Clever Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen
When dreaming about your new kitchen, do you dream in color? Your color selections play one of the most important roles in setting the mood for your new space – from using pale blue for a peaceful feel, to deep red for a high-energy vibe. And while it may seem like cabinets and wall colors are the only two elements to consider, adding color through tiles, appliances or even your ceiling can transform the look and feel of your space.
Using neutral-colored KraftMaid® cabinets as the foundation, you’ll have the freedom to incorporate color in some unexpected ways. Here’s a few to consider for your upcoming remodel:
1. A Bold Choice: Focus on the Fifth Wall
Sure, a white ceiling goes with everything, but it also usually goes unnoticed. If you’re open to being creative with color, try a bold, dramatic ceiling to add interest and dimension. Contrary to popular belief, a dark ceiling can actually open up the space by creating the illusion of having no boundaries. Or if you have cabinets in stains like praline cherry, bold colors like navy can balance out the orange and brown tones.
2. Modern Metallics: Stainless Steel Tile
Stainless steel isn’t just for appliances anymore. Because it plays well with nearly every color palette, this sleek metallic backsplash works especially well with dark to medium brown, black or white cabinetry, and provides a touch of modern, industrial style. If you like the idea of a metallic, but aren’t ready to go all-in on stainless, consider adding a metallic horizontal insert between white or light-colored glass subway tiles.
3. Fun and Functional: Colored Sinks, Appliances and Tops
Selecting materials and finishes for items like sinks, appliances and countertops used to come down to a list of rather finite options, with many homeowners opting for stainless steel sinks and appliances, and a muted countertop made of granite, quartz, marble or the like. Today’s homeowners looking to add some colorful show stopping accents can look to porcelain-coated sinks in vibrant blues and greens, and colored ranges and refrigerators in hues like pumpkin and burgundy. Or consider using a high- or semi-gloss enamel to repaint the existing countertop on your kitchen island to add a small, but impactful pop of color.
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