Kitchen Colour Schemes: The Ultimate Guide

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Scheme and Choosing your Kitchen Paint Color: Kitchen Color

Create your Perfect Kitchen Colour Palette in 3 Easy Steps

Your kitchen colour scheme can either create an overwhelming hodge-podge kitchen space that resembles Joseph’s technicolour coat or a kitchen lacking in both character and colour. But, if selected with a keen eye and a little bit of thought, your kitchen colour palette could bring your dream kitchen to life.

Colour Scheme & Kitchen Colour: Kitchen Paint Colours

It’s a given that when choosing your kitchen color scheme, there are multiple options to choose from, if we are being exact, you have pretty much everything on the color wheel to work with.

But, herein lies the problem, there are almost too many options to sift through. Even if you know where and how you would like to start your kitchen planning process and have a few preferred colours in mind, there are an infinite number of hues, tones and shades to then choose from.

And after all that then there is factoring in creating a sense of harmony, cohesion and flow within your kitchen space. It is not surprise that this can all begin to feel a bit overwhelming.

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen  Paint Color: Blue Kitchen

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Paint Color: Blue Kitchen

Picking your Kitchens Paint Colours

Our kitchens come in a huge range of colours and finishes which means you’ll have to make even more decisions to make about your new one! Broadly speaking you can break up your colour choices into five categories.

Warm colors (like yellow, bright blue & warm wood), Cool colours (like sage green, pale blue &), Bright colors (like pink, orange & gold), Dark colors (like brown, dark blue & dark green) and Neutral colours (like white, grey & cream).

We suggest choosing a neutral color as a primary color, or a base starting choice. Then choose two complementary secondary colours one from either the light and dark color wheels and the other from the warm and cool color palettes. This will process will leave you with three core colors that you can begin building your kitchen design around, and makes the room feel balanced and harmonious.

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen  Paint Color, Natural  Light in a White Kitchen

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Paint Color, Natural Light in a White Kitchen

 

Wood, Metal or Concrete?

Or maybe you’ll choose a wooden finish – but will you choose a dark walnut or old oak, or a younger, lighter oak or fir? And we’re going to throw another finish into the mix, metallic bronze or a range of metallic or concrete greys. Too much choice!

Creating a Color Scheme

A kitchen’s color scheme is not only defined by the colors you choose for your floor, cabinets and walls, it is also affected by smaller factors like your kettle or pot plants hues, which could make (or break) your kitchens color cohesion.

So, when it comes to picking the perfect color scheme for your magazine worthy kitchen, its always a good idea to take a step back and look at your kitchens color palette as something that it made up of multiple contributing factors.

Below, we take a closer look at what these contributing factors are – and how you can make the right color palette decisions for your kitchen.

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen  Cabinets Paint Color: Blue Kitchen

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets Paint Color: Blue Kitchen

 

Step one: Kitchen Cabinets

Now we haven’t started with your cabinets for any old reason, cabinets are a great starting point. Your kitchen cabinets will probably take up around 40% of the visual space in your kitchen. So its a great way to establish a base line for the color scheme within your kitchen. Cabinets are the foundation of your future color choices.

Cabinets: Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets Paint Colors: Blue Kitchen

Cabinets: Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets Paint Colors: Blue Kitchen

 

Start by choosing a cabinet that has a texture, material and color that fits your budget, home design and kitchen style. Now we know this is easier said than done, but try not to overthink this step too much. Go with what feels right and move on you step 2, you can always change your mind later and choose a different style. But, in the name of getting the ball rolling, pick a cabinet and move on to the next step.

We have put a few pictures of cabinets below for inspiration, have a look and decide which of the cabinets you like the look of the most and then click through to view that cabinets relevant range and a broader selection of cabinet choice.

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, blue, green color ideas

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, blue, green color ideas

 

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, wood, white color ideas

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, wood, white color ideas

 

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, yellow, gray color ideas

Cabinets & Color Scheme: Looking at Kitchen Color, yellow, gray color ideas

 

Step 2: Room size

Perhaps the best place to start is by looking at the size and layout of the room. Are you working with a small space, an area that connects to your living room, or a traditional house and kitchen space? Different colors work better in different spaces. For instance, if your kitchen is small with a low ceiling and doesn’t have much natural light, go for the whites or greys in order to make it as light as possible and help with the illusion of space.

Conversely, if the room gets a lot of natural night, you can use darker shades and different colors that will give it a more welcoming feel.

