Kitchen / October 18, 2018 / Zainab Foote.
Are you not sure what to put on your shelves? Try taking some of those bright, corked bottles and filling them with colored water. Inexpensive, yet wonderful when the light from your window or kitchen light reflects off of them. They will shine like jewels. Simple food coloring and water will get the job done. Experiment with color combinations. Combining colors can get you just about any shade you need. Doing a gradual light to dark can also be dramatic.
Be sure to fill the jar with water to the cork mark. Also, take your colored water over to the spot you intend to display it in. See how the light reflects on it. This will help you determine if you need to lighten or darken the color for the effect you want. Less may be better in your greens and blues. They can often get too dense to let the light pass through. If you're not happy with the color you've got, just dump the water and try again. Add a candle next to the bottle and watch the colors glow.
Hanging your coffee mugs under a cabinet may seem old hat to some, but being able to buy individual pieces in most stores now can make it a colorful, unique, and inexpensive solution to a naked backsplash wall problem. Bold colors and designs are just things for small space. Keeping things from cluttering your countertop is always a good idea and hanging your coffee mugs can solve that problem while adding that extra flair!