The black and white tile backsplash in a traditional harlequin design provides an instant pop of contrast along one wall of this otherwise neutral kitchen for an eye-catching effect. By using these direct color opposites, the silver tones of the stainless appliances and brushed nickel cabinetry hardware blend with the rest of the kitchen, with the black tying in the color of the granite countertop. Design by AB Design Elements.
AB Design Elements of Scottsdale designed this magnificent transitional kitchen as a feast for the eyes. The soft color palette allows the special features of the room to make powerful statements, such as harlequin-patterned backsplash, the custom wood ceiling and the black-trimmed windows.
Everywhere you look in this beautiful, AB Design Elements kitchen, the eyes feast upon an interesting, bold architectural feature that works together for a comfortable design. The open kitchen plan allows for a combination of design elements, such as infusing touches of rusticity with exposed beams, wood trim, cable lighting and stainless appliances against the traditional aspects of the cabinetry and floor.
In their kitchen design, AB Design Elements used a combination of lighting systems to work within the space. For an up-to-the-minute look, low voltage cable lighting was installed under the graduated tray ceiling that highlights points of the room but does not visually impair the flow of the architectural features, as the lights seem to float in the room. Recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting and chandeliers are also placed strategically in the room that complement its overall transitional design.
This kitchen's designer selected green and white marble tiles in a classic harlequin pattern for a unique backsplash that contemporizes this otherwise traditional kitchen. The silver antique meat grinder is another showstopper of the room and makes one think of an artistic piece of sculpture, rather than a cooking apparatus.