Tips to Choose the Right Kitchen Colour Scheme

In This Post:
Kitchen Walls
Cabinetry
Accessories
Flooring
Lighting

With a lot of cooking, baking, and dishwashing happening around, a kitchen is one of the most essential parts of a living space. This is why enhancing and maintaining its functionality is crucial for every homeowner. So, if you also want your kitchen space to feel comfortable and functional, consider giving it a lively makeover.

To do so, you don’t always have to undertake a fully-fledged remodelling or renovation project. Instead, you can simply revamp the colour scheme of your kitchen to breathe new life into it, which is obviously a less time-consuming and more affordable option. So, to help you out in this regard, we have put together a comprehensive guide on how to pick the right kitchen colour scheme for your home.

Now, without any further ado, let’s begin!

How to Pick the Right Kitchen Colour Scheme: Step-By-Step Instructions

From cabinetry to accessories and flooring; here’s everything you should know about kitchen colour schemes and how to apply them in a perfect manner.

  • Kitchen Walls
  • Cabinetry
  • Accessories
  • Flooring
  • Lighting

Kitchen Walls

colouring walls of your kitchen
Walls enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen space and serve as a perfect backdrop

The walls in your kitchen have a very important role to play to enhance the overall appearance of your kitchen space. If painted with refreshing colours, they can act as a perfect backdrop and give your home a lively appearance. Giving the walls in your kitchen a fresh coat of paint becomes even more important for you if your home has an open floor plan. 

Note: Learn the difference between open and broken floor plans for homes here.

To make your kitchen setup even more striking, you can even try to give your kitchen walls a colour contrast against the flooring and other equipment that are prominent in your space. You can also keep the same colour scheme for the cabinets and walls. It will help you enhance the element of minimalism in your kitchen decor.

Cabinetry

carefully choose the colour of your kitchen cabinets
Cabinetry usually covers 40% of your kitchen’s total visual space

If your walls are already in good shape, then think about revamping the colour scheme of your kitchen cabinets and countertops. Cabinetry in your kitchen usually covers 40% of your kitchen’s total visual space. This is why these fittings in your kitchen should be on your priority list when you are planning to rework your kitchen colour scheme.

Cabinets, especially the ones made with wood, can be painted in a variety of colours. Even modern home decor trends prefer kitchen arrangements with brightly coloured cabinets. So, don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to your space. 

Try working with colours like yellow, orange and purple. In such a case, try keeping the colour of your kitchen walls a bit dull to further enhance your colour scheme. You can also make use of colourful kitchen linens to spruce up the look of your living space.

Accessories

Kitchen accessories should complement its theme
Large appliances like refrigerators have a very strong impact on the appearance of your living space

While working in a kitchen, you use many different accessories. It would be great for the appearance of your kitchen if these accessories either enhance or complement the colour palette of your space. Electronic equipment can be an exception because they are mostly available in only black, white and silver colour. 

However, keeping in view the modern-day trends, different manufactures now offer refrigerators in a plethora of colours and designs. They usually are large-sized appliances that cover a huge amount of space and have a very strong impact on the appearance of your living space. So, make sure you choose a refrigerator that is perfectly in line with your kitchen colour scheme.

Moreover, plastic accessories, cookware and the utensils you use in your kitchen come in a variety of colours, which makes it easier for you to choose among them. Hide away any appliances or accessories that are not according to the colour scheme of your living space in cabinets and/or other places where you store things.

Flooring

colour scheme and kitchen floor should match
Always pick your colour scheme according to the material of your kitchen floor

You cannot do much with flooring when it comes to changing colour. Instead, you can pick your colour scheme according to the material of your kitchen floor. For example, if you have a wooden floor with brown hue, it would work great with blue, grey, black or any other light, monochromatic and elegant colours. 

Likewise, if you have marble or tile floorings that usually come in white or any other lighter shades, then you should consider working with more visually popping and darker colours. This is the best way to synchronize the colour scheme of your kitchen with its flooring.

Lighting

lighting arrangement can uplift the charm of your kitchen colour scheme
Don’t forget to revamp the lighting arrangement while working on your new kitchen colour scheme

Lighting fixtures and connections can be easily replaced and moved. So, don’t forget to revamp the lighting arrangement while working on the new kitchen colour scheme for your home. Pick the type of lighting that goes well with your kitchen theme to get the job done in a perfect manner. 

Normally, people prefer installing warm lights over white lights in the kitchen, which could go along with different colour schemes. Adding the shade of soft gold light can be good enough to uplift the charm of your kitchen colour scheme. 

Pro Tip: You can also work on these under-cabinet lighting ideas for your kitchen to infuse and highlight modernity in your arrangement.

Having a well-lit environment will not only make your kitchen look more attractive, but will also enhance its functionality at night. On a side note, if you want to learn more about the different types of lighting for each room in your house, read this post.

This brings us to the end of our comprehensive guide on how to pick the perfect kitchen colour scheme for your home. If you have any more creative ideas to share with us on the subject, feel free to get in touch with us at blog@zameen.com.

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