A modern design trend sweeping the nation is adding unique accent pieces to your kitchen. Many people have a one-of-a-kind backsplash or mural that becomes a focal point in their kitchen. Well, another way home improvement designers are doing this today is by adding a splash of color where in years past you’d never expect it, smack dab in the center.

Large Furniture Additions

Incorporate furniture-like pieces into the kitchen remodeling design scheme, either with freestanding pieces or built-ins. Popular choices are hutches, pie safes, and buffets. Again, the furniture piece is purposefully painted a color that is different from the rest of the cabinets to make it stand out and become like a large piece of artwork. Adding details enhances this and architectural features such as corbels, mullioned doors, fancy feet, pilasters and arched door openings. When all the other cabinetry is wood, a large piece like this will certainly stand out when painted green.

Build An Island

It’s no surprise that islands are the workhorses of the kitchen. They handle everything from food prep to storage to housing appliances with ease. Rather than assimilating them into the rest of the cabinetry in the kitchen, today’s designers are shining the design spotlight fully on islands by making them stand out from the rest of the cabinetry with color. If a kitchen has all bright white cabinetry, for example, a designer may come along and paint the island a shade of baby blue or fire-engine red. This elevates the status of the island to the star-of-the-kitchen, and you can then pick up this pop of color in other accessories throughout the room.

Kitchen Remodeling With Cabinets

Another way to add an accent to your kitchen is by varying the cabinets themselves. Instead of keeping all the cabinets the same color, designers are changing things up in a couple of different ways. One kitchen remodel option is to make all the upper cabinets one color and all the lower cabinets a different color. Designers have even started changing the layout of the cabinets. Instead of hanging all the upper cabinets at a uniform height, you can now find cabinets hung at staggered heights to create an interesting visual presentation.

As you begin your next kitchen remodeling project consider these techniques to create a new focal point. Call Hearn Construction today at 765-452-2669 for more kitchen remodel tips and design suggestions. We’ve completed kitchen renovations in cities and towns all over north central Indiana.