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Top 5 Battles in NC Kitchen Designs | Color, Tile, Cabinets & More

Posted by Penny Hull on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 @ 10:12 AM

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors for the Kitchen

What are the top five design battles brewing over new home kitchen tile, paint, and cabinetry combinations?

  • Tans, browns, and beige vs. whites, grays, and espresso tones
  • Vertical mixed mosaic tile patterns vs. horizontal mosaic patterns
  • Painted vs. stained cabinets - in white, espresso, and maple
  • Ceramic vs. stone, metal, and other tile materials
  • Farmhouse vs. craftsman, contemporary, and traditional themes
See how these elements come together in these Five Top Kitchen Design Ideas, below:

(Click on the photos below to see floor plans and additional photos from these NC custom homes.)


Kitchen Design Idea #1: Beige Paint, Bone Tile, and Hickory Cabinets

While white painted cabinets and espresso wood stain remain popular selections for new homes, we're also seeing a return to hickory and maple kitchen cabinets with natural stains.

This country farmhouse style kitchen blends a range of natural materials and tones in the paint, tile, cabinet, and granite counter top selections.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 6108 Latte by Sherwin Williams

Tile splash: 3x6 "Bone Natural" Field Tile with a vertical mix mosaic above the range

Cabinets: Hickory cabinets with Chestnut stain

Granite Counter Tops: "Venetian Ice"

Kitchen Design Idea #2: Gray Paint, Red Tile, Two Islands with Antique Glaze

This expansive, two island kitchen blends natural tile tones with antique painted cabinets and delicious glazes on top.

The first island serves as a cooking, prep, and cleaning space while the second accommodates party platters and casual dining. (See a floor plan and additional kitchen photos here.)

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7548 Portico by Sherwin Williams

Tile splash: 4x4'' diagonal set Noce Antique Field Tile with 2x2'' Adelaide Hills Blend with Cinnamon, Raspberry, and Vanilla

Cabinets: Lewis painted antique perimeter cabinets with a chocolate glaze and island cabinets with black glaze

Kitchen Design Idea #3: Gray Paint, Metallic Tile, Formal White Painted Cabinets

Classic, traditional elements flow alongside contemporary finishes throughout this NC new home kitchen.  Classic elements include white painted cabinets. Contemporary touches include metallic tile accents.

A window above the sink offers direct line of sight into the backyard, great for keeping an eye on kids playing outdoors - while getting down to business with the two-oven gas range.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray

Tile Splash: 5/8'' Falls Creek Blend Mosaic Tile

Cabinets: Maple wood with Antique white paint (the island cabinets are also Maple with Espresso stain)

Kitchen Design Idea #4: Beige Paint, Tan Tile, Espresso Cabinets

This luxury kitchen design features glass front cabinet doors, a stone frame around the main kitchen wall, and furniture style cabinets with a center bump-out.

Contrary to many open concept floor plans, this kitchen opens to the breakfast room, separate from the living room around the corner.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7506 Loggia by Sherwin Williams

Tile Splash: 4x4'' Ivory Tumbled Travertine with 1x1'' Carmel Mix Hones Mosaic above the range

Cabinets: Maple with Espresso stain

Kitchen Design Idea #5: Beige Paint, Rustic Brick Tile, Slate Stain Cabinets

This island kitchen incorporates two types of cabinet materials and finishes: maple and oak wood with white paint and slate stain.

A raised eating bar opens interaction space from the kitchen to the living room, and hides the two bowl kitchen sink.

The gas range is perfect for those who love to cook complex meals with precise heating elements.

Popular Tile Backsplash Styles, Paint Tones, and Cabinet Colors | NC New Homes

This Stanton Homes custom kitchen design features:

Paint: SW 7512 Pavilion Beige by Sherwin Williams

Tile Splash: 3x6'' Walnut Tumbled Travertine in a brick pattern with 2x12'' Walnut Tavertine Chair Rail and 1/2 x 1/2'' Branch Mix Mosaics above the range

Cabinets: Maple perimeter cabinets with Antique White Paint; Oak refrigerator cabinet and island cabinets with Slate Stain

(See a similar brick tile in this version of the Christina.)


NC New Home Kitchen Design:

Which kitchen selection combinations stand out to you? Get more ideas for every room of the home, inside our Houzz Ideabooks, here.

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit www.StantonHomes.com to learn more about building an NC custom home - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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