The kitchen is the heart of your home and is inviting to family and friends to enjoy each other’s company. A simple decorating project can be to create this atmosphere in your kitchen by added some color. If you choose the right paint color, you can create the most gorgeous room in the house.
- Control the color ratios when designing a color scheme for cooking. A good rule is to divide the use of color into three components, using your main color in 60% of the room or on the walls.
- Bring a notebook with fabric swatches, wallpaper, countertop and cabinet colors you’ll use in your kitchen when you go to buy paint. When fabric samples are not practical, get paint samples first and then combine it with the other items.
- Experiment with a combination of contemporary colors that combine opposite colors on the color wheel. For example, a rustic kitchen can be painted red and green to get that attractive complementary aspect to the eye.
- Choose colors that are close to each other on the color wheel to achieve a combination of similar color to your kitchen. Combine citrus shades such as lime green, lemon yellow and orange to create a striking and cheerful combination.
- Use multiple shades of a single color to create a monochromatic color scheme for your kitchen. This is successful especially when you choose neutral colors for a contemporary monochrome look.
- Choose colors that encourage enjoyment of food. Experts say the color red is a color that wets the appetite, making it ideal for painting kitchens and dining rooms. If the idea of painting all your kitchen red seems overwhelming, just paint one wall in this striking color and the rest with a neutral color.
- To keep things fresh paint your kitchen with a soothing shade of blue or green. These colors create a relaxing environment for eyes and are suitable for kitchens with western exposure.
- Choosing a lighter color for the ceiling of your kitchen will make it feel larger. If your ceiling is not flat, you can choose two colors to make clear contrast between the angular parts of the ceiling and the center.