So, How Do I Pick a New Color Scheme?
During a kitchen remodel, one of the most important, but also difficult decisions to make is your color scheme. Trying to visualize how your countertops, cabinets, and floors will complement each other is challenging. With an endless number of color schemes available, how do you choose?
It’s best to focus your color scheme around a primary color, and then accent or highlight with colors using appliances, accessories, and other details. This makes it easier to change your color theme later without having to change the main color.
Here are steps to take to choose a seamless color scheme and create your perfectly-styled dream kitchen.
CHOOSE YOUR COLOR SCHEME
Before perusing color samples with a kitchen designer, it’s best to select a general color scheme. First, use a color wheel to choose two dominant colors and one accent color that all complement each other. The accent color
is usually a bold color used to emphasize or contrast the other two colors, tying everything together.
Remember that countertops, cabinets, and flooring are the three main elements of any kitchen color scheme:
CHOOSE YOUR COUNTERTOP
When redesigning your kitchen, the countertop is one of the most expensive elements. Countertops come in a variety of colors, materials, patterns, and styles. Because of this, it’s easier to match your cabinets and floors to your countertop, rather than vice-versa.
CHOOSE YOUR CABINETS
Kitchen cabinets take up about 40% of the visual space in your kitchen and are a large portion of your budget. Therefore, you should choose a color that matches your style and personality.
CHOOSE YOUR FLOORS
Your kitchen floor should complement your countertops and cabinets, as well as flooring in nearby rooms. Your floor color can be one of your primary colors that coordinates with your cabinets, or it can be a color that contrasts your countertop and cabinets.
Although your countertop, cabinets, and flooring are the main components of your kitchen, there are other elements that are vital to the overall kitchen color scheme that will bring all the parts of the kitchen together.
CHOOSE YOUR WALLS
An often overlooked, yet important, element of any color scheme is the wall. Although your kitchen walls may be hidden by cabinets and appliances, choose a color that complements your countertops, cabinets, and floors.
CHOOSE ACCENTS AND ACCESSORIES
Adding accents and accessories should be the last step in your color coordination phase. Accents such as fixtures, hardware, and appliances should highlight your kitchen. Decorative accessories should add personality and flair to complete the look of your kitchen.
If you’re having a hard time choosing a color scheme, think about what kitchen style you prefer. Do you want a bright, vibrant kitchen? Do you prefer a more vintage style? How about a kitchen that’s shabby chic? Let All Star Construction
, Inc. be your design/build contractor. Check out our kitchen gallery
to see a few kitchens we’ve done. You just may get some new ideas for your kitchen color scheme!