Colours matter. That is an undeniable fact. A room's atmosphere can be pleasant and relaxing, or it can be cozy and invigorating, depending on the colour of the walls or the furniture. That's why, if you are planning to do a kitchen renovation and you want to do a total make-over, then it would be nice to pick a fantastic colour for your kitchen that will uplift your mood. So here are some suggestions from our great kitchen renovation ideas compendium that will surely help you find the perfect colour for your kitchen.
If you want the more upbeat and happy colours, you can choose from the bright tints of red, yellow. Studies show that red could increase one's food appetite, yellow gives off a cheerful atmosphere. A deep red colour puts on a very romantic, serious ambiance but it's not really good to paint all the kitchen walls red since it quickens your pulse rate and has a tendency to induce feelings of anger or annoyance. A bright and sunny yellow is a playful colour and kids really like it. Fast-food restaurants usually use either a combination of these two colours or some tints of both to influence the costumers' mood and appetite.
And you could take a good shade of blue, if you want to achieve a calming ambiance and a classy, elegant look. Studies tell us that this colour is an appetite suppressant, which is why we often skip this colour in the food we prepare. But it could be a good colour for the kitchen if you use it to balance the very vigorous feeling that red and yellow exudes. It's very tricky to use in the kitchen, but when you select a good colour that would match this, it would look wonderful in your kitchen.
Brown is also a warm and homey colour, which emits a comfortable feeling because this colour is very natural. Old-style kitchens usually have brown colours for their cupboards, cabinets, tables and chairs. A perfect shade of yummy brown increases your appetite, so it would be great in the dining room, and it would be nice for your kitchen. If you combine it with colours like blue or pink you would achieve a modern yet classy kitchen look.
White probably is the favorite kitchen colour because of its clean look. If you want a more contemporary look, you could take white and combine it with another clean color such as black, or pair it up with some glossy or metallic color. It provides for a futuristic and modern atmosphere in your kitchen. There's also the colour purple, which is very chic and elegant, and would be a good addition to the white and black colour scheme. However, it's also tricky to use purple in the kitchen. So instead of a white-black-purple kitchen, it is easier to have white and peach. Peach is bright and relaxing, and cozy, which is why it is a very popular colour for the kitchens. A white and peach colour combination would give a clean and comfy atmosphere.
It would be better to avoid a monochromatic colour palette so that your kitchen won't look too boring. You can mix and match any of these colours, or you could take one colour from these suggestions and combine it with your favorite color. Don't be afraid to show your personality when trying to find a good colour for your kitchen. You can have a bold and daring colour scheme, or you can choose a serene and calming one. It's your kitchen, so it's you and your choice that matters, even if you do consult a designer.
Just a little reminder from our collection of kitchen renovations ideas - make sure that your lighting goes well with your kitchen colour scheme so you will have a wonderful kitchen that will be the subject of people's admiration.
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