Match (or Contrast) Dishes to Your Walls
Today’s trendy open kitchen shelves incorporate the background wall color in the design. Matching or contrasting colors can add eye-catching excitement to the space. In the example shown here, the warm wood shelves and checked napkin contrast the white wall, while the white dishes blend in with the background. If the shelf or dish colors clash with your walls, it may look ugly no matter how you try to organize it.
Avoid Storing Food Items Here
Add Texture with Wood and Glass
If you don’t have anything but ceramic cups and bowls on your shelves, think about mi it up a little. Open shelving is a great place to store wooden and glass bowls and utensils. Alternating materials can also give your shelving a more industrious, organized look when done correctly.
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