A guide to creating an Autumn Kitchen
An autumn kitchen filled with the vivid warm colours of the season truly is a sight to behold. Inspiration can be drawn from many places, but perhaps the best way to soak the season in is to go on a country walk and simply pay close attention to the leaves, crops, natural patterns and colours that surround you.
Researching design catalogues and websites is definitely a good idea, but initially you should set out to learn from nature. Take in the tones of harvest time and then search for flooring, fittings and decor that capture the spirit of autumn.
Classic autumn colours include deep reds, burnt oranges, golden and rich chocolate browns, chestnut and golden yellows. Imagine your kitchen as a blank space and slowly fill it as though you are holding a harvest in your home.
Let’s start from the ground up: flooring. You have a clear choice when it comes to creating the autumn kitchen of your dreams – laminate flooring, wood flooring or stone flooring.
Nothing quite says autumn as strongly as a hardwood floor. There are many different types of hardwood to choose from, each with its unique colour, texture and tone. Autumn favourites are oak, maple, walnut and birch.
Beautiful and hard wearing, if you’re planning a complete redesign of your kitchen this autumn a hardwood floor is a solid investment. However, if you are working with a tight budget, you may wish to opt for laminate flooring, which can replicate the look of hardwood and is available in a vast array of autumn colours.
Now you’re stood on the floor of your dreams it’s time to decide on the kitchen worktops. For a stunning natural look, choosing a hardwood kitchen worktop to complement your hardwood or laminate flooring makes sense.
You can match your hardwood kitchen worktop with your flooring or choose a different hardwood whose colour, tone and texture still works well with your flooring and decor. Hardwood worktops available which are perfect for autumn include ash, oak, maple, iroko, walnut and birch.
As for your wallpaper or paint, nice neutral beiges or faint yellows will provide a subtle backdrop to help accentuate the vibrant autumn colours of the surrounding fittings and decor. Autumn coloured ceramic crockery filled with pot pourri, dark leaves and pine cones, will give the kitchen a wonderful rustic feel.
A wood dining table that complements the hardwood of your kitchen flooring and worktops is a great addition. Place an autumn coloured tablecloth and napkins on it, perhaps a deep crimson and white checked tablecloth, or alternatively a leaf print design. At the centre create a harvest display. Use a large wicker basket and arrange wheat, autumn flowers, wreathes and pot pourri within it.
Curtains and towels should be autumn colour coded with the rest of the kitchen. Last but not least, remember that the scent of the season is as important as the sights. Use joss sticks scented with cinnamon, apple and other spices to make your autumn kitchen smell as good as it looks.
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Wow lots of beauties here, I am amazed by what they are doing with flooring these days…love the long subway, and that tile floor meant to look like wood is incredible!!
bom dia, querida!!!!!! tudo bem? otima 5a. feira pra vc
Backsplash is a great way to add fun colors into a kitchen. Love the first image. And I like dark floors for some reason.
Have a lovely day!
I love the 2nd to last floor, but kitchen grout can be so hard to clean thoroughly, which turns me off to grout in general. All the tiles are very pretty but I can’t help remembering my days as a barista scrubbing floor grout with a toothbrush.
Nossa, quanta coisa linda. Destaco a cozinha branca da primeira imagem., o azulejo de borboletas lindo na cozinha e aquele azulejo branco com pequenos detalhes em azul com um coração pendurado!!
Madeira nos tampos não são comuns por aqui, deve ter um super tratamento especial contra umidade.
Beautiful guest post. Loved seeing the different options.
In reply to Timothy. I had the same issue with grouts but when I bought my tiles from topps, great service by the way, they sold me a grout protector that really works..no more stained grout awesome. And I also agree with his choice of floor.
Love that first kitchen tile work!
Loved the clear pictures, it is surprising how good a plain tile can look in the right setting. With a colourful décor and bright rug a plain tiled room can look crisp and clean