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  • DESIGN INSPIRATION: The Industrial Kitchen

    The previous blog post about2017 kitchen design trends mentioned mixing up materials within the space was definitely here to stay this year. With one of the options being the eclectic design-also mentioned in a previous blog post, another sought-after look is the industrial style kitchen-which is  a little more on the neutral color palette with more metallic accents and touches. Check out how you can incorporate this restaurant-inspired look into your home!

    Natural Elements-Taking some inspiration from modern design, the industrial style is defined by natural, undressed tones-such as grainy woods and eclectic brick tones. These natural tones define the color palette of the entire kitchen and it gives the kitchen a casual elegance that is typically not achieved. A popular natural element in this design style is the mixture of contrasting wood undertones, which gives the kitchen a natural, understated visual appeal.

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    No Upper Cabinets-Another aspect of the industrial-style kitchen is skipping the wall cabinet storage. Nevertheless, the style does incorporate some forms of upper storage in the form of open shelves or racks along the backsplash. In fact, significant storage can still be a part of the kitchen without the upper cabinetry. See some ideas in the previous blog post. The idea of  lesser wall cabinets is to keep the kitchen look open and airy, and it is a great opportunity to display any collections and cookware.

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    Metallic Touches-The use of metals is one of the hallmarks that defines the industrial kitchen style. All types of metallics: such as the cooler stainless steel or the warmer copper, bronze or brass; can be added to emphasize this kitchen style. In many industrial kitchens, stainless steel appliances are extremely popular with other metallic touches added in the handles and light fixtures. The metals work on counter tops and are available and various finishes. For example, brushed finishes, rather than the shine finish hides the finger prints and wear and tear. The brushed finish balances against the muted, undressed tones of the remainder of the kitchen.

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    Plants-Plants in the kitchen are a great balance against the natural tones and the metallic touches. With all the neutral color palette and natural finishes, plants bring both color and life to the kitchen. For some ideas for your kitchen garden, check out the previous blog post. A great alternative to plants is even having an indoor tree just to bring some color to the industrial kitchen space.

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    Track Lighting-Track lighting is another key characteristic of the industrial kitchen with using spotlighting to illuminate tasks in the kitchen. With lighting, one can get creative with either sconces or pendants.

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    Dine-In Islands-Finally, industrial kitchens often have a table-style island, allow for extra prep space within the kitchen. The dining table island can be paired with chairs or benches for more understated option. The metallic edging on the benches  will highlight the industrial appeal within the kitchen space.

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