Picking a color for your kitchen is not a decision to be taken lightly. There are so many options and combinations possible, it can feel overwhelming. Here’s a quick guide to coloring your kitchen to give you the best building blocks for making these big decisions.
There are 2 main categories of color: warm and cool. These two categories create different feelings and moods.
Warm colors are dynamic, bright, and bold. Hues of yellow, red, and orange bring energy and excitement. Reds will add spice and vibrancy, oranges bring celebration, and yellows brighten up any space with joy. Whether as the primary hue or as pops of contrast among neutral tones, this spectrum will liven up your kitchen.
Cool colors–like greens, blues, and purples–bring peace and serenity. Blues and purples in particular are known for being calming, which might be exactly what you’re looking for in a hot & stressful kitchen. Green is universally known as the easiest color on the eyes, and paired with some excellent natural lighting, will bring you a sense of natural, earthly harmony.
These colors don’t have to be kept separate. In fact, you can achieve excellent balance pairing these sets with each other or with neutrals. There’s also the Rule of 60-30-10: 60% in the dominant color, 30% in secondary color, and 10% in an accent color. This keeps your space dynamic and interesting, without becoming overwhelming.
Color can truly define the mood of your space, so before envisioning a color palette, consider how you’d like to feel in your kitchen. Once you know that, chat with your designer. They’ll help you determine the perfect selection of colors for your space. If your kitchen needs a makeover, contact us today!