Choosing the color you love for the kitchen may sound fabulous but is not enough. The aesthetic outcome is actually the sum of color combinations – what you choose for the countertop, the lighting fixtures, the hardware, the cabinets. It’s also a matter of how many colors you bring into the kitchen and if you follow the unwritten rules of horizontal symmetry. For example, hardware must have the same color – all pieces.
Then, it’s a matter of whether you want to use color to make a focal point in the kitchen. And whether you love monochromatic schemes or could smile in sight of vibrant colors, every time you walk in the kitchen.
Our advice? Don’t be afraid to use color, whether we are talking about crisp white or intense red. Just remember two things:
a. Neutrals always serve better for interior painting and when we talk about the main elements of the kitchen, like the floor, the countertop, the cabinets – all these features which make the foundation of the kitchen and are hard to replace.
b. The proportion of intensity and how colors are used in combination with other colors all make a difference in the result.
How to get started with this daunting kitchen renovation?
Start by choosing one basic color to act as the foundation of the kitchen. You may like lots and lots of colors, but you cannot bring them all to the kitchen. It’s good to have a base. And base colors are nearly always chosen from the neutral color palette. For instance, you can use grey or white and work around it, trying to find matching colors to make the kitchen interesting. To bring in your own personality.
Also, one thing to remember is that while all colors are beautiful on their own, they are not all suitable for all surfaces. That’s why you rarely see a full wall painted pink, unless the owner really loves this color. Otherwise, it will be too much. One more thing to remember is that not all colors match – not all of them look good together. Should we see some fascinating color combinations to consider for your current kitchen design?
Timeless white kitchens
All-white kitchens are always a great choice. White is a color that you will never regret and even if you get bored of it at some point, you can always pitch in with some hints of colors in the form of black lighting fixtures or a copper faucet, and colorful accessories. White is an old classic favorite due to its crisp looks, the feeling of openness and cleanliness, the elegance. White kitchens match wonderfully with wooden elements since wood warms up the cold white. And so, it’s worth considering if there’s a wooden flooring in your kitchen.
Black & white combos make a strong comeback
Black and white kitchens are also considered timeless. They are both considered neutral, yet bold colors, which stand out and fill the room with energy. The combinations are endless since you can have the cabinets and the kitchen island painted black and go with a white floor and wall. Or vice versa. Recently marble tones have made a strong come back. And if marble kitchen countertops are too expensive for you, there’s also the option of soapstone. Today, there are plenty of countertop materials in black with waves and in white with waves. One thing you can do is use black for the kitchen island and go for marble white with the countertop and cabinets – or wall.
Earthy tones with a gold touch
Earthy tones are calming and interesting – think of dark greens and blues or reds. They warm up the space, making it particularly cozy when used for the cabinetry of the island & over/under the countertop. Make the kitchen elegant by adding golden accessories, not shinny but rather bronze like ones, in the form of hardware, for example. Gold will tone up the earthy tones.
Grey and wood are a perfect match
Wood also pairs beautifully with grey. Let’s say you like concrete. While this countertop material looks fabulous in all colors, it will match perfectly with recycled wooden cabinetry.
Other beautiful combinations?
• Different shades of blues or different shades of blacks & greys – that’s if you like a dark kitchen. Expect to see some wonderful all-black kitchens in 2022.
• Other bold combinations include black countertops and walls and glossy reds.
• Reds look stunning with yellows too.
• Black goes wonderfully with gold too or stainless steel.