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A guide to kitchen colour schemes

If you have a designer kitchen in your home, you want it to be practical and also look amazing. When it comes to appearance, nothing ties together the overall feel of the room better than colour scheme.

There are a ton of options as far as colour is concerned. So many in fact that you may find yourself a little overwhelmed on what to choose and how to make the most of the space you have. There are important factors to consider, such as harmony, synergy with the room and personal preference. There are also some proven guidance tips that you will do well to consider:

Choosing cabinet colours

The very first thing you need to consider is cabinet colour. The simple reason is that cabinets combined take up around half of the visual space in the room, depending on the size and the material of the hardware you use. This means that you should use the kitchen cabinets as a foundation for your future colour scheme. Go with a colour that you like and can afford. It is no secret that different colours come with different price tags. Consider what speaks to and go with it.

Choosing appliance colour

If you are using built-in appliances, you are essentially hiding them behind cabinetry. In that case, you have worked out the colour scheme already. If you choose freestanding appliances, the universal recommendation you will get from expert designers is that the front matches the colour scheme of the cabinets.

The idea is to make these features look like they are part of the plan. In order to achieve this, pick the appliances that best compliment the colour scheme of the cabinets. For example, you can match white goods with light grey, or stainless steel with hues of light brown.

Choosing countertops colour

Apart from the obvious practical and budget considerations, countertop colour is important because it is at eye level. If it is not cohesive with the rest of the kitchen, it will ruin the visual harmony of the room. One good strategy is to pair the countertops with the colour of your floor. This coordinates the colours in a fantastic way. Whenever you need to upgrade the floors or countertops, use a sample of the other and you cannot go wrong.

Kitchen Colour SchemesChoosing the floor colour

Normally, you will consider a floor colour of your kitchen based on the adjoining rooms of your home. The colour of the floor needs to be connected with all of the previously mentioned elements. First, pick the material. Popular choices are laminate, tile and hardwood. Then work out a colour that acts as a second dominant for the kitchen. For instance, one of the best options is white classic cabinets with warm wood/laminate flooring.

Choosing wall colour

One of the forgotten elements of the kitchen colour scheme are the walls. However, they are very important in that they set the mood and define the colour scheme. The colour needs to balance well enough with your cabinets, backsplash and floors. You can go with off-white, dove grey or cream, which complements a lot of elements, regardless of their style.

Choosing hardware colours

Don’t forget about the taps, handles and lighting fixtures. They can put the cherry on top when it comes to providing a complete look for the room. It is best to go with the same hardware material throughout the space, in order to ensure a uniform look.

All of these tips work well to make your kitchen not only look good, but also feel like a place you want to spend time in.

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