When designing their kitchens, people often treat colors as an afterthought. That is, they concentrate on some other aspects of kitchen decoration and end up with boring kitchens that have one color or very limited color combinations that are not interesting in any way. With creative color schemes, details and combinations, a kitchen can become something truly spectacular and this is what we will be talking about.
The combination of sea and sky
One color combination that you will never miss is the intricate interplay between the color white and various shades of blue, which can easily produce a liberating and outdoor feeling for the kitchen that makes you think of the ocean and the open sky . For example, you can paint the lower cabinets in a darker shade of blue, with lighter blue upper cabinets and white walls, perhaps with some additional blue elements. You can also use darker fixtures to add some contrast to the color scheme.
Natural green and white
A color that works well together with white in the kitchen is the color green. However, one must be very careful when choosing the shade of this color because otherwise it can end up with a kitchen that looks like something out of a hospital or similar. The best way to go is with natural and earthy green colors that will look as if a bit of the outdoors has entered the kitchen. A great idea for this particular color scheme is to have white walls with some smaller green details and a large central island that is painted in a particularly natural shade of green.
Wood and red
Many people want to see natural wood in their kitchen, whether as walls or in the form of cabinets that are left in their original form, with the rich texture of the wood providing the main element. A great color to throw in such a kitchen is the color red, but again, it needs to be chosen very carefully so that it does not clash with the texture of the wood. Calmer and more natural shades of red work very well in these combinations, such as cranberry red.
Red and black
If you are looking for a combination that is as bold as possible and that produces a very dramatic effect, there is nothing like the combination of red and black. This is something that will not work in all kitchens and is best used in larger kitchens with opulent cabinets and modern appliances. A great example of such a kitchen would be one with black cabinets and a rich red island in the middle, with perhaps a few white details and sizable surfaces around, which provide a bit of a break from the intensity of the red and black combination.
Light blue and olive green
This combination of olive green and light blue is guaranteed to give your kitchen a very retro look that will remind you of the Italian kitchens of the 1950s and 1960s and while for some people this combination may be too old and maybe even boring, nobody. it can be denied that it provides a certain tranquil feeling and that it makes the kitchen feel like the place for the whole family.
Tangerine and blue-grey
Blue-gray is a color that is very subdued and tranquil, but together with some other colors, it can provide the perfect background for such colors to play with. A perfect combination with this color is the tangerine, so bright and so playful that it will really make the kitchen pop and be finished in no time. This combination is pure joy and will make you feel ten years younger when you enter your kitchen.
Gold, black and white
We saved a true classic for last – the always luxurious combination of black, white and gold. This is a combination that screams pure luxury and will remain this way for centuries to come. In order for this combination to work, however, you need to be careful. Kitchens that are too small will feel very uncomfortable in this combination and you also need to have the right cabinets and appliances that are as classic as possible.
Of course, these are just some of the color combinations that work and the important thing to keep in mind is that you need to be adventurous when painting the kitchen. Also, be sure to use the highest quality paint for both walls and cabinets, as this is the only way to ensure that the desired effect comes to life.
Jenny Hahn has been blogging about interior decorating and her other passions for years. She wrote this article with a little help from the people over Supply and Apply.