Designed by Giuseppe Bavuso for Ernestomeda, the new Icon kitchen was previewed at Eurocucina 2012 in Milan. Emanating charisma and elegance, the new kitchen was specifically designed to meet certain criteria: functionality, clean aesthetics and technical performance. Bavuso wanted to design a kitchen that embraces minimalist design without compromising on personality or charm. He says: “I like to think I succeed in satisfying everyone who loves rationality and functionality without having to give up the heart of things. ”
There is an interesting use of materials in this kitchen, which give it a very tactile appeal. There are also some very interesting elements such as the flex wall cabinets, which have doors that slide up and fold out of the way, or the rear tidy system that reveals itself from below the counter top at the touch of a button.
How do you like this kitchen? We think it’s pretty sleek!
Yellow is one of those hues that seems to capture the joyful bliss of summer to perfection, and this is especially true if you add a light, mellow shade or even a cool pastel yellow backdrop to the kitchen. The farmhouse-style kitchen below combines this bright yellow magic with a dark gray backsplash and countertops to craft a captivating and relaxing kitchen. The flood of natural light helps add to the cheery ambiance. Here is another kitchen that takes the traditional notion of gray as the principal color in the room and yellow as the one used in moderation and flips it on its head. When it comes to the kitchen, there is absolutely no reason to hold back on yellow; even in case of cool, contemporary kitchens. Gray here brings definition to the white cabinets and makes a big impact even though it is used in a very limited fashion.
While some kitchens tend to revel in a flood of yellow and others look great when gray takes over the lead role, there are times when you need a perfect balance between both hues to create your dream kitchen. Yellow plays a major role in kitchens with styles ranging from rustic and farmhouse to Mediterranean and Craftsman. Gray on the other hand brings the urbane appeal of contemporary and transitional styles and even looks perfectly at home in industrial settings. It is often the style you choose that will determine which of the two colors plays the protagonist in your kitchen.