Choosing Kitchen Colors for Your Home
Choosing kitchen colors can be haphazard or scientific depending on your approach. Look to the color wheel when designing your kitchen. Warm colors such as orange, yellow and red are said to be more appetizing. Butter yellow makes a cheerful choice for cabinets. Try an orange and white geometric wallpaper to warm up the space and get attention. If you want a cooler color in the room look for a vibrant shade that won’t be too soothing. Try a bold cobalt blue on the walls or an olive green that has yellow undertones. Clay floor tiles add rich orange and red colors without being too bright.
Colors for kitchens can show off your personality or stick to an overall theme. Sure all kitchens have cupboards, appliances, and countertops but yours can be different. If you love nature, install a French door and use cream and taupe on the walls and cabinets. If your personality is daring or adventurous try sleek black cabinets with lipstick red walls.
Countertop colors should be tones that you can live with. If you want an interesting vibe go for pattern, such as a faux stone, instead of vibrant colors. Remember how you felt when you got your first apartment with orange countertops? Don’t do that to the next people that move into your home. Add wild color on the walls or even the backsplash instead of the most permanent and expensive items in the room. You’ll thank me later.
Give yourself time when choosing kitchen colors. Avoid trendier home decorating magazines that may have you sinking money into a style that won’t last. Go with traditional materials and colors in the kitchen instead of cutting edge trends, who knows if they will last. If you want orange appliances try a stand mixer or microwave instead of a contemporary dishwasher. It will have the same effect in the room but you’ll be able to change it out easily when the fad is over.
When choosing kitchen colors look to nature. You can pull colors that compliment the wood grain of the cabinets or pull colors straight out of the stone. Granite has many different flecks, so you’ll have options besides just using the main color over and over in the room.