The gray tiles pick up on the marble countertops and gray shadings of surrounding cabinetry. Traditional cabinetry painted gray partners nicely with industrial elements rendered in shimmering and weathered metals. This kitchen handily illustrates how age old elements, such as Shaker style cabinets, weighty woodwork, and marble surfaces, benefit from pairing with unconventional accessories, like steel factory stools, a zinc topped island, and a whimsical chandelier crafted from silver flatware.
Try a bright hue or color that contrasts with the perimeter cabinets in your kitchen. Use accessories to introduce the color elsewhere in your kitchen so the island will blend with the rest of the space. While sleek floating shelves look right at home in a modern kitchen, shelves in a traditionally styled kitchen benefit from classically styled support.
Adequate lighting is a must for the functional aspect of a kitchen, but fortunately, this important element can also be highly decorative. With so many styles available, you can make a truly unique statement with light fixtures. In this kitchen, a large oblong lantern fixture crowns the island, while a matching, smaller fixture hangs over the sink.
Those elements, in conjunction with the cabinetrys distressed end and the darkish warm temperature of the beveled walnut wood flooring, integrate to create an antique French experience, which blends with the rest of the home. The top hutch of an old USA Store display piece fits flawlessly over the brand new sink and stainless steel cabinets.