It’s not difficult to get a trendy kitchen if you know the right tricks. Instead of making big, permanent changes to your kitchen every season, consider smaller changes that will make a big impact. If you need some design inspiration this year, consider incorporating Pantone’s 2016 colors into your kitchen.
This year, Pantone announced that two colors had received the honor of distinction. The two colors are Rose Quartz and Serenity. Here are three ways to incorporate these pastels into your kitchen décor.
Tips for Incorporating Pantone’s Rose Quartz and Serenity Into Your Kitchen Décor
Trendy kitchen cabinets in Pantone’s colors
Newly-painted cabinets can make your whole kitchen look brand new. The project is fairly straightforward, and anyone with a steady hand and some spare time can achieve nice results.
Consider a cabinet re-do using either Rose Quartz or Serenity. For longer-lasting and more durable results, cover your final surface with a layer of polyurethane. This will also make it easier to scrub dirt and grime off your cabinets without worrying about removing any paint.
To complete the transformation, don’t forget to replace the hardware. If you like the look of vintage, try searching for kitchen cabinet handles and knobs at antique fairs, online auctions or yard sales.
Countertop appliances as accent pieces
Updating your appliances is a great way to add pops of trendy colors into your kitchen. Swap your old, boring countertop appliance for a new one in one of Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year.
Check out the new KitchenAid stand mixer in Cornflower Blue. Its closeness to Serenity makes it a very near match to Pantone’s choice of blue. Plus, this pastel blue complements well if you painted your cabinets in Rose Quartz. If you chose Serenity for your cabinet color, you might like to get a brand new KitchenAid stand mixer in pink, which is KitchenAid’s equivalent to Rose Quartz.
Decorative touches in Serenity and Rose Quartz
If you love your old appliances and don’t want to replace them, you can still make use of Pantone’s 2016 colors of the year with these low-effort, high-impact kitchen decorative touches.
Cover your light switch plates in pastel pink or blue contact paper. Choose paper with a pleasing pattern for extra interest. Just lay the paper out flat on a table, lay the wall switch plate on top, and cut around the perimeter, leaving one inch on each side. Fold in carefully and adhere securely. Use a sharp knife to cut out the switch hole. Install the plate back in place on the wall and admire how simple touches can make a big difference.
Another idea to add a touch of color is to have your favorite seamstress sew up new kitchen curtains in fabric matching Pantone’s Rose Quartz or Serenity. Bring paint cards to the fabric store to ensure a good match.
Now you can boast a kitchen that is right on trend, using the latest colors of the year!
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