Via Sunset Magazine
Go boldIn a world of white kitchens, a broad stroke of color surprises. Try it on just the lower cabinets or the island, as in this Seattle kitchen by JAS Design BuildÂ (jasdesignbuild.com),Â to give the room a shot of energy. In open-floor plans, it helps to select a color that continues your homeâ€™s palette for a blended look. If making the kitchen stand out is your goal, choose a saturated hue, but keep the other elements subdued or raw to showcase your choice.
Go quartziteEvery designer we talked to agreed: Quartzite is the new â€œitâ€ material, especially if you want the look of marble with less care and lower cost. â€œGrey Gooseâ€ (similar to Calacatta, pictured) is Los Angeles designer Ana Hentonâ€™sÂ (mass-arch.com)favorite variety. â€œI wish I could keep it a secret forever,â€ she says. Available at DaltileÂ (daltile.com).
Go three-dimensionalThe Brown Design Group(browndesigninc.com)Â created a 3-D effect for the backsplash by installing diamond-shape tiles in two colors to suggest cubes. Eliminating upper cabinets allowed the counter-to-ceiling application to be the kitchenâ€™s focal point, and highlight the pitched ceiling.To view more trends, read the full article here.###