For many, the kitchen is the heart of the home and you’ll likely spend a lot of time here. Deciding to spruce it up with some colour can be an overwhelming process, with so many shades, textures and styles, how do you know which one is going to best for your space? Well, we’ve compiled a list of some of the different ways you can colour your kitchen to help get you started.
Have a plan
Before splashing the kitchen with colours and then deciding afterwards that you don’t quite fancy it, its best to plan it out thoroughly first. This step shouldn’t be rushed as having to repaint and redecorate can be time-consuming and costly. Take the time to research different colour palettes and narrow down your choices based on your preferences and ones that tie in with the scheme of your interior. A well-designed home is one that flows to create a cohesive space. While it is your home and you can colour it any way you choose, if you would consider selling down the track, it pays to select colours that are tasteful. If your budget allows it’s a good idea to work with a professional decorator or painter. They can give you great ideas on how to create an impressive kitchen.
There are so many ways you can add color to your kitchen. Here are some common ones:
Tiles come in a multitude of colours, designs, shapes and styles and they are a fantastic way to enhance your kitchen space. You can have them as bright or light as you like.
Updating your cabinetry can be expensive but it is an investment that can add significant value to your home. If you are going to go with coloured cabinetry, ensure the colours work well with the amount of natural lighting you have and the style of your home. An experienced professional can offer helpful design advice on this. If you can’t afford to replace your cabinetry, you can repaint them yourself although if this is not done properly, it can flake and look tacky. To get a professional finish and to ensure it is going to be durable, its best to hire a professional painter.
Splashbacks are commonly used as an alternative to tiles and the great thing about them is that you can customise the design and style to your specific requirements, making it entirely unique and one of a kind.
Use Open Shelving
Open shelving is a cheap yet effective way to add colour to your kitchen. By storing bright coloured dinnerware and accessories on here, you can produce a stunning statement piece.
Installing a coloured sink can be striking especially when it’s paired with soft, neutral palettes. You can purchase sinks in a variety of colours. Popular choices tend to be black, navy and gunmetal grey.
Install a vertical garden
Painting and changing the palette of your kitchen is not the only way to add colour. Vertical gardens are a creative way to add some vibrance and an organic touch to your kitchen. Choose plants that can grow inside – herbs are a great choice.
Consider a feature wall
Painting a singular wall is an easy way to add a touch colour and can completely transform a space. Use inspiration from the rest of your home when choosing a shade and ensure it works well with the rest of the kitchen.
Add colour with your seating
Another inexpensive way to improve the look of your kitchen is with the seating you choose. You can either replace your bar stools/kitchen chairs altogether with vibrant choices or to keep costs down, buy replacement covers to place over them.
Replace or revamp your light fixtures
Your light fixtures don’t have to blend in with the rest of the kitchen having colored fixtures can create a statement feature in the kitchen.
Add a chalk wall
A chalkboard wall is not only creative but functional too. You can write appointments on it, shopping lists and it gives the kids an area to draw.
If your budget is tight and you can’t afford to revamp your entire kitchen, you can add color with accessories and appliances. This is a good option for those who are renting and can’t physically change the appearance of their kitchen. You don’t have to break the bank to create a visually appealing look. If you’re looking for pops of color, choose bright kitchen appliances, tea towels, or dinnerware that you can present in your kitchen. It draws your eye to space and allows you to add a personal touch.
When decorating your kitchen with colour, it is important to remember that in most cases, less is more. Flooding the area with too many dominant colours can see it look overdone and tacky.
You can redecorate your kitchen yourself, however, if the job is substantial it is smart to hire a professional. If you are painting your kitchen, it needs to be prepared properly first and long-wearing paints need to be applied- especially in high use areas. Only hard-wearing paints should be used on benchtops otherwise it can become unsanitary. If you would like more information on adding color to your kitchen, get in touch with our highly skilled team here at MDC Specialists, painting and decorating is our expertise.