Our kitchen is a constant part of our day-to-day life. We visit it many times a day and the best family moments are created in it. So why keep it boring and lifeless, revolved around white and gray? It doesn't have to be boring. Liven it up by adding some color and making the room more fun. The family will love it and will even spend more valuable family time in it. Make it memorable!
The first thing you may imagine when thinking of colorful kitchens is a super bright and bold space that sparks a “Wow!” every time someone new enters it. Well…why not? Choose a bold color like red, royal blue, or yellow and colorblock it with gray and white. The result is incredible and brings a luxurious vibe to it!
If you’re more of an introvert or if you’re just not that into bold colors, you can make your kitchen more colorful without making it flashy. Just by adding little bits of color here and there and you can easily make the space more lively and fun. You can choose more pastel colors to play with or add a few bright colored objects to spark. The result is delicate and different.
Another way of bringing life to your kitchen is through the floor. Painting it is one of the most powerful ways to transform the space. An epoxy floor with a shade of light blue or dark green is also a great idea - it is durable and resistant, besides being extremely beautiful. Rugs are another option - using a big, colorful one under the dining table or smaller ones in front of the sink and fridge can change the look of your space and make the it cozier.
Another option for those who are not afraid of big commitments is making the walls the eye-catcher. Painting the entire wall with a bright color or choosing fun patterned tiles can transform a boring kitchen into a fabulous space.
Cabinets can be fun; they don’t need to be neutral colors only. You can choose them to be the point of color in your kitchen! Shades like turquoise or yellow are remarkable choices and can lighten up your humour every time you enter the room.
For those who don’t like bright colors or prefer traditional choices, you can make your kitchen more colorful by choosing oak cabinets, hardwood flooring, wood panels, and oak colored furniture. It’s undeniably elegant. Choose a more red or orange-accented color, so it doesn’t make the space darker when using a lot of it.
“Colors are the smiles of nature.” - Leigh Hunt
Investing in colorful appliances can add a bit of color to the kitchen if you don’t want to make any big commitments or go through a painting job or furniture changing. More colorful choices include vintage-looking appliances which are very common nowadays, making the kitchen feel very nostalgic but modern at the same time.
Instead of walls and furniture, how about making your whole tableware colorful? Every plate, mug, cup, even silverware can have different colors or shades of a color. Your family will be even more interested in spending time in the kitchen, and the kids will make memorable moments deciding what color should each person use.
In this DIY, you can learn how to spray paint your silverware and make it more fun. It’s so easy!
You can turn to pastel colors to make the space colorful but not too extravagant. Mix with neutrals and match various light colors or stick to one: whatever you choose, the kitchen is definitely going to be breathtaking.
Only a Key Item
Choose one key item in your kitchen to be the focal point:
- The fridge
- The dining table
- The chairs
- Anything that stands out when you enter the kitchen
Make it colorful and bold, and it will liven up the space and the time you spend in it.
Making a mural in your backsplash space is an amazing idea to breathe life into the kitchen. You can use vinyl decals, patterned tiles, or even paint it in a solid bright color. Even doing the dishes will feel less of a bother while looking at a beautiful mural like this one from the photo.
Mix and Match
Don’t be afraid to mix different colors. Try samples and define what works best for your house. Usually the colors match better being in the same range (red-orange-yellow, for example) or on the complete opposite of the color wheel, like blue with orange, red with green or yellow with purple. Mixing can be tricky, you can use these tips or just match whatever colors you think it’s best. If it works for you, that’s the important part.
Change It Yourself
You don’t need to make big commitments and changes on the room to make it more colorful. It can be surprisingly easy and cheap: just do it yourself! Paint the dining table, washi tape the fridge, spray paint the chairs. You can change the look of your kitchen quickly and without spending much: just choose some key items and go for it. Be creative!
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