Over the past few years the interior design world has witnessed the transition from crisp, clean, muted neutrals and classic all-white kitchens to ushering in big, bold, statement designs and home decor that are all about saturated color and expressing unique personality through interior design upgrades from room to room. These prominent, more daring design ideas are already being incorporated into luxurious interior designs and kitchen designs by decorators the world over. One of our favorite new go-to’s being sleek, matte appliances as an alternative to the stainless steel we see everywhere.
As you can imagine, our New York interior designers are already looking out for the next big interior design direction, and we’re all ears when it comes to ideas for modern kitchen designs and bathrooms. While matte finished decor and matte appliances aren’t entirely new to the interior design world, our team members continue to report back that they’re receiving more and more requests about matte appliances being integrated into kitchens this year more than ever before.
If you’re not sure about incorporating bold colors into your kitchen renovation project, consider neutral matte finished decor and appliances. To help you get inspired with the best practices and savvy decorating tips to start integrating matte decor and appliances, Décor Aid interior designers share these five interior design ideas that will help you create a chic kitchen design with matte appliances.
Mixing Details with Matte Colors
Love the trending matte look, but not sure if you are ready to upgrade all of your kitchen’s appliances? Lucky for you, a simple kitchen design idea our interior designers recommend is opting to paint your cabinets in a trending matte finish. Matte green is an excellent choice when mixed with wooden materials, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Whereas, mattes in yellow and orange compliment polished nickel and stainless steel while giving your space a bold, invigorating new look. So no need to be reluctant mixing your space with mattes, even when not incorporating matte appliances, different finishes that are on trend can easily help revamp your kitchen decor.
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Incorporate Matte Black Appliances
The unrealistic all-white kitchen aesthetic that made its way into kitchen interiors across the country now tends to look dated and uninspiring. If you are looking for ways to update your all-white kitchen, going with white matte appliances makes for a safe choice while sparing you from a complete overhaul. However, it may lead to a lackluster kitchen that remains hard to keep clean. As a smarter alternative, we suggest creating a chic kitchen design with a matte appliance that is finished in in a darker hue such as black. Matte black happens to be a stunning option as it will always look seriously chic and crisp, and will remain forever in style. From stoves to apron sinks, more retailers are offering kitchen appliances with this fantastic on-trend matte finish that happens to make them look so much cooler in matte black.
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Those looking to refresh their kitchen might be thinking that matte appliances and matte finished decor will leave them with a dull space. However when you mix modern elements with styles you like, you’re able to go all out with items full of personality. By mixing matte finishes with materials you love when looking to incorporate matte in your kitchen decoration, opt to use matte in bold colors like black, deep purples or bright reds that will compliment the rest of your kitchen decor and add some visual wit.
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If you aren’t going for an entirely matte look, consider adding unique accents lights, decor pieces and small matte finished appliances, to give your kitchen space some extra definition. If you have a more traditional or rustic kitchen design scheme, a fantastic kitchen design idea is to swap out your current faucet and replace it with one that is finished in matte as this will lend your rustic kitchen a touch of modern style along with other accents like matte finished lights, sleek backsplash tiles and lighting fixtures. Using matte finished accent decor gives you the chance to try out a few different mattes in various colors, versus covering everything in with a matte finish. In essence, matte accents and appliances will help you create a unique kitchen and home that’s modern, daring even.
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In general, matte finished appliances and decor provide much-needed contrast. Most designers, however, would agree, if you are going with matte finished appliances or decor you must remember to stick true to your kitchen’s design scheme. Be strategic when styling your kitchen, this will ensure a streamlined look around the room, while also providing that the new matte appliances and decor won’t overwhelm the rest of your kitchen with their bold aesthetic. If you’re going for bold, go full-scale with a selection of complimentary matte appliances, cabinets, and even shelving to embrace this new dramatically bold yet classic aesthetic.
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