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Kitchen Color Palettes, from Darker Hues to Bright and Airy

Is your kitchen in need of a makeover? Are you looking to spice it up with a dash of color? Well, some of the following ideas may just be the ingredients needed to infuse your kitchen with flavor.

Begin with evaluating the overall style of your home: is your theme modern and contemporary, or traditional and classic? The size of your kitchen is important as well – darker colors make a small space seem smaller, while brighter colors have the opposite effect. The lighting in your kitchen should also be considered. Don’t allow poor lighting to limit your recipe for color, just have your contractor incorporate some natural or new lighting into your kitchen makeover.

Dark hues are currently a popular choice for interior design. Grab your camera and look to your favorite scenery for inspiration. If the colors of nature are your objective, beautiful dark stained cabinets paired with modern stainless appliances create a rich effect. Work in the other colors of your landscape. Try deep reds and browns, or if lighter is more appropriate, warm tans and greens. Mix up your colors, have your walls be one color and your ceiling a lighter shade from within the same color palette. Or, try adding a couple of accent walls.

If you’re looking to brighten up your kitchen, light and airy palettes are also in style. Here again, nature can be an inspiration. Soft blues, cloudy whites, and silvery grays are combined to create a cool, soothing environment. Pair these airy colors with light woods or antique white cabinets, and create a kitchen that is filled with a delicate ambiance.

There is a lot of freedom of expression in home design these days, and you can exercise your creative enthusiasm while creating the kitchen of your dreams. Incorporate themes that are important to you, whether it’s your heritage, a favorite painting, or the memory of a treasured place. Make your kitchen an environment you love to spend time in.


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