A kitchen renovation is a significant investment so when it comes to selecting your colour scheme, the pressure of getting it right can be quite overwhelming.
From simple monochrome schemes to brighter pops of colour and textures, today’s kitchens offer an array of options and colour design combinations.
If you have a kitchen renovation in the pipeline, these tips from our kitchen design team will help you work through the decisions you will need to make.
- Choose your cabinet colours. Kitchen cabinets will take up a large amount of the visual space in your kitchen so it’s usually best to start here. Pick a colour that reflects your personality and the style of your house. Do you want a bright and bold colour or would you prefer the cabinets to be a neutral tone? This decision will ultimately affect the style and mood of the room. Inspiration sites like Pinterest can help with ideas if you are stuck.
- Choose a countertop colour. Your kitchen countertops are close to eyelevel so their colour will have a big impact on the space. It is best to co-ordinate the countertop colour with the cabinets. Bring a sample of your cabinetry colour when viewing countertop options as this makes it much easier to see what combinations work well together.
- Choose your appliance colours. As focal points, your sink and appliances can have a big impact on your kitchen’s colour scheme. Appliances can be used to inject colour into the space or to reinforce a particular theme. A bold and daring matte black sink might give your kitchen a modern twist whereas a chrome silver sink can help to create a fresh and open space.
- Choose flooring colours. It is important to choose a floor colour that coordinates well with the cabinets, countertops and appliances. This will help to create a cohesive kitchen.
- Choose a splashback colour. Once you have a good idea about the majority of your colour scheme you can start thinking about a splashback. Some people use this as a stand out colour feature while others prefer it to blend in.
- Choose a wall colour. This step can often be overlooked yet your walls will play a vital role in your kitchen’s colour scheme. As a backdrop to the overall colour scheme choose something that will complement the floors, cabinets and backsplash.
- Think about your fittings and flooring. Your faucets and cabinet handles should balance well with your appliance colour choice. While it is not necessary to coordinate the faucets and handle colours it can help bring coherency to the space. Similarly, your flooring needs to also work seamlessly within the space so put thought into the colour palette on your floor as well as the benchtops and fittings above it.
If you begin feeling overwhelmed remember to take a step back and consider the overall look you want to achieve. Talking with a professional can help make the process much easier as they have a knack for knowing what works well together!
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