A common issue after investing in all of the larger kitchen elements and spending time and thought in making them work cohesively, is that the smaller details can be overlooked. For example, your existing accessories and tableware might not match if you're remodelling and can stand out like a sore thumb and add visual clutter to the scheme. Ginger Curtis, president of Urbanology Designs offers her advice:
'The mistake would be to overstuff your kitchen. This will make it look tight, cluttered and like there is no negative space or breathing room... which even small kitchens need.'
Our advice, ensure your storage is as capacious as possible and hide away anything that doesn't look good, get used much or simply can be stashed rather than displayed. Then, ensure what is on show fits the overall decor theme or color story.
'Lots of colors that jar against each other will make any room feel cluttered, chaotic and inevitably smaller,' says Jen Ebert. 'Of course, you want your kitchen to be functional and practical, so if you want all your appliances and essential ingredients to hand on your countertop, you will be best choosing a one-color kitchen scheme that will help the space feel streamlined however busy it is. Then use different tones of that color to add visual interest.'