Choosing the colours for your new kitchen is one of the most enjoyable aspects of the design process, but it can also be very overwhelming. You just need to type ‘kitchen colour schemes’ into your search engine to discover just how many options you have! To make life easier, we’ll be sharing some of our best kitchen colour scheme ideas to help you make your decision.
Narrow it down to colours you love
This might seem like an obvious place to start, but it’s easy to get caught up with colours that follow the latest design trends rather than colours you love. The most important thing is that you have a positive emotional reaction to your colour choices – after all, you have to live with them! Narrow it down to colours that you really like and go from there.
Understand how complementary colours work
If you’re planning on using two or three colours in your kitchen, they need to work together. A colour wheel can be your best friend when choosing colours which go together and you can easily find one online. You can opt for complementary colours which are opposite one another on the colour wheel, or choose analogous colours which are next to each other on the wheel. Neutrals can also be mixed with bolder colours to great effect – white, cream and grey work well with a range of different colours.
Remember the size of your space
Colour choice is largely aesthetic, but it also needs to be functional. Even if you love the look of a darker colour scheme, it can make a small space even smaller, while a white-on-white colour scheme in a large kitchen can look stark. Adjust your colour scheme to suit the space for the best final result. If a certain colour won’t work in large doses, you can think about using it in your accessories.
Think about the rest of the house
Your kitchen is one of the most visible parts of the house, so it looks pretty obvious if it doesn’t quite fit with your existing colour scheme. Although you can have some fun with colour in your new space, it needs to make sense with the rest of the house. With that in mind, make sure that your overall house style is echoed in the colour scheme for the kitchen and keep some continuity of colour in the design.
Consider integrating textures into the space
Remember that certain textures add their own element of colour, and can be integrated to complement your colour scheme. Timber offers natural, earthy tones while also adding unique textures, and can be integrated into your cabinetry or accessories. For a more industrial feel, you can consider a feature stainless steel benchtop to add that steely grey tone. Benchtops such as granite, marble or engineered stone can also offer an extra layer of texture.
Whether you’re interested in white kitchen colour schemes or prefer a bit of colour, The Maker have extensive showrooms which showcase the latest design trends and colour inspiration. Our designers will help you create a custom kitchen and your cabinetry, benchtops and glass splashbacks are then manufactured in-house. For a kitchen which perfectly suits your lifestyle, speak to us!
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