Kitchen Color: Make a Statement Without Saying a Word

Green island in a white kitchen looking into the colorful dining room beyondWhen it comes to adding color to your kitchen, the options run the spectrum. You can be bold with more permanent features like cabinetry, or dip your toe into the color wheel with something as simple as chairs or even towels. “Your space should be a reflection of you,” says Normandy Designer Abby Osborn. “If you want that ‘go big’ moment in a room, going with color is one way to do that, and there are many ways to add it.”

The biggest tip when it comes to color? Make sure you love the shade – especially when it comes to less temporary elements. While accessories can be easily swapped out, cabinetry and tile are a bigger commitment, with fixtures and countertops falling in the middle. “You can also consider colors that more easily blend in and have more ‘staying’ Tri-tone kitchen with walnut cabinets, blue cabinets, and white cabinetspower over time, like calmer, more earthy hues, blues and greens,” Abby says. “Keep in mind that you probably won’t consider another kitchen remodel for a while, so if you’re hesitant, consider softer colors. Some shades can feel more classic, like navy blue versus an electric blue.”

If there’s a color that really speaks to you, but don’t think you want, say, an all-green kitchen, you can pick and choose where to place the color. Maybe you decide to make a statement with just the island, or just the lower cabinets – or the upper cabinets, along with some complementary tile.

“Cabinetry is one of the hardest pieces to replace, but it can be an easy choice if you really love the color,” says Abby, who often works with clients to create custom colors, based on inspirational finds they bring to her. “A focal point with a bold color can also be nicely balanced with a more neutral countertop and backsplash. And fabric choices and art really can really bring out more singular statement pieces to make the whole space feel cohesive.”

You don’t have go floor to ceiling with color, like you might see in some magazines, but don’t be afraid to be bold in your own way. “Playful, personal touches are so important in a remodel,” Abby says. “Like we always say, the kitchen is the heart of the home.”

If you’d like to meet with Abby or one of our Designers to discuss your kitchen remodeling vision, set up a time to talk and they can skillfully guide you through the process. For more home remodeling inspiration and tips, follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Pinterest.

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