Adding textures to your kitchen for show-stopping style

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There’s a lot more to kitchen design than just layout, appliances and colour palettes. It’s the finishing touches, like textures, that really bring your kitchen to life. While a specific colour palette can help to create the overall mood and feel for your kitchen, it’s textures that create visual interest and add character and dimension.

From laminate and vinyl to stone and concrete and steel and tile…. there are plenty of textures to choose from; it’s just finding the right ones to complement your desired look.

The impact of textures

A modern monochromatic kitchen would be very boring if it wasn’t for a mix of textures like gloss and granite to bring it alive. In fact, in any kitchen, it’s ideal to mix three or four textures to keep things interesting.

This is perhaps one of the reasons why the country kitchen look continues to remain popular. Its mix of stone, wood, and architectural details – like exposed brick, beams and rafters – create real ambience and character, making the kitchen a room that families really want to spend time in.

There are plenty of ways you can add textures to your kitchen for an interesting ambience – and you needn’t have an expert there to help you with it (although we’ve got to admit that does help!)

Four ways to use textures to create interest

Tile splashbacks

Functional and stylish, the tile splashback makes cleaning spills and splatters easy and creates a contrast against your gloss or matte painted walls. Furthermore, you can personalise the splashback with colours and patterns to suit your kitchen style.

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Architectural features

Natural stone or brick walls can add a rustic contrast to your wooden cabinets and furnishings. They add a unique focal point to the room and can turn a traditional kitchen into wow-factor country kitchen. Even if your home is fairly modern, the Kitchen Design Centre team can still add beams and brick wall features to help you achieve your desired look.

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Textured floors

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about the role your kitchen floor plays in kitchen design, but your floor, along with lighting, can have a dramatic impact on your overall look.

While carpets are out of the question, you could opt for titles – which come in a variety of styles and can be laid in a variety of patterns to suit your taste. Wood flooring, available in tiles or boards, stone or slate flooring, or just laminate – which offers a multitude of design possibilities while being simple to install and cheap – also offer great alternatives.

Smooth designs

A sleek, smooth design can still be made interesting. By incorporating textures like steel and glass tiles, or a single sheet of glass on a splashback, you can still create fabulous focal points that really bring your kitchen to life.

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To begin planning your new kitchen, why not take a trip to one of our North West kitchen showrooms? We’ll be able to give you a guided tour of some of our favourite kitchen designs and can discuss which styles and textures would best meet your needs. You can find your nearest Kitchen Design Centre on our contact page.

How have you incorporated textures into your kitchen? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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