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen  Cabinets Paint Colors: Green Paint, Sage Green

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets Paint Colors: Green Paint, Sage Green

 

A combination

Remember, you don’t have to stick to just one color scheme. If you’re opting for light-coloured kitchen cabinets, you can create a more colourful tone with bright splashback panels or by painting the walls.

By using a contrasting colour, you can really create a wow factor that will give your room a fresh feel and will accentuate the beauty of your design without overpowering it. Perfect for small rooms, but can also look great used in larger kitchens where you can also use ornaments in display cabinets to continue the colour theme.

Step 3: Don’t forget the floor

When it comes to choosing your kitchen color and your kitchen paint colors, you also need to think about your ideal kitchen floor. Do you want it to be patterned, plain, wood, tiles or vinyl? You need to factor in the look of your floor at the same time as choosing your kitchen colour scheme.

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen  Cabinets Paint Colors: Sage Green, Dark Blue & Green Paint

Kitchen Paint Color: Creating your Color Palette and Choosing your Kitchen Cabinets Paint Colors: Sage Green, Dark Blue & Green Paint

 

We’ve got lots of great ideas for kitchen color schemes, so please feel free to visit our kitchen showroom to see what’s on offer and talk to our designers for ideas.

6 Kitchen Designs using Color & Tips you can use from them

Shade Blue Kitchen, with shade blue shade green Cabinets, tile Backsplash and kitchen island.

Shade Blue Kitchen, with shade blue shade green Cabinets, tile Backsplash and kitchen island.

 

Tip 1: White Kitchen with Blue Accents Greek Inspired Kitchens

When it comes to using blue, don’t be shy. Especially when you have a white kitchen, you can create a Greek kitchen environment with some aqua blue cabinets that gives you a tropical island feel in the comfort of your own home.

Green Kitchen, with tile backsplash, shade green shade blue cabinets and shade gray kitchen island, white walls.

Green Kitchen, with tile backsplash, shade green shade blue cabinets and shade gray kitchen island, white walls.

 

Tip 2: Use White and Grey Cabinetry

Use tones of grey and cream to create a classic kitchen space that is both warm and modern. Using white cabinetry gives your kitchen a sophisticated tone and a classic feel that is both natural and inviting. You could add a splash of color into your kitchen with a few green, yellow & blue seasonal flowers to add a bright natural flare to your kitchen.

White Kitchen with blue green shade tile backsplash, white walls and blue shade green shade cabinets

White Kitchen with blue green shade tile backsplash, white walls and blue shade green shade cabinets

 

Tip 3: Don’t be afraid to be bold

When creating a kitchen space that needs to be both functional and an aesthetic masterpiece you might want to go for something slightly different. Like this white modern kitchen with touches of grey, yellow and orange. The light kitchen uses its cabinetry well to reinforce the warm yet edgy kitchen design. These kitchen owners have made a kitchen space feel that reflects their personalities and their home, really making the kitchen space their own.

White Kitchen with yellow shade tile backsplash, white walls and blue shade green shade cabinets

White Kitchen with yellow shade tile backsplash, white walls and blue shade green shade cabinets

 

Tip 4: Using Green, Grey and Wood Accents

Using dark wood accents in a kitchen that is given character with touches of grey and green can create a modern kitchen that feels cooling and calming. See how this kitchen has contrasted the amazing wood to create a classic look and feel in the kitchens interior. The dark wood cabinetry is a bold statement and is great inspiration for your kitchen!

White kitchen, with shade green cabinets, shade blue cabinets. Traditional space, bright interior.

White kitchen, with shade green cabinets, shade blue cabinets. Traditional space, bright interior.

 

Tip 5: Don’t be afraid to be bold

When creating a kitchen space that needs to be both functional and an aesthetic masterpiece you might want to go for something slightly different. Like this white modern kitchen with touches of grey, yellow and orange. The light kitchen uses its cabinetry well to reinforce the warm yet edgy kitchen design. These kitchen owners have made a kitchen space feel that reflects their personalities and their home, really making the kitchen space their own.

White kitchen, with shade green cabinets, shade blue cabinets. Traditional space, blue & bright interior.

White kitchen, with shade green cabinets, shade blue cabinets. Traditional space, blue & bright interior.

 

Tip 6: Don’t be afraid to be bold

When creating a kitchen space that needs to be both functional and an aesthetic masterpiece you might want to go for something slightly different. Like this white modern kitchen with touches of grey, yellow and orange. The light kitchen uses its cabinetry well to reinforce the warm yet edgy kitchen design. These kitchen owners have made a kitchen space feel that reflects their personalities and their home, really making the kitchen space their own.

 


24 Nov 2017

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