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Kitchens with Personality: Designing Colorful Kitchens

Posted on: March 23, 2011

 

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so if you want to give it personality, go ahead and let your imagination run wild! Colorful kitchens appeal to many people and could be the perfect kitchen for you if you like creative, unique kitchens that are bold and make a statement. Whether you have a single color scheme or many different shades, your colorful kitchen is sure to be truly personal, comfortable and beautiful.

Colorful Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets are a dominant part of your kitchen, so for a colorful and energetic room, bright, bold colors are your friends. Any primary color is perfectly fine for a single color scheme. Red, blue, green and yellow are popular, but your kitchen should ultimately reflect your personal preference and style – the sky is the limit!

A nice contrast adds much color to your kitchen, even if there are only two primary colors. A touch of color to offset the colorful cabinets – either in hand towels, chair cushions, curtains or all three – strikes the perfect balance, giving your kitchen a unique, lively appearance. Remember when designing a colorful kitchen, opposites attract – red and white, yellow and purple, green and blue, and many other combinations all work exceptionally well.

 

Colorful Kitchen Wall Decoration

Whether you decorate the walls with colorful accessories or opt for bright red or blue walls, there are plenty of choices when it comes to colorful kitchen walls. Bright, energetic tones like red, green and orange are dramatic without being overbearing. You could even use some peel and stick wallpaper – Simple Shapes if you really wanted to make a statement. It’s completely up to you!

Even if just part of the wall has color, it can make a difference, transforming the room from dull and drab into a vibrant, colorful space. Or with richer, dark tones, your kitchen can still display plenty of color while retaining an elegant, sophisticated look that is found in traditional, rustic or country kitchens.

Kitchen Backsplash to Create Color

Are you looking for something a bit more unique than just one or two solid colors? A custom kitchen backsplash may be just what you need! Not only does a backsplash add color and beauty to your kitchen, but it serves to protect the wall from water, oil, etc.

If you want wood cabinets and color elsewhere in the room, backsplashes are the perfect solution. With the right amount of color, they can truly accentuate any kitchen style. Your backsplash can even display more than one color and be the focal point of your kitchen.

Whether your backsplash material is granite, ceramic tiles or glass mosaic tiles or a combination of materials, it can add to the décor and be the perfect finishing touch to your colorful kitchen!

Less is More in Some Cases

Even if both your walls and cabinets display bright shades, the rest of your kitchen can feature typical materials such as wood or stainless steel and still be colorful!

 

If you want a colorful kitchen but think three or four different colors is too much, it’s perfectly fine to go less bold and dramatic and still add color. With the right ratio of color to classic wood or stainless steel, you can achieve a visually stunning combination. With just two colors, your kitchen can radiate vigor and color – a classic of example of the old axiom that sometimes less can be more.

However you choose to design your colorful kitchen, it is sure to be the most spectacular room in your home! Colorful kitchens call for much creativity, so your options are limitless – whether you opt for wood cabinets, blue curtains and matching blue backsplash with touches of green or a kitchen that is dominantly red. If you are interested in a colorful kitchen for your Maryland, Virginia or Washington, DC home, contact Jack Rosen Custom Kitchens today!

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