December 03, 2012
Sometimes, your kitchen needs a shot of style adrenaline. Too often these spaces fall into drab routines and the bland colorless realm of functionality. But kitchens have an important role in the house. They should be appetizing, energizing and even exciting. When you enter your kitchen you should feel hungry and ready to cook or bake. Kitchens should stir up your excitement for food - and even interior room design. While you should definitely consider going in drastic directions with your color palette, every room - no matter how outrageously styled - always needs an anchor. That's exactly what your flooring should do for your space. Anderson Hardwood Floors has just the interior design anchor for your kitchen, too - consider the Casitablanca collection. These engineered boards are made from Spanish hickory and crafted so that no two are identical. Hand-scraped and imbued with Anderson's personal guarantee of durability and beauty, these planks are the ideal addition to your kitchen, versatile enough to take on any color scheme. Consider some of these kitchen palettes that play with monochromatic style. Mostly Mint
Soothing, calm, cool and collected - that's what your mint-hued kitchen is sure to be. By going mostly mint, you'll keep your kitchen light, airy and breathable all year long without having to deal with the garish starkness of all white. Consider complementing with earth hues found in brick or displaying your finest white china on specialized shelving. Primarily Pink
The bakery gourmand is going to love this hue. Take a light and powdery pink and place it all around your kitchen, from cabinets to backsplash and the walls. You're sure to get a stylish cake-like look that anyone would fall for. Complement with dark gray and stainless steel fixtures and appliances. A lighter stain on your hardwood floors will make all the difference too. Really Red
Feel free to go with a darker reddish hue, like oxblood or maroon, but the true style extremist won't shy away from fire engine red. The best thing about this hue? Paired with traditional wood floors and countertops it becomes clean and rustic. Go modern or contemporary in your surrounding features and red is as sleek as a sports car. Either way, your hardwood floors are sure to keep the look anchored in excellent design.