The kitchen is said to be the heart of the home; it's the most
widely used room and is often a natural gathering place for family and
friends. So it seems only fitting that the
kitchen would exhibit warm and inviting elements complimentary of its inhabitants. Subsequently, rich earth tones have increased
significantly in popularity and can be seen infused with a variety of dÃ©cor styles. These days, integrated earth tones can make a
kitchen warm and engaging without detracting from a cool, contemporary theme.
- Look for colored faucets (think bronze) instead of chrome or stainless steel.
- Colored appliances can also foster a warmer environment, as opposed to stainless steel ones, which can exude a commercial look.
- The use of natural materials always enhances a theme derived from earth tones â€“ tile, granite, copper, wood, etc. For example, Blanco sinks introduced a color, Silgranit Cognac, in their line of natural granite sinks. The rich, copper sink has proven to be one of their most popular since its debut.
- Use matte finishes for cabinetry complemented with metal hardware finishes.
- Paint walls in light, neutral shades to not only make the room look bigger, but to provide a corresponding backdrop for your infused earth tones.
- Casual, comfortable seating in the kitchen is
conducive to great conversation, so incorporate brown and other earth tones
into the seating using wood in warm colors.