Looking back over the past year, I’ve been fortunate to work with clients on several new construction and renovation projects in the Boston area and on Cape Cod, including many kitchen and bath design projects.
Components for a successful kitchen or bath design include cabinets, counter tops, tile, lighting, cabinet hardware and paint color. Off white, painted cabinets were a main component of several kitchen design projects, but a couple of projects revolved around dark stained cabinets, which provided an opportunity to specify interesting light colored granite or manmade quartz counter tops.
A tile backsplash provides a great way to personalize a kitchen and plays up the cabinet color and counter top material. I generally spec the kitchen backsplash to be understated and elegant but I’m happy to select something that’s bold if the client wishes. Linear or mosaic accent tiles in bathrooms provide a great pop of color and can really dress things up.
Pendant lighting for kitchens and vanity lighting for bathrooms is another great way to personalize final results and to tie in finishes with cabinet hardware or with appliances in kitchens.
For paint, gray color schemes for kitchens and baths continue to be very popular, combined with soft colored gray or Carrera marble field tiles and complimentary stone and glass accent tiles. It’s important to pick the right grays that will work together in warm color groups or cool color groups, and I’ve guided several clients on those selections. Beige or off-white color schemes are also very popular and provide a nice way to use earth toned granites such as St. Cecilia Light, Ghibli or Giallo Ornamental.
Here’s a look at recently completed kitchen and bath design projects.