There are many ways to approach choosing your kitchen colour scheme, so let’s look at each one in turn.
One of the major visual features of your kitchen is the splashback. This tends to be a fairly neutral colour, although as it is often tiled, there may be some element of patterning or a more complex colour set. You can take one of the main colours and extend that out as your overall kitchen colour scheme, but be careful if it is a particularly strong colour. If it’s something bright and fresh you may want to balance it out with more neutrals. If the main splash back colour is muted, such as natural shades of tile or paint, or stainless steel, you can take that as your base colour scheme but use accessories and appliances to give more striking accents. Fridges, kettles, toasters and even microwaves now come in a variety of pleasing shades.
Alternatively, you can try a colour that matches your worktops. This can be a nice option if you have an extensive worktop surface area as it brings the look of the whole room together. However, worktops are often quite a dark shade which won’t translate well as an overall colour scheme. If they are a medium tone you can take this shade for some or all of the walls and make a statement with it.
A large amount of the existing colour in your kitchen will come from the cupboards. Here you can keep your existing cupboards and build your colour scheme around them, or replace the doors to match your overall choice of shade.
Once you’ve decided which way to approach it, remember it’s not always about matching, there’s also the route of complementary colours. For example, muted greys go well with accents of burgundy, warm orange spectrum shades go well with accents of blue and so on.
Of course consideration to your flooring is important. A floor can often make or break a rooms feel. It is the key factor to create the certain vibe you’re looking for. Where a ceramic tile can give that clean polished appearance and consistent symmetry. A wood floor can add a warm and homely feel to any kitchen. Oak style flooring can fit in to most colour schemes and really add that wow factor. It can also be brought back to life with a good sand after a couple of years, leaving you with a brand new floor.
Don’t forget to consider the rest of your home when designing your kitchen colour scheme, particularly the rooms leading into the kitchen. Or you may even have a semi open plan kitchen, which makes it more important to make sure the kitchen scheme goes well with the areas it opens out onto. You don’t need to make it look exactly the same of course, you can choose different shades from the same palette, or complementary colours that flow well into each other.
The final route through is to go for the simplest of all colour schemes for cupboards, worktops and walls and really make a feature of your appliances and accessories. Many modern kitchens have white units and walls with dark grey worktops, which leaves plenty of scope for adding colour. For example, ovens can be purchased in a variety of shades today, such as the Rangemaster Classic Deluxe. These can make a striking focus for the room and can even provide the basis of the rest of your overall colour scheme.© Copyright 2013 Wes, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fitmywoodfloor