When it comes time for a kitchen redesign, you can drastically alter the appearance or mood of your kitchen even with a subtle color change. There are so many ideas, trends, and styles out there, ready to inspire your kitchen transformation. However, homeowners can come to realize mid-project that their dream kitchen’s color selections aren’t exactly coming together. Consider some of these tips for selecting your color-scheme, and work with the kitchen designers at Design Solutions to perfect your kitchen redesign!
Remember, you will be assessing the color-scheme of your kitchen as a whole room. This means you don’t need to tie yourself to changing just one aspect of your kitchen. In fact, it probably calls for updating several elements of your kitchen, if you’d like. Wall paint, ceiling paint, and your kitchen floors all lay a background for your cabinets, appliances, backsplash, countertops, kitchen island, and more. Some materials, like stones and wood, and their shade and texture all come together in your overall kitchen redesign. These are all the different elements you can manipulate the color of to coordinate a fabulous color-scheme.
For those kitchens that use monochrome or more contemporary color-schemes, it all comes down to matching the undertones of your color choices. All colors, including neutrals, have subtle undertones that can create an impression of a warm or cold kitchen. Both styles can be flattering, but it can only be pulled off when the undertones are in the same color family. Even neutrals like beige can come in hundreds of variations of yellow, pink, blue, and green undertones.
You can further create variations in your kitchen redesign by changing up the lighting. Of course, this is a wonderful opportunity to switch up your light fixtures. Do you notice the difference between a lamp’s soft glow and the coldness of fluorescent lights in an office? The light source’s “temperature” color can dramatically impact the final look of your kitchen. Many homeowners like the warmth and comfort of a more yellow-toned light, although a soft white option may be perfect for complimenting your cool color-scheme kitchen without putting a strain on the eyes.
Color Trends and Fads
Every home, and therefore every kitchen, is unique. Color trends and fads like all white, monochrome gray, or other bolder uses of color may be popular now but can look tiresome in a few years, maybe even months. For that reason, neutrals are generally the safest and most timeless looking option, but don’t be afraid to go for a bolder color choice too! Just be sure to pick and design around a color-scheme you’ll adore. As the seasons go by, you can change up decorative elements like drapes, table linens, vases, and dinnerware to create color variation in your kitchen design.
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.
Founder, president, and artistic director Joni Zimmerman continues to create and maintain a service and team that meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of the community it serves. Get in touch with us today to begin your redesign journey. Call us today at 410-757-6100 or visit our contact us page to speak with one of our team members.