Neutral stone tile makes up the backsplash of this traditional kitchen. A produce basket and repurposed antique basket sits on top of granite countertops. Traditional white cabinets with bronze drawer pulls provide storage for plates and pots.
This custom-designed task center in a traditional kitchen has built-in pocket doors and can conceal the microwave and television. Brown granite countertops and oil rubbed bronze flush ring pull hardware bring an updated look to the cabinets.
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.
The kitchenette is a combination of high gloss white and gray cabinets, white countertop, chrome pulls and faucet, stainless steel fridge and walnut soffit for warmth. The recessed can lights have a dark bronze trim to disappear into the ceiling.