Kitchen Color Trends

The kitchen is a place for a multitude of colors and textures, but certain colors often work better together than others do.

Green Kitchen Backsplash

Green Kitchen Backsplash

Domestic Kitchen

Photo by: Liliya Drifan

Liliya Drifan

By: Caroline Shannon-Karasik

The stunning appeal of the best kitchen designs comes from various textures, colors, patterns and materials working together to create an overall feel. One reason these kitchens work is because of certain kitchen color trends that point designers toward a "no-fail zone" when choosing a palette for the space.

10 Kitchens That Pop With Color

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Retro Kitchen

The black and white color palette of this kitchen is accented with bright red chairs, giving the space a '50s feel. The textured backsplash and unique glass cabinet doors add more visual interest in the room, designed by Elizabeth Rosensteel.

Photo By: Robert Reck

Apple Green Kitchen

This kitchen, designed by Lori Davis, is all about fun. The bright green accents complement the room's other "green" features, such as the bamboo floors, Modular Arts wall panels and fluorescent lamps. The lively green color and unique materials really make this room pop.

Photo By: Designer, Lori Dennis

Glamorous Kitchen

This dynamic kitchen has blue cabinets and an adjacent bold yellow dining room. The granite countertops add contrast, while the pendants, made from semi-precious quartz, create a division between the two rooms and add a little glitz. Design by Alia Meyer in Larkspur, Calif.

Energetic Yellow Kitchen

Clutter is out and color is in, in this galley kitchen design. Yellow cabinets add a burst of energy to the white walls and sleek silver hardware ties the modern theme together. Design by Todd Hansen of Albertsson Hansen Architecture, LTD.

Peacock Style Kitchen

This kitchen, designed by Ken Kelly in New York, features bursts of color and artistic creativity. The tile floor complements the hand-painted peacock feathers on the ceiling. The artwork behind the stove adds another element of texture, while the rich cabinets bring a sense of balance. Photo by Ric Marder

Complementary Kitchen Colors

This kitchen uses a light yellow as a base color throughout the space. The shade creates a bright, fun feel, and the red barstools add an exciting pop of color. Design by Erinn Valencich

From: Erinn Valencich

Kitchen With Red Walls

Red walls add a fun personality to this space without being overwhelming. It's easy and inexpensive to give your kitchen a new flavor with a little paint. Design by Judith Balis

Photo By: Designer, Judith Balis

Bold Kitchen Design

A pale kelly green was chosen for the walls and ceiling of this kitchen to complement the green-veined quartzite countertops and custom enameled cabinetry. The fabric on the barstools accentuates the wall color. Design by Shelly Riehl David

From: Shelly Riehl David

Cape Cod Kitchen Style

This space has a Cape Cod feel with light blue walls that extend into the living room. The cheery blue is paired with white cabinets and locally made hardware that matches the walls throughout the vintage space. Design by Jessica Williamson in Newton, Mass. Photo by Judson Abts

Eye-Catching Kitchen Backsplash

This modern kitchen combines sleek European design with a colorful backsplash that features a random pattern of jewel-like circles. The centerpiece on the table complements the backsplash and adds more color to the space. Photo by Ric Marder. Design by Ken Kelly in New York

For example, green and silver work together well in a kitchen with cabinets that have been painted sage green and paired with light wood flooring and stainless steel appliances and hardware. The overall effect is almost ethereal when used in a kitchen with natural lighting and a minimalist design.

On the other end of the spectrum are red and white, which always work well together in a bold kitchen space. Consider pairing spicy red walls with white cabinets and countertops to create a stark contrast and overall contemporary feel.

Other kitchen space color pairings that work well are blue and black, gray and brown, and white and black. Jewel tones, like deep brown cabinets paired with a blue and green mosaic backsplash, can also work well together to create a clean, fresh kitchen atmosphere.

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