You have just discovered the perfect stone slab, its dramatic veining and vibrant color tones blend precisely to make that daring statement you’ve been after. As a rule of thumb, when the countertop is exceptionally striking and functions as one of the kitchen’s primary focal points, the splash takes a backseat as a complementary element. Avoiding the use of intricate patterns and intense colors within the backsplash adjoining a heavily veined countertop is generally a good idea, but going subtle doesn’t have to mean boring!! By seeking out a single color tone contained within the countertop material itself and transferring it onto the backsplash through the use of a decorative insert or border, you can create a design that will marry the two nicely. On the other hand if your desire is to make the backsplash a primary focal point in the space, be sure your tone down the countertop as to keep things in balance.
PREDICTIONS FOR 2011’S COLORS OF THE YEAR
Coral – Perfectly paired with blue and golds, coral adds warmth to any room particularly as an unexpected accent in a bathroom
Green – Green’s popularity soared in 2010, and 2011 will be just as kind to the versatile color, which works in just about any room in the house.
Yellow – Influenced by Mayan culture and folktales, sunstone gold will be one of the many Native American, Influences on color next year. Yellow adds a nice burst of color to the home but can be too bold for some. A lighter shade may work for the color shy.
Gray – Gray will be a go-to color in the coming months because it complements any other color. Gray even goes with gray
Blue – Blue has a split personality. It can trigger feeling of sadness ( hence the phrase “ feeling blue “ ), but it’s also the most relaxing color. Icy Blue is set to be the dominant shade in 2011.
Red-Cast Blue – red cast blue looks like a very deep royal purple, with red and blue undertones, Adding a bit of drama to everyday decors, the color is set to shine next year.