Classic Kitchen Color Schemes

Color trends come and go in all interior design, but often you see the boldest color choices in the kitchen. Whether it’s the petal pink of the 1950s or the avocado green of the 1970s, color finds its way into the kitchen in dramatic ways. Here we’ll explore some classic kitchen color schemes that stand the test of time and add fun and personality to any kitchen.

Blue + Brown

Any color combination that exists naturally in the world is an instant classic. Blue and brown can be seen everywhere you look—the beautiful blue sky is a backdrop to rich brown trees, golden brown cornfields, or sandy brown beaches. In the kitchen, this color scheme can bring a bright, vibrant energy to the space. Or by adjusting the hues this combination can have a soothing or calming effect like in this kitchen here.

Black + White

Another timeless classic color combination is the highly contrasted black and white. While black is the absence of all color and provides power and drama, white is the presence of all color and provides an open and clean look. This color scheme will truly never become unfashionable and can be applied to many different interior design styles. Here it is seen in a modern farmhouse kitchen. The white makes the kitchen open, clean, and inviting and the black adds depth, warmth, and drama.

Green + White

Although the bright avocado green may not be in style anymore, other greens have stuck around in kitchen design. We’ve seen green on appliances and countertops in the past, but today you’ll see cabinetry as the main application of this hue. This calm, natural color has risen in popularity over the last few years and is now one of the most commonly used colors in the kitchen. White will always make your kitchen feel bright, open, and clean. Green adds a lively, healthy feel—hopefully encouraging you to eat your veggies.

All White

Are you sensing a theme? Color and bright hues will always ebb and flow through design trends, but white will forever be an anchor in kitchen design. Having an all-white, permanent backdrop allows you to add color in other areas that are more flexible and can be changed easily as your personal design and preferences change. In this kitchen, things like the barstools, light fixtures, cabinet hardware, or oven knobs can add colors and textures other than white to add depth and interest. These items can be easily and inexpensively changed with the style and seasons to provide a variable space.

When choosing a color scheme for your kitchen, always think about how colors affect different spaces. If you’re dealing with a smaller space, light, neutral options will be best. If you aren’t sure about going bold, you can always introduce color in small ways at first like in furniture or countertop décor. If you aren’t familiar with the science and psychology of color, the experts at your local Kitchen Solvers are happy to help you navigate all your choices and design the kitchen of your dreams with you. Give us a call today for a free in-home consultation to start dreaming.