The Dos and Don’ts of Kitchen Color Schemes

 

With all the colors of the rainbow to choose from and more, is it any wonder that deciding on a color scheme for your kitchen can be absolutely overwhelming? From warm to cold colors tones, selecting the perfect hues for your kitchen is paramount to setting the ambiance for the space. The kitchen,  after all, is the place where friends and loved ones congregate and create memories over a deliciously cooked meal. This is why the sensory characteristics of your kitchen are incredibly significant. With a list of the do’s and don’ts of kitchen color schemes, you can’t go wrong in creating the perfect atmosphere.  

 

 

Dos 

 

Do go color crazy when it comes to kitchenware. Brightly colored utensils and appliances can give your kitchen the burst of color that it needs. For example, a glass display cabinet filled with colorful kitchen glassware provides a hue-filled dimension to the room. 

 

Do paint your walls unique colors that bring out the tones and textures of your kitchen cabinets and counters. A distinctively colored wall can convert your kitchen from drab to fab in an instant.  

 

Do pay attention to undertones. Learning about the difference between warm and cool undertones can help you decide what colors go together in your kitchen color scheme.  

 

Do experiment with different colored lighting design finishes. If you want a full-out color explosion then bright plastics are your best bet. Current trends in lighting include matte silver, gray, and black metal for a rustic look. A soft gold finish remains immensely popular due to its ability to blend in with almost any color scheme.  

 

Do use chalkboard paint on the kitchen door or a wall. You can find a  wide variety of chalkboard paint colors from most paint suppliers. It is perfect for kids as a space to scribble without damaging the walls, and for adults to write lists and quotes or draw images, all while adding color. 

 

Don’ts 

 

Don’t neglect adjacent living areas when devising your kitchen color scheme. In open living plans, a shared wall in a vibrant color can inject life into the space. Combine the color scheme of different rooms by depositing colors from the kitchen into items in the room next door.  

 

Don’t let accent colors scare you! Even though neutral colors are the preferred color scheme of most in the kitchen, it’s okay to be a little different. If your personality is “out-there” let that reflect in vivid wall color or brightly colored cabinets.  

 

Don’t underestimate the impact of choosing kitchen linens in rich colors that can transform the appearance of the space without breaking the bank.  

 

Don’t be hesitant to go gray – for your kitchen colors I mean. Gray is actually a pretty neutral color, so it works well with a wide variety of colors from your walls to your floors. If you like to play around with color, then choose gray! 

 

Don’t go overboard and paint every little thing in your kitchen gray. While gray color schemes are immensely popular at the moment, it’s easy to go crazy with it and end up with gray kitchen counters, floors, and cabinets.  Pick one or two articles to paint gray and stick to it.  

 

White cabinetry is the perfect background for having fun with color as it goes with absolutely everything (including gray). Call Nelson Cabinetry at 832-998-6598 for a FREE consultation on kitchen cabinets that fit each and every color scheme.