Remodeling a kitchen is no easy task. In fact, of all the things that home buyers focus on when buying a home, the kitchen ranks as a top-two item. As if picking a color and committing to it wasn’t enough! We understand the difficulty that homeowners face when it comes to deciding how to redesign a kitchen, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best kitchen color designs around and how to recreate them. These designs are sure to leave you more than satisfied with your kitchen remodel.
Identify the Elements
One of the first things to do is to identify the items in a home that will require a change of colors. When considering the colors in a room, remember that there needs to be a pleasant balance between them. Identifying the items in the kitchen that need a change of color will help prepare the kitchen for when the new colors come around. A good rule of thumb to follow when trying to think about balance is the 60-30-10 rule. This means that 60% of the room is a dominant color, followed by 30% being the secondary color, and having a third color (10%) be the accent.
As a reference, the items in a kitchen that define the color scheme are usually the cabinets, the countertops, and the floor and backsplash.
Pick Your Colors
Picking the colors is probably one of the most time-consuming parts of remodeling a kitchen. When looking for inspiration, most usually turn to social channels to see what others have already done. Often, they’ll find inspiration on Pinterest. Too much inspiration. Instead of being overwhelmed by what
you find online, try to use the resources already available. For example, depending on the scale of the kitchen remodel, some elements may remain unchanged. For the remodel, some may plan to only change the countertops. Others may opt for changing the kitchen cabinets and nothing else. This type of remodeling may work to your advantage and save you headaches. If there are elements in the kitchen that you know will remain unchanged, then you may already have some of the base colors in place.
There are countless color combinations you can use. If you already have some of the base colors in place that won’t be moved, you might just have to find one or two more complementary colors to complement your design.
Get in the Details
Multi-tone kitchens do much more than just change the way a space looks. The little details that go into them can make a space feel more open, which is important for a kitchen. They also help make the space seem more relaxed and create greater value for your home. If you decide to do a multi-tone kitchen remodel, aim to paint the bottom cabinets in your home the darker of the colors in your palette. Dark colors on the bottom define the kitchen area visually. Light colors on the top give the illusion of a taller ceiling. Also, remember to take all of the kitchen handles and knobs into consideration. These small details can make the difference between an okay looking kitchen and an elegant, classy one.
A kitchen remodel is no easy task, and if you need help with it, let us know! Our color consultants have extensive experience and have helped countless customers with their paint and color questions. We can also take care of any paint projects that you may have pending, so you can focus on what you enjoy and leave the rest of it to us!