchen looks like…
Beige is Back
Off-white, ivory and beige are soothing tones for walls and cabinets…a far cry from the stark white, navy blue, cold grey and monochromatic kitchens of yesteryear.
Even white subway tiles are warming up. Replace it with creamy-toned Moroccan tiles or any fancy patterned tile to inject some fun and a vacation vibe. For a moodier feel, try soulful colours of terracotta, brown and mustard.
Green is the new trending neutral for walls and kitchen cabinets…ranging from the palest seafoam to deeper colours like forest, pine, moss, fern, etc. These lush colours perfectly mimic the natural settings that surround cottage life.
Dark Moody Countertops
To evoke warmth in the kitchen, layer in textures and consider countertops in leathered granite or any rich tone like terracotta or salmon pink, which isn’t too jarring.
Plucky and Colourful Appliances
Spice up your kitchen with appliances in summery-hot hues of bright pink, blue, green or orange. It brings a touch of cheerfulness without being overwhelming.
The new curvy retro shapes and hues are like “fashion” for your kitchen. Fridges, kettles, toasters and blenders are trendy in pastel blue and green or metallics like champagne, satin gold or rose gold.
Curves are really in right now, whether it’s arched doorways or kitchen islands. Curves can really soften a space. The swoops bring a gentle quirk to any space. Consider wrapping the island base in trendy reeding. The fluted wood is a way to bring in texture and character.
Evoke warmth with natural wood…either veneers or wood textures for part of the cabinetry, upper shelves or a fluted detail/backdrop. Lighter tones allow a space to still feel light.
Have a wonderful summer season! Feel free to visit our showroom at 81C Ronald for a quick tour
or call us at 416-782-7882 to book a consultation to obtain a quote for your next project.
This rustic contemporary cottage kitchen blends two types of cabinetries…walnut wood veneer with classic white MDF shakers for a homey transitional aesthetic. The sizeable island is fit for entertaining family and friends all summer long.
A cottage kitchen takes a modern turn with multi-dimensional colours, textures and materials. Cabinetry in black hi-tech Fenix material pairs with flat-cut white oak veneer for light/dark drama.