Like everything else in your home, there is one room that stands out above the rest, and for most homeowners in today’s harried world that space is usually the kitchen. The area has become a catchall for not only cooking and eating but a place for family gatherings and conversations, entertaining, watching favorite movies, searching the internet, reading, gaming, completing homework and just about anything else that embodies and encompasses family life.
So, when you think of decorating a kitchen, you want to create an environment that embraces the variety of purposes for the room. You want the room to be inviting as well as useful, which involves finding a color scheme that is pleasing to the senses every time you step in the room. In order to find that perfect color combination, there are 7 easy steps to help you find the perfect color combinations for your kitchen, and they include the following:
1. Decisions Color Wise
The easiest way to decide on a color palette is to browse specific color selections in decorating magazines, books and paint brochures or through some of those pages that you have ripped out of magazines that have become inspirations for the colors and looks that you have wanted for years in a kitchen and other parts of your home.
Another simple way to decide on a color palette is to select paint sample cards that peak your interest. The cards are available through home improvement centers and paint stores, and each card has a color family that includes a range and depth of colors for selection. Take a few free samples home with you to better match up with your existing kitchen and remodeling plans.
2. Choose What You Love
You want to be happy with a color choice, and it should be one that pleases you every time you enter your kitchen. There are hundreds of colors to choose from, as more and more popular paint colors are in the marketplace than any previous time in design history, so access to newer paint colors and more traditional ones should not be a difficult process.
3. Your Kitchen as a Whole
When choosing a paint color, you have to take into consideration the other components of a kitchen that already exist, like the flooring, cabinets, countertops and backsplash areas. If these elements are going to be replaced, you will have to develop a color plan around anything new and tie it altogether so the colors of the components and any paint choices will coordinate with one another.
4. Cabinet Repainting or Replacing
Designers want to say that both cabinets and countertops are the featured focal points of a kitchen as they both cover considerable space in a kitchen. As cabinets occupy large wall areas in a kitchen and leave a limited amount of space for wall paint, the color of either new or repainted cabinets should be carefully considered before deciding on an overall color of paint for the walls and open spaces. Examining the undertones of any current cabinets or replacement cabinets should be contemplated before choosing an overall paint color for kitchen walls.
5. Countertop Color Selection
Like cabinets, countertops occupy large areas in a kitchen and their color is important, as that is one of the first things that others notice when they walk into a kitchen area. Countertops can be colorful and add textural aspects to a kitchen in their design and material makeup, but choosing more neutral colors will better highlight paint and backsplash colors. Neutral colors are a good selling point as well and can be used indefinitely even if remodeling or repainting occurs at a later time.
6. Backsplash and Color Creativity
Creativity can spring to life when it concerns backsplashes and wall paint color choices. Backsplashes have come into their own with the latest kitchen designs and they are available in a myriad of colors, designs and styles from glass and ceramic, to brick, wood and other materials. Paint colors are also more innovative than ever before and when cabinets, appliances and other accessories cover most wall areas, you can choose just about any paint color to fill in the gaps, borders, smaller spaces, or you can do a brighter accent wall without inundating the entire kitchen with color.
7. Color and Lighting
Making a final decision on color choices can be affected by lighting, so once a color palette has been chosen, bring the paint sample cards or paint chips into the kitchen area and see how they look in both natural and artificial light. Check several times during the day as a color in the middle of the day under natural lighting can look totally different in the evening when artificial lighting is used. An even closer comparison can be done by using a sample paint can of a chosen color. You can paint a small section of a kitchen wall and examine just how a final color selection will look in the space at various times during the day.
Choosing the perfect colors for your kitchen should be a fun and rewarding experience, and it can be with following even a few of the steps given here. You can change your kitchen with color and have the kitchen you’ve drooled over on home shows, in decorating magazines and home interior design books. There is no end to what color can do for your mood and your kitchen.
When you have trouble deciding on what best suits your kitchen color scheme, whether for a new look or a total renovation, give the experts at Marble Concepts a call, or fill out the contact form on the website and a home improvement specialist will get back to you with the answers you need to make the color choices that will transform your kitchen.