Texture is an often overlooked design element, but without it your space can feel stark or boring. Adding texture to a kitchen is all about layering elements to give your space a warm, tactile appearance. Mixing sleek modern finishes with traditional or rustic pieces will make sure your kitchen stands out from the rest.
Mixing up Materials
It’s no secret that we love using natural or engineered stone in kitchen design, but stone works best in a team. Using a combination of stone, metal, glass, wood, brick, and even fabric makes adding texture easy. Your kitchen will automatically look more sophisticated.
In the example below you can see how mixing materials adds interest to the space. The raw wood beams and column contrast nicely with the sleek marble countertop. The metal range hood looks amazing against the matte stone black splash. This kitchen definitely stands out from the crowd.
Adding Texture with Different Finishes and Patterns
Even when you’re using the same material in multiple places, mixing up the finish or pattern will add texture. In this example you can see that they’ve used stone for all of their countertops, but chose a uniquely patterned slab for the island. This adds an extra layer to the design and a focal point for the space. You could also opt to use a different finish or mix up the type of stone to achieve the same affect.
They’ve also used wood in multiple places, but with different finishes. The beams are left raw and rustic while the floor is smooth. All of these different layers take the design to the next level.
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