Kitchen walls play an important role in tying the room together. While our kitchens are filled with many appliances, shelves, and backsplashes that take up much of the wall space, any color that comes through makes an impact. Choosing a color that balances well with all elements of your kitchen can be a difficult task. We’re here to walk you through the decision-making process.
Impact of Color
Color has a way of changing our perceptions of space. The exact same kitchen can look completely different just by switching up some main elements. The color of walls can impact the depth, space, mood, and even our appetites!
Cramped kitchens feel large and open when you use the trick of applying light colors in similar shades whereas contrasting, dark colors will make a small space feel even smaller. Stepping into a kitchen that is yellow and bright also gives off a completely different mood than one that is covered in dark green. And did you know that warm colors like reds, oranges, and yellows boost appetite, while cooler colors like green and blue don’t? These are all the very significant impacts your kitchen can have on your home and your state of mind.
What to Consider with Kitchen Color Choices?
- Kitchen Size. Darker colors will make spaces feel smaller while lighter colors open a room up. If you want to create the feel of a large space, you can use lighter shades to reflect the natural and artificial light in the room. On the other hand, if you have a giant kitchen, you can use either dark or light colors to open the space up more or make it feel cozier.
- Kitchen Lighting. Kitchens with lots of natural light will pair well with lighter colors because the paint will allow the light to flood the room, creating a large and welcoming space.
- Kitchen Appliances. Appliances can come in silver, black, white, or fun, vintage colors like teal or light blue. All your appliances should match which means all you need to do is pick a color that complements what is already there. White appliances look nice with light shades like white or light gray. Steel can handle the hues of brown well along with more vibrant colors.
Picking Out Cabinet Colors
Kitchen cabinets take up a bulk of the visual space in your kitchen which is why it’s also important to take these colors into consideration too. If your kitchen is more traditional, sticking with classic neutrals like creams and whites will fit nicely with the rest of your kitchen. Those that have been remodeled or that showcase a more modern design can be highlighted with bold colors. Dark blues, yellows, or even all black cabinets can create a contrasting and eye-catching look.
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