For this warm, Moroccan inspired kitchen, all of the cabinets were custom made and lacquered white. To add visual interest to the design, custom panels of hand scraped White Oak laid out in a chevron pattern cover the refrigerator and freezer. Finally, un-lacquered brass appliance pulls, drawer pulls and cabinet hardware to finish the design.
Large-scale appliances are disguised behind cabinet doors to help give the kitchen an older, more traditional feel. The look of the brass cabinet and drawer pulls is continued out into the room with brass pendants.
Modern elements are everywhere in this gleaming kitchen. White upper cabinets almost completely blend into the subway tiled walls, contrasting with the eye-catching navy blue lower cabinets. Open shelves offer storage and a place to showcase treasured dishware. Concrete counters and the brass sconce and pulls add to the modern coastal vibe.
For classic, transitional style, the basic cabinet hardware was replaced with high-end satin brass pulls that add warmth to the glossy red drawers and door fronts. To add a layered element, the brass hardware was paired with the stainless sink. To successfully mix metals in a room, choose no more than two different finishes.
Brass detailing on the range hood pull out the brass accents of the faucet and cabinet handles. Gray marble subway tile extends the backsplash for full-wall coverage. Black marble countertops are a beautiful blend of the tile, cabinets and dark stove elements.
Think contrast. For an easy designer look, paint perimeter cabinets and keep the island stained or in an existing contrast color, says Georgia designer Michelle Mentzer. You also can change existing hardware (knobs and pulls) to an updated bronze or brass finish, she says.