Are you planning your dream kitchen in your new home? Or maybe you are considering a fresh and new look for your existing kitchen. As the saying goes, the kitchen is always the heart of the home. It’s a space full of inviting and relaxing vibe, it’s also where you and your family spend lots of time together. When it comes to kitchens, white, gray, red, yellow, green…each of these shades help create a warm and welcoming space. But should you bring ALL these colors into your kitchen? Probably not. Here’s a few helpful tips for establishing the perfect color palette for your dream kitchen.
Overall kitchen color
The colors you choose for your kitchen help to deliver the style and personality you want this space to reflect. Do you want to create a fresh and airy space? A modern and timeless space? Or a warm and cozy space? To prevent the room from looking too crowded, it is suggested that you should use no more than 3 colors when planning your design and decorations. It is always a good idea to pick from a coordinated color scheme to ensure consistency in color layout and a refreshing look. The color of your kitchen appliances and utensils should match the style of your main color scheme as well. It’s the details that make a kitchen glows with a sense of luxury and quality.
You may have heard of the 60:30:10 Rule. It’s a rule of composition commonly used in art,
photography and design to achieve a pleasing whole through a smooth, proportionate progression of elements. The 60:30:10 Rule is often applied to room design, furniture layout, colors and accessories arrangement. In the context of kitchen design, particularly when choosing your cabinets, the 60:30:10 Rule recommends having 60% of a dominant color, 30% of a secondary color, and 10% of an accent color. If you have a small kitchen with limited space, light-colored cabinets are a must-have as they help make the room look more spacious.
Typically, the color of your kitchen countertop should be in contrast with that of the cabinets’ main color, to allow for a more layered sense of design. For example, if you’ve chosen white as your main color for kitchen cabinets (a simple and elegant style—great choice!), it is best to go with a darker color when picking your countertop material. Six Garfield, a new condominium development by New Empire in Park Slope, for example, uses handpicked Soho Grey Quartzite for countertop inside the kitchen of the luxury residences.
A Refined Touch
Choosing the right colors for your kitchen to match with the layout and texture is the key. You may know exactly what style you want your kitchen to reflect, but you need help from the professionals to help you with the design. Avenue Home specializes in presenting a customized design solution for your furniture collection. Contact us to see more ideas and inspirations on how to create a perfect kitchen!
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