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Creating Style in your Kitchen: Accentuating Features

Factoring style into your kitchen can be a daunting prospect. After all, the majority of us spend a vast amount of our time at home in this space, never mind that it is the usual spot for entertaining guests! Integrating personal style is also quite different to considering the house as a whole and how the kitchen will factor into the look of the space.

Keeping the kitchen as a functional space is always a vital part, but as the room in which we spend our time with family and friends, the way that your kitchen reflects your personal style is a permanent feature of the home. There are many ways to incorporate your personal home style into kitchen features, and below we have laid out a few of our favourites. 

Retaining period features can be a great way to emphasise the individuality of the kitchen and can create a focal point to work around in terms of design choices. Choosing to retain features such as fireplaces and chimney breasts can be an effortless way to create a central point of the kitchen making an alcove for a range cooker or AGA with space for a stunning backsplash to finish off the space. Making a kitchen integrate into an older property may seem like a challenge but the features of the property can themselves add a stylish element to the kitchen, and granite is an excellent option to pair with wood, tiling, and traditional kitchens. Choosing to have a different edging profile on your stone may also compliment period features such as coving.

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Tiling or exposed brick walls always make a statement especially when paired with high gloss work surfaces and co-ordinating cabinets. Choosing an eye catching feature to centre the design process around is a perfect way to create and emphasise your personal home style in the kitchen. Mosaic or coloured tiles create a flowing design if installed around your kitchen or on a feature wall.

A splashback in a marbled/veined pattern can draw the eye and looks beautiful when matched with stone worktops to continue the pattern along the wall. Painting a feature wall, perhaps where there is less need for cabinetry, can match the kitchen to other areas of the home, meaning the style of the rest of the house is carried over. 

Picking hardware that makes a statement is a great way to tie in some colour and excitement to the kitchen without necessarily having brightly coloured walls or cabinets. Featuring gold, copper, or brass metal ware such as handles is a great option and can draw the eye across the kitchen. Brass or copper colours can compliment darker kitchens and give a traditional, but eccentric feel with their warm tones; this is perfect for continuing a colour theme throughout the home in a subtle way. 

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Going for an unusual stone choice for your worktops is an easy way to create drama within the kitchen, regardless of the colours and choices for the rest of the space and this can show your individual style choices. A patterned stone can be the starring element of the kitchen and an opportunity to go wild with the look! Choosing a marbled effect, or going with an unusual colour can be a feature in itself and can centre the kitchen’s colours and patterns. There are any number of stunning natural stones that contain colours that can complement other aspects of your kitchen and marble effect quartz colours are ideal if you’re looking for a modern twist on stone worktops! 
At Purple our selection of colours in Quartz and Granite means that we have something to suit every new kitchen colour or style. Whether you’re looking for sleek Quartz or a dramatic natural stone we have a wide variety of colours and patterns available, and if you’ve seen something you like we can source it! Email us your plans or measurements for a new kitchen or worktop replacement sales@purplegranite.co.uk