Choosing and deciding on the best colour palette for your kitchen can be a challenging task as it’s often a long-term decision. Although the colours aren’t permanent, everyone wants to get their kitchen right on the first try. When it comes to choosing the right colour, it could be a difference in achieving a fantastic-looking kitchen or a kitchen that looks uncoordinated. You may have amazing new kitchen cabinets, new floors, and new appliances, but a well-coordinated colour palette can make the new appliances have a bigger impact.
It’s important to keep in mind that when it comes to choosing colours, it ultimately comes down to your preferences and there is no right or wrong when designing your kitchen. However, if you are unsure of which colours to use, we can help you decide with a few tips below.
Darker or Lighter Colours?
You may be wondering if you should go for darker shades or lighter shades of colour for your kitchen. Depending on the rest of your house, you should decide based off that. It the entire house has a darker colour scheme, then it would be consistent to use darker colours for your kitchen. Even if your kitchen doesn’t get much natural light, it doesn’t mean that you can’t necessarily opt for darker shades to suit the overall appearance of your home and to suit your preferences. If you’re after darker colours, then you might want to consider a dark grey or navy on your kitchen walls as they often look great when paired with other darker shades.
For the lighter colours, you may have also heard people say that lighter colours can have a positive effect on appetite, which is perfect for a kitchen. In particular, these following lighter colours would look great and make the kitchen really shine. White, grey, blue, red, yellow, and green are all great colours for the kitchen as they can easily be paired with complementing colours.
When deciding on colours, it’s also important to consider the size of your kitchen and how much natural light is able to come through. Kitchens that have a decent amount of natural light could pull off darker shades on the wall. This is also true with lighter shades as natural light emphasises the brighter colours in the kitchen. For kitchens with natural light coming through the windows or even skylights, then you could even use duller colours if your household primarily has this colour palette. With the abundance of light coming in anyways, it will complement well with darker colours. However, keep in mind that if you have a smaller kitchen, then darker colours can make it feel smaller. This is more apparent with kitchens that have little natural light coming through.
You may still be debating on what colour to paint your kitchen or maybe something that can make your kitchen look more modern. If so, then you may want to consider an accent wall. Having an accent wall on your kitchen is quite easy and it can make a significant difference to the visual in your kitchen. There are in fact, a variety of forms of kitchen accenting, so it doesn’t necessarily need to be walls. There is accent lighting, accent cupboards, and more. The job of these accents is to highlight particular areas in the kitchen or to break up colours. If you are going for an accent wall, then it’s wise to take a look at the complementary colours to find a colour combination that suits your tastes and fits well with your overall kitchen design.
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