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Combining Colors for Creative Closet Designs

textured custom storage unitMixing colors and materials in a “mix and match” design solution continues to gain popularity.  We’ve seen the look featured in kitchens the last year or so and now it’s moving full steam ahead and going beyond changing the color of the island.

What’s trending now is being bold in the mix and match approach. We’re seeing things like brown drawers and white doors or a pop of one bright color incorporated into a more subdued overall theme.

We’re even seeing the mixing and matching of hardware, with a pull for the doors and and knob for the drawers. And not of the same style, but totally going outside the lines and incorporating something different.

So if you’re looking to add your own personality to your closet design, or any custom storage design solution in your home, color is a great tool to incorporate.

Material selections have expanded tremendously. And that’s been driven by technology that allows for more latitude in not only color, but texture being incorporated. And we’ve got lots of options for both.

This project shows the combination of two different colors, both in a textured melamine. The drawer and door pulls harmonize with the darker tone material and add a bit of dramatic effect for the overall storage design.

Another way to bring in contrasting color is going dark for the masculine/His side of a closet, and white for the feminine/Her side of a closet.

custom storage color combinationsOr you can bring in the color on just one area, perhaps a kitchen or closet island or a bank of drawers, as show in this project. The client just wanted to create some dramatic affect and the color achieves that goal.

Or you can be really bold and pull together two colors that are furthest apart on the color spectrum - black and white. Here we’ve “framed” this TV wall unit with black and surrounded the television in white with just a tight black frame around it.

We’ve also incorporated glass, lighting and closed storage for a result that’s really beautiful and exactly what the client wanted.

And we’d love to do the same for you. Our experienced design team is always happy to discuss creative storage solutions with you. Just give us a call and we’ll set up a convenient time to meet with you and start creating the project of your dreams.





Trending Closet Materials

Material makeup has a big impact on the design and building of a closet. If you're one of the people who's always "on trend", here's the latest in closet design materials so you can incorporate the ones best suited to your own personal style.

We've moved past the days of ornate design, cumbersome cabinetry and fancy details in mouldings and rosettes.

Today it's:

  1. - Clean Lines
  2. - Uncomplicated Design
  3. - Color and Texture

And texture is dominating the landscape. It can be visual and tactile. It can be rough, linear, embossed or even smooth, depending upon the material you select.

And you can mix it up. By that we mean you can finish part of the designed space in one color/texture and another part in a solid. You frequently see this style in kitchen designs. The kitchen island will be a dark wood and the cabinets are light or white. You can also spice up your garage space or create a built-in wall unit with a combination of materials.

You can balance it out. Sometimes too much texture is just that – too much! Consider the above option to create more a more balanced, soothing feeling and incorporate neutrals. Selecting a neutral color (like off white) with a textured material is a great way to balance designs out.

Go Sideways. We're not talking about the wine-drinking kind of sideways from the movie of the same title. We're talking about grain direction here. When incorporating large doors or drawers, running the grain in a horizontal direction is absolutely on trend.

And what are some suggestions for great ways to mix and match to get your perfect closet combination?

Here are some of our favorites: