March 5, 2020 12:41 pm
Thinking of painting your kitchen but not sure what colour scheme to pick? It’s not an easy decision to make as it depends on a lot of aspects rather than just your preferences. You need a colour scheme that not only enhances your kitchen but expresses your personal style too.
Here are some things to think about when it comes to choosing the colour of your kitchen.
Kitchen Colour Ideas
Using the Colour Wheel
You used it in school, so why not use it in adult life too? The two basic ways of using a colour wheel could help you decide which route you would like to go down with your kitchen.
Complementary colours are when two colours sit opposite one another on the colour wheel. For example, red is opposite green and yellow is opposite purple, but obviously there are many more shades of colours outside of the primary and secondary colours.
Analogous colours are when three colours sit next to each other on the colour wheel so the scheme may consist of different shades of one colour or one colour bleeding into another.
Using the Shape of Your Kitchen as an Indicator
Next, take a look at the shape and size of your kitchen because this can help identify which end of the colour spectrum you should go.
A small kitchen, or one that doesn’t get much light because it is narrow or has low ceilings, should not use a dark colour palette. You need to utilise your kitchen colour scheme to incorporate as much light as possible into your space to make it feel bigger.
In contrast, if you have a bigger kitchen, you have the freedom to experiment with darker shades, especially if you have high ceilings and get lots of natural light. You can have a bit of fun balancing the two different tones, combining warmer ones with cooler shades.
Not Just Your Walls
Don’t forget about all the other elements in your kitchen when it comes to your colour scheme. It’s not just your walls that you will be painting, you will have to consider your floor, your work surfaces and all of the other furniture and décor.
If you decide to go for a light and neutral colour scheme, these elements are a great way to add a pop of colour, so your kitchen doesn’t feel so sparse. The existing colours you already have for your floor, surfaces and cabinets could also contribute to your choice of colour scheme; follow their scheme or make the decision to change these as well.
Don’t know how much paint to buy? Use our kitchen measuring guide to work out the dimensions of your wall.
Kitchen Colour Schemes from Kitchens 2 Bathrooms
A kitchen colour scheme can tie the whole room together and, if you decide to carry it on through to other rooms, your whole house together too. Need some guidance or inspiration? Come and visit our showroom or talk to one our experts today.