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.
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.
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
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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