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#KDChat Kitchen Design Chat Today 5:30PM ET

Please join me today for a Twitter chat on kitchen finds from High Point. Designer Tamara Stephenson will be the guest host and has just come back from High Point, in part, looking for trends and ways to incorporate home furnishings for other uses into the kitchen - alternative storage pieces, multi-use furnishings, dining trends and more.

Kitchen Design Chat Monday Oct 22 at 5:30 pm ET #KDChat - just go to tweetchat.com and enter KDChat

http://www.kitchendesignchat.com

Imagine for a moment, you are designing your kitchen. Look for inspiration everywhere and anywhere. These two images of this gorgeous, rich, gray blue, paired with other grays AND with warm colored metals is at once new and classic. I can see a very personal, untrendy, but timeless, kitchen design with these classic shades. I see warm colored hardware and faucet and lighting and wood flooring. Perhaps with blocks of white either on the walls or countertop or deep, rich grays as cabinetry or wall color..wherever the imagine takes one.

Here is the kitchen display in a Copenhagen kitchen showroom that goes with a close up shot that I posted the other day. I’m not sure I love the floor with the busy drawer pattern, although I do like the drawers. Nice symmetry on the cooktop wall. I don’t love the back of the island…too busy. I think the floor should have been wood and the back of the island, plain. Then, it would be perfect…to me. (Image by Susan)

Here is the kitchen display in a Copenhagen kitchen showroom that goes with a close up shot that I posted the other day. I’m not sure I love the floor with the busy drawer pattern, although I do like the drawers. Nice symmetry on the cooktop wall. I don’t love the back of the island…too busy. I think the floor should have been wood and the back of the island, plain. Then, it would be perfect…to me. (Image by Susan)

I can tell you that Scandinavian design means lots of interesting color combinations…just for the fun of it. This combination works beautifully. Medium warm blue/gray, white as a foundation, and then a shot of red. Why not??
For kitchen inspiration, let’s see: I’m thinking white cabinetry, a blue/gray finish on a wood floor and small touches of red, or hey, maybe a red hood over the cooktop in one red block. Sometimes when you tie in color too evenly and balanced, it’s a touch contrived, which leads me to the red hood idea… Soft gray for countertops and backsplash and white walls round it out. (image by Susan)

I can tell you that Scandinavian design means lots of interesting color combinations…just for the fun of it. This combination works beautifully. Medium warm blue/gray, white as a foundation, and then a shot of red. Why not??

For kitchen inspiration, let’s see: I’m thinking white cabinetry, a blue/gray finish on a wood floor and small touches of red, or hey, maybe a red hood over the cooktop in one red block. Sometimes when you tie in color too evenly and balanced, it’s a touch contrived, which leads me to the red hood idea… Soft gray for countertops and backsplash and white walls round it out. (image by Susan)