Using Color in Your Kitchen: Tips & Ideas

For some, decorating a kitchen can be seen as a daunting task that will cost a lot of money. While kitchen renovations can sometimes be pricey, that doesn’t mean they have to be expensive! Sometimes, all you need is a can of paint and a good design direction to give it a fresh look. Most kitchens are done in neutrals but kitchens are actually a great space to bring in color. However, many people struggle with choosing the right color and then introducing it into the space in the right way. Hopefully this post will over you a little guidance and inspiration to help you along the way. Let’s start off with some great tips to consider when choosing color for your kitchen:

Tips for Choosing Color for Your Kitchen

– Look through a color wheel and choose the colors that appeal to you the most. If you want to decorate with a pair of colors, keep in mind that opposites attract.

– If you are not going to change the color of your cabinets and backsplash, keep that in mind when selecting a color. Be sure that whatever colors you choose complement the tones already in the kitchen.

– When selling a home, try to stay toward neutral colors in your cabinets, walls and backsplash and bring in the color only in your accessories to appeal to the most buyers.

– If your cabinets are in decent shape but you aren’t big on the color, you don’t have to necessarily replace them – try painting them instead!

– Kitchens are a great place to bring in that bold color you’ve always wanted to use because usually there isn’t much wall space. You can bring in a bright or dark paint color without it feeling overwhelming if the cabinets are a neutral color such as white.

– As always when choosing paint for a space, test the color in the lighting of the specified room at all times of the day. It might look beautiful in morning light, but how will it look at night when there’s only artificial lights on?

And now for some inspiration!

Interior designer Charmean Neithart cleverly and unexpectedly brought in the color aqua on the ceiling and then used pops of orange and turquoise throughout the rest of the kitchen, keeping the main features white and gray. (Photo: House of Turquoise)

These otherwise outdated cabinets were given a facelift with some green paint. Against the white tile backsplash, gray countertop and pretty accessories, the kitchen looks new again. (Photo: Granite Transformations)

An inexpensive, cottage-style backsplash option is bead board. It is easy to paint to bring in whatever color you’d like. In this photo, the designer chose sea foam green which they brought up the wall and over to the island cabinets. Because of all the white from the cabinets and trim, the sea foam is a beautiful accent color. (Photo: Better Homes & Gardens)

This kitchen skipped the backsplash and instead went with a soft blue wall, leaving everything else neutral. The darker blue over the stove is a great touch to bring depth to the room. (Photo: Bird & Branch Redesign)

The red accessories pop in this gray and black kitchen. (Photo: HGTV)

Warm regards,
Megan

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