How to Add Texture to Your Kitchen

Homeowners have a lot to consider when designing a kitchen remodel, from the color palette and hardware to the flooring, cabinets and countertop materials and style. One of the most overlooked aspects of designing your kitchen, however, is texture — a small detail that can have a significant visual impact that adds flair to your design.

Why Does Texture Matter?

Regardless of the style you plan for your kitchen, the most functional aspects of a kitchen often include a lot of smooth or shiny surfaces, such as your appliances and countertops. Texture adds depth and contrast by breaking up flat or monochromatic surfaces. In fact, many kitchen designs are mixing high-tech, modern elements and finishes with traditional elements for warmth.

Include Distressed Finishes

Distressed finishes are currently one of the hottest trends in design, and just including a few subtle distressed touches can give you instant texture and contrast, especially when combined with other textured elements. You can go for heavily distressed wood for your cabinets, chairs or stools, or just a subtle glaze that lifts some of the details to eliminate the flat look. You could also use wide-plank or reclaimed wood to imbue the space with some natural texture.

Mix in Some Patterns

Patterns are a great way to add some texture to your kitchen. You can choose between actual tactile patterns made with smaller materials or faux patterned countertops or tiles that create the illusion of texture on a smooth, easy-to-clean surface.

Add Textured Details

If you don’t want to combine textures with cabinetry, tile and countertops, you can gain some nuanced textured with details like knobs and pulls, sink fixtures, lighting or decor like curtains, artwork, sculptures, vases and other touches.

Use Textured Floor Tiles

Though most people choose smooth tile or hardwood for kitchen floors, you have an opportunity to add a lot of texture with the right flooring materials. Cement tiles, or encaustic tiles, give kitchens a rustic look and provide a beautiful contrast against smooth surfaces. Terra cotta tiles are another great option that gives your kitchen a sophisticated and old-world appeal with a lot of texture.

Use a Variety of Materials

When it comes to the many elements of your kitchen design, you have plenty of material options to choose from to add texture and interest. You can include metal, wood, glass, stone, brick, marble, granite and more, giving you a beautiful composition for your kitchen. Other touches, such as a built-in butcher’s block for your countertop, display cabinets with decorative elements and relief artwork, are great options to mix up the textures in your kitchen without a full overhaul.

Get Expert Help With Your Kitchen Remodel

From the color contrast to the materials to the textures, so much goes into the planning of your kitchen remodel. If you want some expert advice and guidance, Kitchen Solvers can help. We’ll provide you with high-quality products and services to help you get the kitchen of your dreams. Contact us today for a consultation!  Also be sure to check out our blog, Steps to Take When You Plan Your Kitchen Remodel for more information on planning your kitchen remodel.

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