HGTV's Mina Starsiak Shares The Detail That Gives This Kitchen An Edgy Touch

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The kitchen is the star of a home and often the epicenter of entertainment, so this space should reflect your aesthetic to a T. The traditional all-white look does not suit everyone's style, nor do maximalist rainbow cabinets. Sometimes an edgy vibe works best. Mina Starsiak from HGTV's "Good Bones" knows how to deliver that cool touch for those with a modern taste. Forget light gray stainless steel fixtures, and say hello to gunmetal appliances. 

Gunmetal is a deep gray that lends a dark twist to your space. It is perfect for creating an edgy look without making the room feel as small and shadowy as dark cabinetry would. Starsiak, the owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer, used gunmetal in her Season 3 Episode 4 townhouse renovation, and people loved the distinct design. Dark and moody kitchens are the next biggest home trend, so get in on the action with gunmetal gray. 

Trade in stainless steel for gunmetal appliances

"Gunmetal is so popular in kitchens because it's a practical choice," designer Cinzia Moretti shared with Caple. "But, at the same time, it's really elegant, and will create a timeless look to suit each individual design." Dive into the dark gray style by matching your major appliances in a gunmetal finish. The almost-black stove, fridge, and dishwasher are the kiss of edginess. Not only do you get a modern design, but fingerprints, smudges, and water stains are less apparent in this darker shade. It is daring stainless steel without the constant need for upkeep. Lowe's has a gunmetal kitchen sink for less than $270. You can bundle a fridge, stove, microwave, and dishwasher in the dark gray for just over $3,000.

If a total kitchen renovation isn't on your agenda, you can still get in on the moody feel by upgrading your fixtures to gunmetal. Updating hardware is a small adjustment with a big impact. Changing the knobs and pulls on your cabinets or even the handles on the sink is an instant edgy touch that is DIY and budget-friendly. You can find these dark gray pieces at your local hardwood store or online at Etsy and Amazon.