To create a natural, fresh feel to your kitchen implementing key elements that are associated with nature will amplify your style and help you to create your desired look.
Pick a Natural Countertop
If you are in the market for a new countertop, this is the easiest way to pull nature into your kitchen. Marble, granite and butcher block are among the most popular options. Quartz and concrete have gained in popularity in recent years and are arguably a more environmentally conscious option. Here are a few of our favourites:
Play with Texture
Kitchens can often feel cold and sterile after an update. To fix this, try to bring in some softness to compliment a room full of solid surfaces. Textiles will instantly soften your room, add warmth and create a layered effect which is so prevalent in nature. Look for pieces like carpet runners, drapes or even light fixtures. Check out these great examples:
Think Outside the Box with your Hardware, Faucet and Fixtures
Hardware is often overlooked as an important design element in the kitchen. We would argue that hardware makes more of an impact than your faucet and fixtures, but ultimately they all work together to create one complete story. Consider organic shapes and brushed finishes for a nature inspired finish. Here are some great examples we love.
Include Live Plants
This is an obvious one, but often overlooked in the kitchen. There are a variety of plant species suitable for environments like the kitchen which are prone to temperature fluctuation. With all plants, the amount of light in your space is the most important factor, so keep that in mind when purchasing. Here are the 5 we find easiest to care for in the kitchen:
- Peace Lily – minimal maintenance and has air purifying qualities
- Aloe Vera – Minimal water and needs lots of sun
- Chinese Evergreen – minimal sun, moderate watering
- ZZ Plant – bare minimum water and sun
- English Ivy – Minimal water and filtered sunlight
If you don’t have a green thumb, we say avoid faux plants and try preserved pieces like mosses or boxwood. Countertops, open shelving and lighting fixtures are an optimal spot for live greens, here are a few fabulous examples of kitchen greenery.
Pick Paint Colours Inspired by Nature
This is where you can have fun. Our best advice is to find a colour that is naturally occurring and match your paint to it. If you lean towards neutrals look at things like wooden logs for colour inspiration. If you are drawn to colour, look to things like food, flowers, or landscapes for inspiration.
If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to bring these trends to your home, you’re in the right place. We believe that anything is possible with a little creativity and imagination. Our team would love to help you freshen up your space. Contact us today to get started at email@example.com, we would love to hear from you! We would also love to see you on social media, so let us know which trends are your favourite over on our Instagram page @si_and_oui.