Depending on the layout of your kitchen, the colors that you choose for it may largely depend on the adjacent rooms. In older homes where the kitchen was a closed off room, the color choices could be as radically different as you wanted. In renovations and newer homes, the open floor planned kitchen has changed the way we add color to the kitchen.
If you are trying to color coordinate your kitchen with the adjacent dining room and living areas, here are some suggestions to guide you.
- Carry through a neutral color: If you are feeling nervous about choosing a color, go for neutrals! Neutrals have come a long way from the basic white, beige, tan and gray. Today’s neutrals can be as dark as smoky gray to a light muted green or blue. Assess your home decor and find a color that speaks to you. Grab a color paint fan deck and hold up the neutral colors to your walls. Carrying a neutral color throughout the kitchen and adjacent rooms will unite the space and make it feel more spacious.
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- Add an accent wall to unite the spaces: If you would prefer to break up the color saturation in your kitchen, consider adding an accent wall between the adjacent room and the kitchen. This technique works well for rooms that want a defined separation visually and purpose-wise. Color is a wonderful non-verbal way to accentuate and define spaces without being overpowering and deliberate with furniture or walls.
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Whether you are trying to give your kitchen an updated look or you are trying to make your home feel more united with color, coordinating the spaces will help.
The more natural light you have pouring into your kitchen and adjacent spaces the darker you can go with color. For homes with little natural light keep the colors lighter to avoid feeling closed in.
Color coordinating the heart of the home is essential for your home to feel welcoming and unified with colorful design elements.
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