Shaker style kitchens have a timeless appeal, a beautiful simplicity. With cabinet doors featuring a single centre panel and raised frame, Shaker style cabinets are unfussy and minimally adorned. This simple style contributes to the style’s popularity, because a Shaker style kitchen acts as a blank canvas on which homeowners can build the décor of their kitchen. While Shaker kitchens have traditionally been done in white, a rising trend is to choose cabinetry in stronger colours, more representative of the homeowner’s aesthetic sensibilities. In this kitchen renovation, Warrington clients decided on a peaceful sage green for their cabinetry, and the kitchen came together beautifully.
Sage green is a colour that is really having a moment, because while it is soothing and serene, it is also cheerful and welcoming. It also works well with a number of different décor styles, hardware finishes, and accents. In the kitchen design in Warrington, the clients went bold, pairing their sage Shaker style cabinets with bold black hardware, for a high contrast look. It works beautifully, particularly because of how well it plays against the white quartz worktops.
The worktop colour selected here is Itastone Calacatta Platinum, a beautiful replica of Calacatta Marble. Bright white with deep grey veining and subtle taupe highlights, this quartz has the durability that marble lacks, making it perfect for the everyday use and abuse of a family kitchen. Itastone is known as a leader in luxury marble, and Calacatta Platinum is among the company’s premium options. In this kitchen design, the Warrington clients wanted the look of Calacatta Marble and chose wisely, with the result being stunning worktops, upstands, and tall upstands, as well as quartz shelving.
This family kitchen is large and welcoming, and the colour palette contributes to the warm, inviting feeling. In addition to the sage green Shaker-style cabinets and marble effect worktops, the Warrington kitchen features light, oak hardwood floors, laid out in a herringbone pattern. The large island features creamy Shaker style lower cabinets, providing an immense amount of storage. Backing up to the island is banquette seating, for family meals at the cheerful glass top table, facing the glass doors that lead out to the courtyard. The glass doors feature black framing, tying in the black hardware on the cabinetry.
Three pendant lights illuminate the island and table area, and three corresponding light fixtures on the wall, similar but not too close of a match, grace the wall above the quartz shelf. Adding this quartz kitchen shelf creates a space outside of kitchen cupboards for decorative items and small things that might be needed at the sink, as well as a focal point to help balance the kitchen visually. The white quartz apron sink sits below the shelf, with a widespread faucet in a dark metal to match the hardware throughout the kitchen, the perfect foil to the gorgeous quartz worktops. The Warrington clients chose wisely in their décor, creating a harmonious look that allows the colour of the cupboards and the beauty of the worktops to shine.
Part of the beauty of this kitchen is its functionality. The sage green upper and lower cupboards along the wall provide ample storage, especially in combination with the creamy lower cabinets under the island. The spacious island worktop is so generously sized that it provides plenty of space for any and all kitchen tasks. The light from the pendants illuminates the workspaces of sink and island, and the natural light streaming through the floor to ceiling glass doors bathes the entire kitchen in warmth, highlighting the simple elegance of the space.
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