What Colours Should You Incorporate Into Your Kitchen?
Styling your kitchen should be both a fun and rewarding project. Many people see the colour selecting process to be challenging, difficult and time consuming. Getting the right colour scheme for your kitchen, as with any room, is important, but it doesn’t need to be a negative process. There are so many colours that complement each other that it’s actually quite easy once you know what kind of atmosphere you wish to create. With the kitchen, it’s best to stick to bright, clean colours that create a fresh, vibrant atmosphere, this way your kitchen will feel homely and inviting. Once you have decided on your colour scheme, it’s vital you get the balance right, through details and finishing touches. So, when it comes to the colour selection, there are so many with different qualities, making them perfect for a kitchen’s core colour. Here are a few colours, along with their meanings, to guide you with choosing the correct colours for your kitchen.
Red is a colour that, even though it is bold and strong, can still work really well in any room. Many people are afraid to experiment or trial red, as it is a statement colour, however you’d be surprised at just how many other colours are complimentary to red, and work really well in the home. Expressing love, danger, anger and warmth, red is a very emotional colour. With the correct balance, red can really help your room feel warm and inviting. Red is very versatile, and if you opt for a softer colour for your kitchen units and appliances, it can really work for your kitchen.
Blue is a more challenging colour to incorporate into your kitchen. Whilst blue represents cleanliness, energy and peace, it can also be quite bright and overpowering. The struggle with blue would simply be choosing the colours you want to work well with blue. The colour blue is ideal for a detail colour, expressed through accessories and finishing touches, however for a core colour you want to aim for a warmer, comforting colour.
An unexpected colour that works really well, especially in kitchens is grey. Grey is a neutral colour, and neutral colours are idea for the core colour in any room. Reflecting a calm, traditional style, grey works well with almost every colour and is warm and inviting. Using a colour such as grey allows you to be bold and creative through your appliance colour, unit colour and details.
White is one colour that people either love, or hate when it comes to interior design. Whilst it can be blended with almost every other colour you could think of, it is also a very strong, bright colour. Creating a sense of hygienic, pure and cold, white can sometimes prevent a room from feeling as inviting and cosy as you’d like. If you wish to use white, you can always select your additional colours carefully to create the perfect atmosphere, but it does take a little longer to ensure you have the right balance.
These colours all have their positive and negative points, and the choice of a kitchen colour is simply down to your style and personality. The best way to dress any room is to select colours that compliment your core colour well. If you get the correct mix, you can create the perfect atmosphere and really get the most from your home. The kitchen is the one room that is used more than any in a home, and this makes it even more important to generate the right feel. Introducing statement features such as utensils, shelving, furnishing and even appliances can be the ideal way for you to inject extra colour and life into your kitchen without having to go overboard. The great thing about sticking to a simple core colour, yet bolder statement features, is that if you get bored, or find that the trends have changed and there’s a new ‘seasonal’ colour, you can always switch things up and have a little change around, as your core colour will be complimented by more colours than you’d originally think.