How to Choose Colors for the Kitchen

Oct 1, 2014 | Painting

One aspect of a room that makes the biggest impression when people enter is the colors on the wall. Wallpaper, paint, and tile can all be used to great effect in determining a room’s theme and atmosphere. Choosing the right color for the kitchen is perhaps most the most important color decision for a home, considering the amount of traffic a kitchen receives and the number of factors that must be taken into account to create a coherent theme. Below are a few popular tips for choosing kitchen color schemes and how color is used to the greatest effect.

Don’t overdo it.

It’s possible to make a kitchen bright and colorful by only adding a small splash of color. If the walls are painted a neutral white or off-white and the cabinets are also neutral, brightly colored stools or chairs can give the whole room a sense of personality and energy.

Consider color psychology

Behavioral scientists have found that certain colors tend to evoke certain responses. For example, red provokes strong emotions, blue has a calming effect, yellow generally causes happiness, and green is said to promote relaxation and stimulate brain activity. Homeowners should consider how visitors feel when they spend time in the kitchen.

Choose complements

Using a two-color scheme is very popular, and one way to inject life into a kitchen is by choosing complimentary colors. Red and green, blue and orange, and yellow and purple can be used together to great effect.

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