Kitchen Color Combinations

Kitchen Color Combinations

With no small thanks to the color revolution of today, we’re observing a growing trend of bright splashes of color. Richer, more dramatic colors are increasingly being used in more functional rooms in our homes and the kitchen is no exception.

Contrary to the traditional all-white kitchens, you’d now find accents in soft sage green, statement-making pink refrigerators, peacock blue cabinetry, and other interesting color combinations, each personalized to bring more life to the space.

If you’re in the market for a remodel of your kitchen, look no further. Here are a few color schemes proven to go well with any kitchen.

How to pair your colors

Before we delve into the color schemes themselves, there are certain ways you should pair the colors on your countertops, flooring, and cabinets, depending on their levels of brightness. The most basic combinations include:

Dark countertops, Light cabinets, light flooring

With a majority of your space being light-colored, this combination would result in a lighter, more airy ambiance. This makes it ideal for kitchens without sufficient lighting as it opens up the room.

At the same time, the dark countertops will provide a little contrast and break the monotony. Feel free to pair it with dark chairs as well for your Kitchen Island and lots of artificial lighting so everything stands out.

Dark cabinets, light countertop, light flooring

If your kitchen has dark cabinets, you want to contrast them with light-colored countertops and light flooring to brighten it up. At the same time, the contrast will bring out the beauty of the dark cabinetry. The only exception here is if your kitchen is already sun-drenched. In this case, you can go with a dark-colored floor to absorb some of the light.

Dark flooring, light countertops, light cabinets

This is another classic combination that can never run out of style. Having light countertops and cabinetry will create this polished, crisp, clean aesthetic and the illusion that the room is more spacious.

On the other hand, the dark floor will add contrast while grounding the space by absorbing extra light. This feature makes dark floors feel more welcoming as they provide a feeling of security. If you find the light colors too much, you can also add a dark backslash or use dark appliances or accents on cabinetry.

Which color combinations blend well together?

It is important to note that the terms light and dark, used above, don’t always refer to black and white. You can use many different colors depending on their shade. However, to avoid clashing, it is vital that you use color combinations that blend well together.

Below are some popular color combinations you can use for your kitchen.

Green & Gold

When painted in heavy dosages to cabinetry or walls, green can be a little overpowering in any room. However, when used alongside reflective white elements like tile and stone as well as metallic gold accents, it can appear refreshing and elegant. The polished surfaces will reflect the light and give your kitchen a little more glitter.

And it’s not just walls either; you can place the accents of green and gold in other places like cabinet hardware, fixtures, and lighting and achieve the same effect.

Dark Gray & Green

For a contemporary kitchen color scheme, combine stormy gray with cool, refreshing lime green. Save the green for interchangeable accents like island stools, carpets, paintings, and countertop accessories, and use gray for aspects that are more permanent.

For best results, balance the hue with lots of white on top cabinetry, baseboards, or as a backsplash to avoid an overwhelmingly somber appearance.

Dark blue & Light blue

Blue in all its different forms has long been a favorite among homeowners for their kitchens. By blending several blue hues, you get a kitchen color palette that will stand the test of time.

The rule of thumb is to begin with lighter shades on larger components like sidewalls, cabinetry, or as a backsplash. Then integrate deeper blues more subtly using interior decorations like rugs, furniture, or dishware. To prevent clashing, ensure that the blues maintain comparable undertones.

Black and White

You can never go wrong with black and white for your kitchen. The classic combination effortlessly brings out a simplistic yet elegant vibe. Feel free to use it creatively – white for the foundational elements, then black for accents. You can also use the scheme as a backsplash, wallpaper, or tile flooring to invoke even more visual intrigue.

Red and Yellow

If you like bright, vibrant colors for your kitchen, a red and yellow pairing will be perfect for you. To avoid overly saturating your space, you can use the less screaming color yellow as your room’s primary color and then add accents of red in smaller, less prominent spots like cabinet doors and handles.

Alternatively, you can incorporate the red through cutlery and dishware if you have an open cabinet.

Take Away

These are only a few examples of color combinations that are suitable for kitchens. Depending on your taste and style, you can’t go wrong with either one.

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