Things are not always black and white….or the traditional grey and white…..

Starker cool white-gray colors have dominated most kitchen designs for several years now and may eventually go out of style in the future.  This fabulous and functional kitchen with its vivid mix of colors may outlive them all.

On the shores of Lake Conroe, in Bentwater, Charanza Contracting recreated this gorgeous new kitchen addressing a clients’ complaints of dated visual appeal and limited functionality of design in the existing 1980’s space.

The owners desired increased storage capacity and unique mixed finishes that would set their home apart from the colors found in the mainstream design of our time.  To accomplish this, the entire kitchen was demolished with a partial wall removal joining the living area for better entertainment flow.

This relatively narrow galley style kitchen now boasts custom floor to ceiling cabinets and a SubZero refrigerator with custom paneled doors to match the raised panel shaker style doors. Upper cabinets with glass inserts were designed to display the couples’ favorite collectibles with hidden LED lighting.

Large pull-out drawers were installed to create adequate and efficient storage for bakeware, utensils and pots and pans. A custom spice rack and cutlery drawers are conveniently hidden. LED under-cabinet lighting illuminates the counter surface and a customized wood painted vent hood is blended into the cabinetry.

The blue and grey hues of paint mixed with the stained alder cabinets, the mosaic stone and metal tile backsplash strike a beautifully balanced tension between cool and warm tones.

Subtle tones of gray and taupe found in Eternal Calacatta quartz countertops mimic the cool and warm design style while a porcelain plank tile floor echoes the greys.