Colorful Kitchens are Hot and SpicyWritten by faith
When you add color to your kitchen, you add your personality. In my Seattle interior design practice, I see color infused with tile, counter materials, tableware, fabrics and, of course, paint. So how to determine where to start and what color to place where? It all begins with a plan and knowing what color appeals to you. Look around your home and you see how other color selections guide you to choose one for the kitchen. Find more ideas here.
“Color is all about personality,” says Melissa Smith, certified kitchen designer (CKD) and member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association. “Some people may flourish in a calm, relaxing setting, and others may want stimulation. The most important thing is not to be intimidated. Pick colors you love, colors that make you feel good.”
Ideas to Consider
Accent an area using color: Use color on the island but leave the perimeter neutral.
Any style can add color: Whether stainless steel or natural wood, use tableware, napkins and window treatments for color accent.
Balance strong,vivid color with neutrals: Bright walls = neutral cabinets and counters.
Use tile in a custom pattern: Tile patterns seem like wallpaper on the backsplash. Consider the scale of the pattern just like a wallpaper.
Accessories brighten up islands and counters: Vases, jugs, platters in solid or patterned colors punch up the kitchen.