Kitchen is one of the warmest and heartiest places in the house. Since we spend a significant amount of time in our kitchen, it is essential to pay attention to it’s interiors as well. Kitchen as a space is supposed to exude positive energy. Unlike rooms, picking colors for your kitchen is especially tricky. You have to ensure that it aligns with the rest of your interior, especially in the case of an open kitchen. Simultaneously it is important to create a lively and fresh feeling in the kitchen area for it to look and feel great to spend time in. Adding a dash of color can really help step up the visual appeal of the kitchen space.
Grey and blue toned kitchen area
Paint is the easiest and one of the most affordable ways to give your kitchen a colorful look. It allows a lot of creative freedom while being easy to switch up over time for a different look, breaking the monotony without breaking the bank. It is also a functional choice since it is easy to retouch the kitchen where spills and splatters make appearances. Adding color can be done in the most simplest of ways by using a chosen color to color the cabinets or kitchen island, pairing with a simpler color. For a more OTT effect, you could go all out and use a certain color throughout. To strike a balance, your best bet could be picking a color pairing that compliments each other well, is aesthetically pleasing and right for the space.
Below are some colors and combinations that you could try out to spruce up your kitchen with ease.
GO THE CLASSIC WAY: BLACK AND BROWN
Black kitchen island with wooden countertop and seating
Black and brown, two gorgeous colors that when put together give a rich and earthy look can prove to be a great combination for your kitchen. This pairing is especially great if you wish for your kitchen to have a contrasting tone against simple interiors. While the black adds a touch of class and gives an intense finish, brown helps cut through the deepness and add a touch of warmth to the space. You could pair black with wooden pieces as shown above for a simple and stellar look.
ADD A POP WITH YELLOW
Bright yellow kitchenette
Yellow is a bright and incredibly lovely color. It adds a pop of color to any space and is incredibly eye-catching. Using yellow in your kitchen is a good pick if you like bright and lively colors. Yellow is a cheerful and happy color which could give you a positive feeling first thing in the morning. Whether a soft pastel or a bright and bold, yellow can make your kitchen look pleasant and lively.
CREATE A SYMPHONY WITH GREEN AND WHITE
Sage green and white kitchen interior
Green and white is a combination less explored. Sage green tones have recently grown to be an instagram favourite, especially since the love for neutrals took over design trends. It is an incredibly soothing and soft color. Green itself is a cool toned color, suitable for the kitchen space due to the effect it creates. Paired with white, it can draw a beautiful yet subtle contrast giving your kitchen a charming and sophisticated look.
GO THE PASTEL WAY
Pastel pink and white kitchenette
Choosing a pastel shade is a simple yet trendy way to add color to your kitchen area. Pastels have been a hit amongst designers and consumers, across the design industry. They have a very soft and ethereal look. If you would like to keep your kitchen space light and breezy, you could choose a pastel color of your choice. Pink in particular, could prove to be a good choice. It looks serene and gives a pleasant feeling. You can pair it up with a white, off white or even grey color for a balanced and simple look.
EMBRACE THE BLUES
Powder blue kitchen space with grey cabinets and counter
Blue is one of the cooler colors. It has a light and gorgeous look and gives a very calming look making it a good addition to your kitchen space. You could pick a lighter powder blue shade for a soft and light look, or choose to make a statement with a royal or deep blue color depending on what you like the best. Blue is extremely versatile in it’s shade offerings, making it easy to find a shade that suits you best. Pairing it with a simple white or grey could help add to the aesthetic appeal of the space.
CHOOSE A CHEERY RED
Bright red modern kitchen interior
Red is a color most people shy away from when planning their interior design. It is a color that requires care while including in your home’s interior design but done well can look very great. Red is a rather vibrant color, and can look very appealing. You could go for a bright cheery red as shown, or opt for a deeper shade as per your home’s interior. Against a simple backdrop, you could use a lot of red across your kitchen island and cabinets for a bright and lively finish. Red as a color is known to exude energy and warmth, a good fit for a striking addition to your kitchen space.
BRIGHTEN UP WITH ORANGE
Kitchen space with orange shelves and wooden cabinets
Orange is a color seldom seen in kitchen designs, but is actually a great fit. Orange is a bright and peppy color. Pairing it with similar toned wood accents or ones in a contrasting shade could help create a very natural and homely look. Especially in a home with otherwise sombre interior, an orange toned kitchen can help enliven it with a touch of brightness. You could choose to go with orange throughout all shelves and cabinets or pair it with a lighter white or steel grey color for a good balance.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to adding colorful paints to your kitchen. By picking the right color and/or combination, you could help give your kitchen a personality of its own, making it as lovable as any other room in your home. Combine your vision and our guide, to make your kitchen look colorful and fine.