Posted by Milan Jara
29 May, 2012

Hot Tips for a Cool Summer Kitchen

When the mercury rises, it can be tempting to forego cooking and take yourself and your family out to dinner. But that can get expensive very quickly. Now there’s a way to keep your kitchen from sizzling in the summer, with cool kitchen décor and our hot decorative ceiling tiles.

Keep Cool with Coral

The hot color for summer ’12 is coral, and one of our hottest ceiling tiles is the DCT LRT 14 Faux Leather Wall and Ceiling Tile in Coral Gold.
Faux Leather Tile in Coral Gold
With its swirling ripples reminiscent of the sands of the Sahara, you might think it would make you feel hot, but its cool coral color and smooth finish will take you away to a desert oasis where you can relax under a fluffy palm tree alongside a cooling lagoon. Can’t you just feel the breeze?

Cool off with White-Hot White

If you’re more of a traditionalist, consider classic pure white—not only for ceiling tiles but also for appliances. It’s a well-known fact that white reflects and deflects heat, so when the temperature outside goes up, so should these crisp, clean white decorative ceiling tiles. Our R-03 and R-68 Styrofoam sunburst tiles are especially appealing for summer kitchens.
R-03 Swirling Sunburst Styrofoam Decorative Ceiling Tile
White looks great for storage, too. One way to cool off your summer kitchen is to lighten it up by opening it up. Consider replacing dark cabinets with light oak or pine or whitewashed wood. You can also put in glass cabinet fronts or even remove the doors completely.

Lighten Up with Sunny Colors

For a quick and easy update, replace a heavy tablecloth with smaller, lighter place mats, perhaps featuring palm trees or tropical fish. We have several tiles that match the summery tropical theme, including our Island Oasis tin ceiling tile.
It’s always a good idea to replace the liner paper in your cabinets and drawers with clean, fresh, new paper once a year, and summer is the perfect time to freshen it up. Brighten up it up with paper of sunny lemon yellow, a bright honeydew green, or a fresh summer peach. All of our white styrofoam tiles can be ordered or hand-painted in colors to match your sunny mood as well as your shelf paper.
So when the heat is on, don’t waste your money eating out. Just lighten up and brighten up your kitchen and turn it into a cool, clean oasis with decorative ceiling tiles in bright whites or summery colors. Your family and your pocketbook will appreciate it!

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