Everyone has a preferred style of kitchen, no matter if you’re a chef at heart or just prefer to heat something frozen using the microwave. You may be surprised to discover your personality influences the style of kitchen you prefer. So, do you know what style matches your personality?
From a modern/urban industrial look to a comfy cottage look, there’s one style of kitchen that’s perfect for you. Read on to find out what you like best and how to easily and affordably get the look you truly want:Cottage – Inviting, warm, cheerful, charming … these words describe this kitchen style – and your personality – perfectly. The color pallet for a cottage kitchen is light and includes white and soft tones. Open shelves and an apron-style sink help create the warm feeling in this kitchen. When you invite your friends over, you talk about the vintage decor you’ve used to make the space feel like home. To help create this look on a budget, shop the flea markets for decorations.
Mediterranean – You have an old soul, and you want your kitchen decorated in an earthy, colorful style with old-world charm. It’s the perfect blend of friendly and vivacious energy with tiled backsplashes, wrought iron detailing, exposed ceiling beams with brick-style flooring and raised-panel cabinets in dark wood tones. A granite countertop will really tie the entire look together, and you can accomplish this look without exceeding your budget by using Giani Granite Countertop Paint in Sicilian Sand. You’ll be pleased with how beautiful the result looks, and you’ll love that you didn’t have to overspend to accomplish the style.
Traditional – Bright, complex and sparkling are the details that exist in a traditional kitchen, and you love how architectural details bring character to the kitchen space. Warm neutral colors with decorative cabinet doors in an antique finish in the kitchen echo your approachable personality. If you want to achieve this look without needing to purchase new cabinets, consider trying Nuvo Cabinet Paint in Coconut Espresso or Euro Taupe colors.
Urban industrial – The kitchen that best fits your new-age swagger is the urban industrial style, complete with a neutral base color accented with pops of color and edgy art. The look is effortless with touches of well-traveled, rustic, modern, bold and unique. The architecture is open, with brick wall, exposed ducts and pipes or even a chalkboard wall. The furniture is unique and often mismatched, promoting individuality in each piece. Because the look is easy, you prefer open shelves instead of cabinets, and like the look and usefulness of wooden crates for storage.
When your personality and kitchen style match, you’ll discover it’s a space you call home. If you’ve let your budget keep you from the kitchen of your dreams, think again. If your space doesn’t quite match your personality perfectly, there are simple, budget-friendly steps you can take to get the style you want.