Decorating video: Creating texture in a kitchen

Textures are as important as the colour scheme in all kitchens. Mix shiny, matt, glossy and smooth textures for a stylish and visually stimulating space. Interior designer Kerr Drummond shares his tips for using texture in your kitchen in this inspiring video guide.

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Decorating video: Creating texture in a kitchen

Creating texture in a kitchen

Watch this video to hear interior designer Kerr Drummond's advice on adding texture to a kitchen design scheme.

  • <b>Choose a kitchen design theme</b>

    Choose a kitchen design theme

    Matt or satin surface textures lend themselves to a more traditional setting. Flooring such as travertine stone floor tiles adds character to the space and look natural. Antique items such a waxed wooden tables will add more personality and interest to an otherwise modern design. If you’ve opted for an industrial style kitchen design, soften the overall look by introducing fabric elements such as a linen lampshade or chic window dressings.

    If you’re not sure how to add interest to a large, open plan style kitchen, texture is a great place to start. Use a mixture of gloss, matt and smooth surfaces, to add warmth and style to your kitchen.

  • <b>Adding texture</b>

    Adding texture

    A matt surface on wall units contrasts well with shiny glass splash backs and brushed steel, cupboard handles. Natural wooden grain flooring works well with gloss white units, allowing light to bounce around the room and create an airy feel. Gloss units are also easy to clean and add to the feeling of space in the room.

    Remember, simple and inexpensive items such as plants and utensil pots can also be used to add interest and colour to your kitchen scheme.

  • <b>Add texture with colour</b>

    Add texture with colour

    When opting for a simple monochrome colour scheme, texture is all the more important. Consider using patterned textured wallpaper and lay rugs on the floor to add warmth. A deep, dark colour on the walls can add depth to your room and highlight stylish and good quality wall units and appliances.