Kitchen Color Schemes

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The kitchen is one of the most taken for granted parts of the house. You may think that the kitchen is only used for cooking, so fancy designs are not needed. Do not get tricked by this misconception. Kitchen color schemes are as important as any other color schemes used for other parts of the house. Color is the best way to express your moods, and it also creates an aura in the room you enter in. This element of design is crucial as it adjusts the mood of the people going in and out of the kitchen. Especially for the people who love to cook, they need to always get in the mood for cooking.

First, you need to look for a theme. A theme for the kitchen is effective since it can help you look for the perfect color scheme to follow. Colors usually depict a certain theme than people get when they enter the kitchen. This will narrow down color choices for you.

Clean look aka monochromatic scheme. The most common colors used as kitchen color schemes are white, peach, yellow and light colors. Kitchens are usually painted in one color to create a clean and neat look. Light colors are usually chosen since these tricks the eyes into making the kitchen look bigger by bringing in artificial light into the room. Different hues of the same color may be used to kill the boredom of having to use just one color.

Accented Scheme. Neutral colors such as gray, tan, taupe, and cream are usually paired with color accents which light up the room immediately. These liven up the look of the kitchen. Keep it simple but edgy.

Complementary Scheme. There are different ways to create a complimentary color scheme. These need not to be on the neutral side. Others may choose two bright colors which complement each other. It all depends on the look of the kitchen. If one color feels a little empty, feel free to add another one to enhance the look of the kitchen.

Analogous Scheme. This is for the more adventurous type of kitchen owners. These usually involve three hues which are adjacent on the color wheel. This usually needs to be carefully chosen because a wrong color choice can ruin the whole look of the kitchen.

When the kitchen color scheme has been chosen, other elements must be considered to pull the look all together. The cabinets must not be taken for granted; these are one of the most important things in the kitchen that can affect its look. Tiles and flooring must be chosen to fit into the look. Kitchen decors must also be complementary to the color scheme.

No matter what color scheme you use, you have to make sure that this is really what you want. People can get impulsive and just use whatever is there. You need to make sure that you will still love the look no matter how long it stays. It is better to plan thoroughly than to regret having chosen a certain scheme that you would want to replace immediately.

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This article was published on 2010/04/03