If you’re currently in the midst of a kitchen renovation and aiming to update your décor for the season ahead, turn to classic black stainless steel for a crisp and sophisticated finish. While stainless steel appliances are hardly a cutting edge or avant garde look, they are officially set to reign supreme for 2016. Here are a few versatile ways to upgrade your kitchen with this interior design trend now.
Contrast gleaming black fridge with pristine white countertops and shelving: For a striking décor statement which combines the best of both worlds, create a contrasting effect with stark white kitchen counters, cabinets and shelves. The look of snowy countertops and shelving will allow your black stainless steel refrigerator to stand out as the focal point of your kitchen.
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Showcase your stainless steel with brilliant red hanging lamps: Although you may want your shining new appliances to truly “steel” the spotlight this winter, try pairing your modernized black stove or dishwasher with vivid red lighting. After all, funky hanging kitchen lamps in a scarlet or crimson hue can easily bring the focus to one of the most important spaces in your house.
Use polished hardwood flooring and soft lighting as a finishing touch: To balance out the often harsh look of dark stainless steel surfaces, counteract your kitchen design with sleek mahogany hardwood floors. Meanwhile, soft yellow overhead lighting helps to create a welcoming space in the kitchen.
Offset the sharp black stainless steel with airy printed curtains and ceramic vases: If you’re craving colourful countryside accents in a highly urban kitchen, counteract your stainless steel with patterned pastel curtains. Look for soft floral prints or abstract designs in playful colours to complete the look. As a finishing touch, chic white ceramic vases filled with bright red and yellow tulips can bring much-needed colour into an otherwise clinical-looking space.