Finding the Right Color for Designing the Kitchen of Your Dreams
Contrast with color is one of the main principles of design. Adding just a little bit of color to any space can do amazing things and that is certainly the case when it comes to your kitchen. When choosing the right color for your kitchen design it’s important to remember that your kitchen is YOUR creative space. It is where you will cook delicious meals, spend time with family after work or school, entertain guests, and maybe even get caught up on bills and other household chores. Popular colors in home design, and specifically kitchen design, are constantly changing. Trends come and go in interior design almost as quickly as they do in fashion so you can’t always rely on a quick Google search to make the decision for you. Only you can decide what color works best for your personal style and what will inspire you and help you get the most out of your space. Whether you want bright pops of color, traditional wood styling, chic black and white or more neutral hues, it’s up to you to choose a color scheme that you will be happy with for years to come.
There are so many ways to add color to your kitchen that go beyond just painting the walls or cabinets. While colorful cabinetry can be a great way to add vibrant splashes of color, there are other solutions that are a little more outside the box. Here are a few unique ways you can add color to your kitchen design.
- Painted Cabinet Interiors
If you have glass-front or doorless cabinets, adding color to the interior of the cabinets can be a great way to bring color into your kitchen. You could paint the interior a solid color, or even hang a funky patterned wallpaper for more of a dramatic look. Color or pattern is a great backdrop behind neutral or clear dishes and kitchenware.
- Colorful Dishware
If you already have colorful dishes or kitchenware, let them be enough of a splash of color. Consider displaying some of your colorful and unique pieces in open cabinetry or floating shelving. This allows your personality to shine and your practical pieces naturally become artwork in your kitchen.
- Colorful Fabrics
If your kitchen has cushioned stools, a bench with room for pillows, or even space for curtains on windows, there are tons of opportunities to add color with fabric. Fabrics with color or pattern can be a great way to tie in the colors throughout the whole room and really make the space feel intentionally put together.
- Colorful Appliances
Appliances can be a great way to add a pop of color. You can go big or small with this idea. Maybe you just get a bright, colorful KitchenAid mixer or a retro, avocado green toaster. These small appliances when left on your kitchen counter will still add a lot of color and interest to your design. However, if you’re feeling extra bold, you could order an entire large appliance package in a bright, fun color that matches your family’s personality. Let the appliances be the color and focal point of your kitchen.
- Colorful Backsplash or Countertops
Countertops and backsplashes are so customizable. There are thousands of options to choose from and tile and countertop manufacturers basically have any color you can think of. Because of that, choosing something bold in these areas can be a great way to add color. You can go with a bold, patterned tile for the backsplash as a beautiful backdrop to the design. Or you can choose a fun, contrasting color for your island countertop that complements the rest of the kitchen in a unique way.
- Colorful Artwork
Just because it’s a kitchen doesn’t mean there isn’t room for artwork. Look for empty wall space to hang artwork to bring in some color and contrasting hues. You could also add artwork or greenery to floating shelving to create a beautiful gallery display in the kitchen that blends right in to your practical storage space.
If you are drawn more to neutral colors, that doesn’t have to mean your kitchen design will be boring. If you use neutral color palettes in the right way, you can create a beautifully eye-catching space. Pairing neutral colors with rich wood flooring, metallic kitchen appliances or interesting light fixtures are just a few ways to make your kitchen special. This option allows you to show off furnishings or textures that would otherwise go unnoticed. Additionally, colorful dishware or furniture really pops when placed in a kitchen with mostly neutral colors. Choosing a neutral palette allows you to be more creative with other pieces of your design and can be a great choice if you’re the type of person who likes to change things up a lot. You can easily swap out the color of artwork, dishware, or small appliances more often than you can your cabinets, countertops, or backsplash.
Finally, when choosing which colors to include in your kitchen design it is important to consider the lighting. Colors will look different in natural light versus in artificial light so it is crucial to consider what type of lighting you have in your space and how that will affect the colors you choose. If you have a lot of natural light in your kitchen, it is also important to think about how the colors will change throughout the day depending on the amount of sunlight coming through. Test out samples of wall or cabinet colors, countertops, tile, and any other features in your space first to see how they look.
Choosing color can be one of the most exciting and daunting aspects of the kitchen design. Luckily for you, Kitchen Solvers has years of experience designing kitchens and is here to help you with every decision along the way. You can come to us with your design fully fleshed out and ready to implement, or with nothing more than the itch for something new. We’ll help make your dreams a reality and we can’t wait to get started!Back