Colour, texture and light play a huge role in bringing your cooking space to life. And although blu_line’s fortay is bringing functionality to kitchen design, sometimes we just need to look at the beauty behind their designs…functionality aside. So let’s deconstruct the aesthetics behind the kitchen design they call London, shall we?!
blu_line’s London kitchen design features an array of textures and colours that are a pleasure on the eye. The steel down lights and the lacquered cupboards provide an elegant contrast with both having reflective properties. The steel reflects the shine of the surrounding light, while the lacquered cupboards have a glossiness to them and mirror the environment.
At the same time, blu_line has installed surfaces of the same material offer another sort of contrast. This time it’s a contrast of colour with the white lacquered countertop working in harmony with the dark blue high gloss cupboards below. These are beautifully contrasted by the brown marble breakfast nook that sort of leans across the countertop. Together these hues create a sort of tri-colour, L-shaped island.
The walls of blu_line’s London kitchen also speak volumes. The green and brown motif of the wallpaper works magically with the brown wood of the door and frame that is set within the wall. Here, the contrast is more of a play on textures with the solid colored door popping out from the dancing wallpaper.
blu_line’s clever use of lighting also brings the London kitchen and all its textures and colours to life…as well as, its different spaces. Yes, we did say we’d put functionality in the backseat for a bit, but with blu_line design, it’s just too hard! The steel downlights illuminate the workspace and the countertop nicely, making cooking a easier. At the same time, the pendant lighting fixtures above the nook make socializing over a meal a pleasure. And if you look over at the shelves, you’ll see that a spotlight has been used to illuminate this area.
For ideas on different textures, colour combinations and lighting fixtures for the kitchen, visit the blu_line website at www.blu-line.co.za.