With white tiles and black granite countertops the norm, it’s easy to see why so many homeowners consider their kitchens to be quite boring. Lack of color – or in many cases, lack of the right colors – can quickly dull the aesthetic value of the kitchen.
Fortunately, it’s easy to use color to add life and style to your kitchen. These seven simple design tips will help you incorporate color, both using paint and simple kitchen accessories, to make your kitchen a more inspiring part of your home.
1. Add a colorful backsplash
The backsplash is a vital ingredient of kitchen design, serving both a practical role in your kitchen – preventing oil from staining the wall – as well as adding color and style to a room that often lacks -two.
Add some color to the kitchen by choosing a backsplash material that is rich and full of life. Copper tiles are a popular choice, as their deep color and unique look are great for adding vibrant color to an otherwise understated kitchen.
2. Buy colorful mugs and plates
You don’t need to paint the kitchen red to make it an eye-catcher. Instead, stock colorful mugs, bowls and plates to give your kitchen cabinets a unique look that will inspire guests.
If your kitchen uses a classic design and a light color scheme, choose light pink and blue accessories for the ultimate old-fashioned look. Modern kitchens look excellent with bright colors like red, royal blue, and even orange.
3. Paint your kitchen cabinets
Your kitchen cabinets take up more than half of your kitchen’s vertical space, giving you a great opportunity to add some visual appeal. Try painting your kitchen cabinets a bright color to offset less impressive white, black or stainless steel appliances.
From pastels to bright tones, even the most striking color can look great on kitchen cabinets. Try not to go overboard, however, as you’ll spend almost all of your time in the kitchen looking at your cabinets and storage spaces.
4. Add a painting or photo
One of the easiest ways to add color to your kitchen without actually painting is to buy a painting or two. Hang colorful and bold paintings on the wall and you will create a wonderful focal point for guests and family members to look at.
Choosing the right type of painting is simple – modern art for modern kitchens, and classic art for classic kitchens. If you are not a fan of visual arts, choose a family photo to frame and hang on the kitchen wall.
5. Use colorful curtains and towels
If you prefer not to modify the color scheme of the kitchen or hang visual art on its walls, you can always try accessories with curtains and towels. Choose a color for the kitchen accessories and buy matching towels, gloves and curtains.
While the accessories are not technically part of your kitchen, they can quickly become part of its design if they are stored on the oven door or hung on the wall. Find ways to make the accessories a key part of your kitchen and they will add a nice dose of color.
6. Start collecting colorful cookbooks
Nothing makes a kitchen feel cozy and homely like a stack of cookbooks on the corner of the counter. Browse the best international baking, grilling, and cookbooks and organize your collection on a shelf or countertop.
Cookbooks, along with colorful cooking utensils, are an excellent tool to add a small dose of color to the kitchen. Try placing them between pots and pans to create balance and spacing, further enhancing your kitchen design.
7. Use fruit and ingredients for color
Need an inexpensive way to add color and life to your kitchen? Buy an inexpensive fruit bowl and fill it with apples, bananas, and other delicious treats. Since the fruit can be found in every color of the rainbow, it is an excellent visual accessory of the kitchen.
Besides improving the look of your kitchen, a fruit bowl also inspires you to eat a healthy diet. Complement your fruit bowl with healthy oils, spices, and ingredients for the ultimate visual and culinary compliment to a stylish, modern kitchen.
This article was written by TheTileDepot.co.uk. Visit their website to learn more about creating a colorful and stylish kitchen.