Colour Matching Your Kitchen

It is the bane and joy of every homeowner. Whether it’s time to refurbish, or you’ve just brought a new home, likelihood is that you’ve got a bag full of colour swatches and wood samples, and nothing seems to match like you want it to.

Countertops, cabinets, and floor colours are the three most prominent features in a kitchen. When you walk into someone’s kitchen, it’s the colours that first catch your eye. First, you’ll see the floor, usually as you’re walking towards the kitchen for some reason or another, and then, as you walk through the doorway, you’ll be dazzled by the stylistic preferences of the homeowner’s cabinet and countertop choices. Because cabinets and countertops are so plentiful in a kitchen setting, they’re very noticeable; even in larger kitchens.

Keeping your kitchen colour scheme simple allows you to have more flexibility to adapt and change the tone of your kitchen at any time. Smaller items in your kitchen can be used to add contrasting and highlighting colours without affecting the main theme that you’re using.

Your first step in choosing the right colour scheme for you, is to pick a theme for your kitchen. Sleek, natural, modern? These are all good starting points, and knowing what you think you’re looking for is the first step in creating the right set of colours for your colour scheme.

Next, you’re going to want to choose two colours that complement each other. These are going to be the dominate colours in your kitchen. Simple, non-intrusive colours work perfectly for this part, and keep your style adaptable; in case you want to change your colour scheme again in a year or two. The third colour that you choose should be an accent colour that ties the room together, while also adding a bit of character to your theme.

As an example, black and white kitchens tend to be considered quite modern, or sleek, whereas kitchens that include a lot of warm, summer tones, and natural woods, are considered natural, or country, kitchens. If you’re looking for a fun, experimental kitchen theme, try looking at a colour wheel, and picking out colours that are opposite each other.

You should choose the style and colour for your countertops first, because of the wide range in colours, patterns, and materials that they’re available in. For flooring, the colour can either be a contrasting colour to your countertops and cabinets, or you can coordinate the colours together. Finally, for cabinets, the idea is similar to countertops, and having the both furnishings match in colour ties a kitchen together well. Or, if you have patterned countertops, using one of the colours from the surface for your cabinets would give you a good contrast for your room.

Stick to your colour pallet, and remember to use other accessories in your kitchen to tie together the colours and accents of the room. Windsor Kitchens offers a large range of countertop colours and styles to start off your kitchen’s colour scheme.