How To Mix Colors In Your Kitchen With Neutrals

Learn how to mix colors in your kitchen with neutrals.

Learn how to mix colors in your kitchen with neutrals.

The color of your kitchen makes a big difference to the look and feel of the room, so it’s important to know how different colors will look next to each other. Most homeowners choose one or two bold colors for the kitchen walls or cabinets, then use neutral colors for the rest of the room. Continue reading for a few tips on how to mix colors with neutrals to create the perfect color palette.

Accentuate Your Favorite Features

If you’re not sure where to add color in your kitchen, choose to accentuate your favorite features in the room! Order custom cabinets for your kitchen island or pantry area in a bold color such as navy or dark green to contrast against the neutral colors. A unique color will draw attention to the most interesting space in your kitchen and create the look of a custom kitchen.

Mixing Finishes

When mixing finishes in the kitchen, it’s best to place darker colors lower to the ground, such as on the base cabinets. Lighter colors offer better results on higher cabinets along the wall. The reverse design of light colors on the bottom and darker colors on top makes the space feel a little strange and off-balance.


Before you paint or order custom materials, you must know the undertones of every color you choose, as cool colors (blue undertones) and warm colors (yellow or red undertones) don’t go together. As you create your color palette for the new design, be sure to stick to a warm palette or cool palette for the cabinetry, walls, window coverings, and other materials to ensure everything works together.


When matching paint colors, it’s crucial to place the samples side by side to compare how they will look together. Colors will always look different on a computer or print-out than they do in real life, as the finish won’t be accurately represented. It’s essential to get a wood finish sample to help you picture the color in various types of lighting.

Design Your Dream Kitchen With Design Solutions, Inc.

Design Solutions Inc, located in Annapolis MD, is here to help homeowners throughout the Maryland areas redesign their bathrooms, kitchens, and homes. Want to create a greener home? Ask us about sustainable design for your Maryland home.

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