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Kitchen Renovation: Working with a Color Scheme

Choosing the right color scheme for your kitchen is an important decision, that sets the tone for the overall look and feel of your space. A few ideas to open up your mind

In design, we create not only a beautiful environment, but also how we feel in it, and colors play a great role in that mission. The color scheme of your space subconsciously affect whether or not you enjoy spending time there. Understanding what colors reflects your style and lifestyle is essential to creating a comfortable living environment.

Start by thinking about what colors you’d like to use in your home.

Think of places you visited and loved: hotel rooms, friends or family’s homes, a movie you watched, or your favorite restaurant. Take a walk on memory lane. After thinking of spaces you love, figure out the colors you are drawn to. List all of the colors you could think of. From that list, you should stick to three or four main colors to use throughout your kitchen.

Patterns and materials are counted as colors. If you choose natural wood or stone for your kitchen area, they are part of your color palette. When you have figured out your color scheme, move on to the next step.

Make sure your color scheme fits YOUR space.

Don’t miss this highly important tip. What looks good in other spaces will not necessarily work well in your home. Gather samples of materials and colors and check them in their dedicated room.

  • Test out different shades of each color. What looks good online or at the shops might look different at home.

  • Consider the natural light that comes through your windows and doors. If the room is dark, you might want to go for lighter shades.

  • Look at the big picture: How will the kitchen mesh with the rest of your home decor? It should not match your entire space but work together with its surroundings.

There’s a good chance you will be visiting the stores a few times before making up your mind. That’s OK, you’re not an expert! Take all the time you need.

Decide on the dominant colors first.

Choose one specific hue for the focal point of your room, which is the place where the eyes are attracted first when looking at a space.

In the kitchen, the focal point is usually in the large surfaces, such as kitchen cabinets, countertops, and backsplash.

After choosing the color that sets the tone, assemble the shades that flutter that color. They can be brighter shades that cools the design, or contrast shades that bring it out more. Those shades should be applied to hardware, appliances, and wall color.

For example: when designing a white kitchen, black hardware will add character and warmth. When going for a coastal design, blue cabinets can set the tone and a brighter countertop and backsplash will give the space a touch of freshness and elegance.

A mix of different shades will create a varied palette. Choosing accent colors for furniture and accessories can also enhance each color's best features.

Go for a timeless design.

Kitchen renovation is costly, and since it is a room we spend so much time in, it’s important to refrain from trends and do what WORKS BEST FOR YOU.

Not sure about your taste? Better be safe than sorry. There are timeless materials such as marble and wood, that never goes out of style. White kitchen is another option that might seem obvious, but trust us, you will never get tired of it. Changing the hardware and styling of your kitchen is easier than replacing outdated tiles and countertops. If you feel lost in the process, stick with the classics. And don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation!


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