The kitchen is a very important part of a home. It is not only a place where food is prepared, but also a place where families get to spend time together depending on how big the space is. Most modern kitchens are big enough to include a dining area and this makes it very important to have the area looking as pleasant as possible. The color that you select for this room can determine the kind of effect it has on the people spending a little time within it. It can also determine the general look of the area. The colors can invigorate or soothe, they can increase appetite or reduce it. They are all effects that make it important to take time in choosing the best colors.
Before even starting the process of choosing your colors, you will need to understand the colors and their relationships. The main are primary colors made up of the yellows, blues and reds, secondary colors made up of the greens, purples, oranges usually got after combining primary colors and then there are the tertiary colors reached from different color combinations. They are all solid colors that have no white or black added to them. When you add a white to any of the color then you get a lighter color or a tint of that color and when you add black then you end up creating a darker variation. For instance, pink is a red tint, while burgundy is a red shade.
- When choosing your kitchen colors, consider the temperature. The color can either be cool or warm with the yellows making a warmer feel and the blue undertones creating a cooler feel. The warmer colors tend to be more fun and invigorating while the cooler colors are relaxing and serene.
- Apart from choosing colors that evoke a happy fun feeling, you should also choose the colors to have uniformity or striking contrast and coordination in this part of your home. For instance, you should consider the permanent items within the kitchen such as the countertops, flooring and cabinets and then choose colors to coordinate with them. You can play around with the different color shades to have a striking unique end result.
- Work with a natural inspiration to get the very best of your colors in the kitchen. For instance, you can allow your flower garden inspire your selections of warm, vivid colors of bright vibrant green petals. You can also choose oranges, reds as well as yellows for a complimentary look. On the other hand, if you are more of a beach person, then you will find creams and blues more suitable as they mimic the sky, sea and sand.
- For a kitchen that has plenty of antiques, settle for an analogue palette of beige, rust and brown to complement the existing features. If a modern look is what you want, then start with white and black contrasts before then adding single colors like blue or red, green or purple for a striking result.