Creating a magazine-worthy kitchen is a project that is a sum of many parts that come together harmoniously — from your cabinetry and tabletops down to your flooring and walls. When it comes to kitchen colour schemes, there are plenty to choose from. Some may even say that there are too many options to choose from, making the whole process somewhat confusing for those of us who don’t have a particular style or vision in mind. Thankfully, we’re here to save the day. Today, we look at an easy guide to choosing the perfect colour scheme for your kitchen space, so get ready to take some notes and read on to find out more!
- Start With The Cabinetry
Before you even start to think about kitchen curtains, wall paint or fancy appliances, it is vital that your kitchen design journey starts with your cabinetry. The main reason behind this is the fact that your cabinets typically consume about 40% of your entire kitchen space (and almost half of your entire budget), making them a key player in the overall aesthetic of your kitchen space. Choosing the material, style, colour and texture that you like will help create a basic foundation for future colour choices and will help you choose the most complimentary colours to create a cohesive space.
- Countertop Creativity
Another big player in the kitchen is, of course, your countertop. Your choice of countertop is important for a variety of reasons. Other than a practical and budget-friendly solution, you’ll want to choose a countertop material that creates a seamless cohesion between countertop and cabinetry. Without this cohesion, the visual harmony in your kitchen will almost instantly fall apart, and things will quickly start to look mismatched and less than sophisticated. Some fail-safe options include marble, granite and concrete but be sure to check if they match your cabinets before letting go of your hard-earned dollars.
- Fixtures, Fittings and Appliances
Thankfully, we live in an age where there are hundreds if not thousands of options when it comes to kitchen fixtures, fittings and appliances. If you’re opting for built-in appliances such as microwaves, fridges, ovens, dishwashers and more, we always recommend ensuring that all your appliances match to create a seamless and harmonious look in your kitchen. Stainless steel appliances go incredibly well with shades of brown and grey, while black appliances create a bold look in contrast to a primarily white kitchen layout.
When it comes to appliances such as kettles, toasters, cake mixers and so on, this is your chance to start introducing some colour into the space. Generally, we suggest sticking to one colour for the smaller appliances and creating a sense of depth by choosing different shades of the same colour to avoid creating a two-dimensional look on your countertops.
- Onto The Walls
Now that you’ve got the majority of your kitchen fittings selected, it’s time to choose a wall colour that truly compliments your appliances, cabinetry and countertop. Remember – walls play a crucial role in setting the ambience, and if it goes wrong, it can truly stick out like a sore thumb even if it is almost hidden by cabinets, backsplash and shelving. A great tip is to stick to neutrals, as they should complement most of your chosen elements, no matter what style or colour you choose. Bold or vibrant colours can also be an option, but be sure that your cabinetry and floors have a more subtle palette to balance it all out.
- Hello Hardware
Lastly, choosing the perfect hardware for your taps, cabinet pulls, and knobs are one of the best ways to tie your kitchen aesthetic together. Your sink, taps, faucets and cabinet hardware should ideally all be the same colour or finish and should complement your appliance colour choice. Matte black and metallics are very popular at the moment, and precious metals such as silver help to add visual intrigue and can make your space look brighter and classier almost instantly. Lighting is also a key component of any kitchen, so be sure to choose fixtures that blend in seamlessly with your style of choice. Some popular lighting options at the moment include pendant lighting, linear chandeliers and LED pendants that add a touch of elegance to your space.
Selecting the right colour palette for your kitchen might seem like a daunting task at first, but once you approach it in the step by step manner like we have in today’s article, you are guaranteed to end up with a beautiful, cohesive space that you can feel proud of.