When considering a color scheme for the kitchen, there are a number of things to keep in mind:
Consider longevity. Color in the kitchen doesn’t just come from wall color; you must also consider the color of the cabinetry, countertops, floors, backsplash, accessories and even light fixtures. This being said, you’ll want to be certain to choose colors that you can live with for a long time, as you aren’t going to be changing out the tiles in a year just because you’re tired of aquamarine.
Start with neutrals that you love. Whether you love the clean lines of white cabinetry, the modern look of silvery gray, or the espresso hues of darkly stained wood, neutrals are a good place to start. Once those are in place, you can choose your accent colors and add those in for pops of color to liven thing up.
Be inspired by your food. Accents colors inspired by the colors of food are perfect for the kitchen and dining room. Go beyond chocolate brown and consider lemon yellow, green apple, rich paprika red, even touches of raspberry pink. For neutrals, how about creamy oatmeal, warm honey, fresh baked bread, or cinnamon buns? (Mmmm…is it lunch time yet?!)
Work with an experienced contractor. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, we often feel as though we need to tear everything out and start from scratch. However, if you’re working with an experienced remodeling contractor, they should be able to help you pick and choose what can stay and what has to be replaced. They should also be able to help guide you in choosing the color palette and style that suit you best.
Aside from paint and accessories, the color scheme in your kitchen is a fairly long-term commitment so be sure to take the time you need to choose the perfect color palette for your kitchen.
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