Using geometric patterns to create life in a kitchen

 

We’re noticing the return of colour and wood in these spaces, as well as geometric patterns which undoubtedly adds warmth and makes you want to spend more time in the kitchen!

 
Over the past few years, we’ve seen a fair share of monochromatic, neutral, and even lab-inspired kitchens displaying ultra-sleek and uncluttered design. The current trend is however moving away from these designs. People are actually looking to add more warmth in their kitchens, making them more inviting. Thus, we’re noticing the return of colour and wood in these spaces, as well as geometric patterns which undoubtedly adds warmth and makes you want to spend more time in the kitchen!

I particularly love using geometric tiles for my projects. And anytime I propose them to my clients, they fall in love with them too. They are definitely different and they add a little something special in your décor. A lot of retailers carry these tiles, which are either made of porcelain, ceramic or cement. The cement version is a material that is really interesting to use.

These tiles are usually handmade, therefore they are not perfect, but then again, the natural and vintage look is what we are looking for, right? They will instantly add life to a kitchen backsplash and, when used on floors, they will not go unnoticed. To those who think that this is only a temporary trend which will go out of style sooner rather than later, I can only say that this pattern design has been around for a long time in places such as Spain, Morocco and Tunisia among others. To withstand the test of time, I suggest using them sparingly, in grey, black or white.

In fact, I just recently finished the redesign of a family home in which we used geometric tiles for the kitchen backsplash. The goal with this project was to keep a moderate look. The tiles chosen for the kitchen are in black and white. Since this home benefits from a splendid water-facing view, we wanted to let the wonderful landscape and ever-changing colours be part of the interior. Combined with the outside view, the geometric tiles on the kitchen backsplash add a sense of movement to the space. In my opinion, they go together well with the wood plank flooring and windows. I hope you like it too!

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University of Montreal graduate in interior design (2004), Jessica Rivière Gomez is passionate of both interior design and architecture.

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