There are many aspects to a kitchen that will evoke a certain feel or theme. While the major focal point is the kitchen cabinets, the feeling comes from the color pallet of your choice. When remodeling your kitchen do not be afraid to use color. Color is what will entice your senses.
There are many ways to planning the color to your kitchen. But the easiest way to select a scheme is by bringing it back to the color wheel. The color wheel is just that, a wheel of the primary colors (Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet). By looking at the color wheel you can decide if you wish to use contrasting colors, such as blue and yellow, or stick to one color family such as different shades of red.
There are warm tones and cool tones. The warm tones emit tenderness and sunlight into a room. The colors to use if you are looking to create sunlight in your kitchen are yellows, oranges, and reds. These colors are extremely popular today in kitchens because they give off energy. Warm colors entice hunger whereas cool colors, such as blue or indigo, tend to suppress the appetite.
Cool tones are blue, violet, and indigos. Cool tones tend to give off a regal or royal feel. If you are looking to bring sophistication to your kitchen a great way to do so would be incorporating a purple wall to compliment your dark kitchen cabinetry.
Playing with different color schemes is an effortless and flawless way to heighten the drama within your kitchen. You can change the feel, energy, and look of your kitchen simply by painting your walls. Whether you use contrasting colors or complimentary colors, warm tones or cool tones, or different tones of one color, you can infuse your personal taste with an emotion to produce the perfect kitchen for you, your family, and your guests. Color is there for a reason, don’t shy away from it!