By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Hutches. At Monday, November 12th 2018, 09:02:36 AM.
Choosing the finish for you hutch will depend greatly on the décor of your home. French country fairs would benefit from a painted hutch in a nice white finish. A rustic country styled home should be represented with a wood finish instead. The stain should match any other wood color in the room. For instance, if the hutch is in the kitchen and the kitchen has maple colored wood stain the hutch should be stained to match the exiting cabinets. However, if your home has wood flooring in the room where you're looking to place the hutch, try for a tone slightly lighter or darker than the color of your flooring to avoid a washed appearance.
A favorite collection of dishes: The collection of fine china or stoneware is a grand tradition, seen in many residences from local neighborhoods all the way to the White House. Throughout history, there were families who entertained so much that guests could stay at the family home for one month without eating on the same dinnerware twice! Many people have a 2nd set of dishes or china stored somewhere in a cabinet. Why not let these pieces, often chosen for their specific appeal to our tastes, become an item of decor instead of just a storage item? An eclectic collection of dishes: A hutch can also be a great place to tie together a collection of mismatched dishes picked up at estate and garage sales, passed down from family members, or given as gifts. Use a central color scheme to connect the various pieces to one idea. The key is to space items well, so that each individual piece can be admired.
If you were to randomly ask ten people what a "hutch" is, they would almost answer universally that it is a big wooden cabinet that sits in a dining room with dishes in it. Little if any thought would be given to the possibility that it could be a big wooden cabinet that sits in a kitchen. The funny thing is that the average kitchen is full of big furniture items. The stove, refrigerator, freezer, kitchen table and in some instances even the washer and dryer are all in the kitchen. The problem is that other than the kitchen table and chairs, most people don't envision a big piece of wood furniture in a kitchen.