But no matter what color and material you decide to use for your kitchen, it is important that you aim for simplicity and functionality because those are the basics of contemporary design. This will give your kitchen a sense of openness and efficiency.
Next, you are going to want to bring some light into your small kitchen. Most small kitchen design problems stem from the fact that there are no windows in the kitchen. Thus, it makes the small kitchen look very closed in and very dark. A good way to fix this problem, as well as a good idea to make it look bigger is to add light wherever you can. The best way to do that is to mount small lights under your cabinets. These are lights that you are not going to be able to see, but the affect that they have on your kitchen is going to be huge! Not only that, but a bright kitchen is a cozy kitchen. Since you have a small kitchen anyway, that is a good look to go for. Most small kitchen design ideas are centered around this very theme.
The color choice for appliances is also very important and contributes to the total design statement. I would suggest if you are planning a traditional style kitchen use matching white wood front decorator panels on the dishwasher and refrigerator fronts as they will blend in better with the total look and use your choice for ovens, cook tops and sinks as stainless steel or black. In a contemporary style kitchen many designers choose to accent all appliances with contrasting colors to create a more dramatic look. In the past many people felt that white kitchen cabinets were only for showrooms and thought white was too much work to maintain. With today‘s new wood finishes and synthetic materials white kitchen cabinetry is as easy to maintain as any other stained color. White kitchen cabinets have been in style for the past 20 years and show no signs of going out of the style trends to date. It is much easier to change color themes from time to time by changing window treatments, place mats and countertop accessories with new accent colors if you choose.