How to Choose a Color Scheme for Your Kitchen



The right kitchen color scheme can do wonders for the heart of your home. Coordinating colors can be tricky, however. That’s why we compiled a quick guide to help you get started.

Choosing Cabinet Colors

Start by choosing a color for your cabinets. Since they take up roughly 40% of the visual space in your kitchen, their color should be the foundation of the room’s color scheme. Choosing colors mostly comes down to preference, but you can also choose colors based on their psychological impact. Warm colors evoke emotions associated with sunlight and warmth while cool colors evoke soothing images of lakes, rivers and the sky.

As a rule of thumb, warm colors are more suited to areas that see a lot of activity—like your kitchen—while cool colors are better suited to areas where you unwind after a long day, like your bedroom or bathroom.

A Neutral Color Scheme for Countertops

Countertops are the second most visible part of your kitchen. Since they’re the first things guests see when they enter your kitchen, some homeowners mistakenly choose bold colors for their kitchen countertops. However, neutral colors are the best choice for kitchen countertops. Neutral colors help your walls and the backsplash stand out, plus neutral colors never go out of style.

Choosing Backsplashes & Walls

In contrast to cabinets and countertops, which tend to favor simple designs and subdued colors, backsplashes and walls can feature flashier designs and brighter colors. Keep in mind that these designs should still complement your kitchen’s color scheme.

Design tip: The lighting in your kitchen is just as important as its color scheme. Remember: lighting can affect the ways color is perceived. While artificial lighting can help certain colors stand out, there’s just no substitute for natural lighting, which can make your kitchen feel more spacious and brighten up the mood inside. Ask your contractor about the lighting options for your kitchen remodel for best results.

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