Kitchens are one of the most functional spaces in the home, but that doesn’t mean they need to be bland. While there is nothing wrong with a sleek and neutral kitchen, as a designer, I believe a colorful kitchen can be a lot more fun.
An island is an ideal design focus for any kitchen space. If your kitchen is neutral, adding color to the base (or cabinet section) of your island is a fabulous way to add some vibrancy and visual interest to your kitchen design.
Infusing color into the kitchen with chairs or bar stools will bring energy and character to the room and create a more relaxed and happy vibe. Colorful chairs give your kitchen an approachable (and even family-friendly) feel.
The use of rugs in the kitchen is a relatively new design trend, and as a designer, I’ve hopped right on board. As someone who spends lots of time enjoying my kitchen, I just love the feel of a comfy carpet under my feet when I’m doing my daily kitchen prep.
When working with a relatively neutral palette in your kitchen (as most people are), the incorporation of a rug or runner increases comfort and creates a more curated and designed look.
As a designer, I just love a kitchen nook. Kitchens always seem to be the place where people naturally hang out. There’s something beautiful about the act of making food and eating it, and nothing brings people together in a kitchen more than a beautiful and comfortable sitting nook.
Custom bench cushions and throw pillows — chosen in a fabric, pattern and color palette of your choice — can create a more colorful and comfortable space. Adding a rug into your nook can introduce even more character and vibe while further defining this fun and functional space.
Painting your cabinets or getting them custom made in a color of your choice is a big step in creating a more vibrant and energized kitchen. While incorporating color into your cabinets is one of the braver ways to make a color statement, you don’t need to go bright with your color choice to see a big and beautiful change.
Inspiration: The use of turquoise on these traditional cabinets creates a unique and eclectic feel. By using this vibrant shade only on the top cabinets, this kitchen isn’t overwhelmed with color but balanced in its bright and more natural (wood) hues.
Pro tip: If you’re not confident choosing the color on your own, you can always hire a designerto help.
Your turn: Where have your added color in your kitchen? Tell us about it and share a photo in the Comments!