How to choose different colours in your Kitchen

Using a blend of colours allows for the perfect kitchen transformation. The right colours can be a true showstopper to impress family members and guests.

Many of us have been tempted to choose neutral colours for the kitchen, for example; white, creams and off-white shades. Using such colours will make your kitchen look the same as everyone else’s.

Instead, choose colours which give a unique look and a soothing atmosphere. If you go with a combination of colours,, this definitely requires a lot of creativity to surprise and impress everyone.

Here are few tips for using different colours without compromising the kitchen’s natural aesthetics.

Choose the kitchen’s highlight

Paint one of the walls with a distinctive colour. This should fit in with the overall theme, but must not look out of place. It should create drama and flair to attract everyone’s attention.

This approach suits larger kitchen best, as it can make the  wall seem closer and the space even narrower for small kitchens. However, if your small kitchen has natural divisions, then you can try this in smaller areas to create a memorable first impression.

Always go for splashbacks

A splashback increases the useful life of your kitchen. It can either be eye-catching or in a soft colour that blends in, depending on your taste. It can functions as a centre stage attraction with its classic retro look.

Many people nowadays use glass splashbacks in different colours because of the dramatic effect.

Enhance the worktops

You can buy colourful cabinet doors and fittings, or do a paint job yourself to give the room a lift. Using one colour on its own is often not as effective as going for two or more – use different combinations, e.g. a new colour for each drawer, for a unique effect.

Improve the ceiling

Ceilings are normally taken for granted, especially in the colour department. Use well-balanced tones by painting cornices and enjoy more fascinating ceilings.

Color the floor

Colouring the floor compliments the entire kitchen décor. However, the floor should not overpower the rest of the room.Work out what color suits the design of the floor. For example black and white work well together in a a tiling pattern; a rainbow of colours looks great in textured flooring such as slate and subtle colours suit wooden floors etc.

Use electronic lights

Electronic lights enhance the kitchen’s look and changes the mood. Mix and mingle for more dramatic effects.

Use color in furniture

Kitchen artwork and furniture demand creativity. Their colours should complement the overall kitchen décor, especially the walls. Remember, too much artwork in a small kitchen confines it even more.

Play around with colours for stools, chairs and tables to make the best out of your kitchen. If your kitchen has mirrors in it, you could place a prominent piece of art in front of it to achieve a nice reflection across the room.