Design Matters | Add Color to Your Kitchen

Homeowners tend to shy away from high-impact colors when designing or renovating kitchens, since it's best to have a timeless design and not intimidate potential buyers when selling. The results are kitchens that have neutral colors and materials that are quite forgettable. Don't be afraid to add color to your kitchen. Look at other areas of your house for inspiration. Perhaps there are colors in your favorite painting or fabric that inspire you. Below are some examples of eye-catching kitchens.

highland park contemporary kitchen

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chicago architect

Powell/Kleinschmidt, Inc.

1. Countertop. This rich royal blue color is known as "Sodalite". The blue gives an unexpected touch to the overall design.

A Rare Pearwood Kitchen by Steepleview Cabinetry

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2. Cabinetry. This is a bold move, but choosing a punchy color for one area in your kitchen, such as this cranberry color for the island, ensures a fresh look no matter the season.

Grant Park Kitchen Remodel modern kitchen

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portland architect

Giulietti Schouten Architects

3. Backsplash. These custom red glass tiles provide something unique and a focus for the back of the cooktop.

Private residence modern kitchen

modern kitchen design


minneapolis photographer

Don F. Wong

4. Light fixtures. The designer kept the rest of the space monotone and natural but emphasized the island with multi-colored lamp shades, a deep blue counter and comfy brown bar stools.

Modern and Colour make a statement! modern kitchen

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toronto interior designer

Isabel Beattie @ K Cabinets Oakville

5. Ambient lighting is a relatively inexpensive way to generate drama in a kitchen. Here is an example of creating the illusion of floating objects. The orange red ambient light just above the bulkhead complements the red TV wall.

Lindaflora House modern kitchen

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los angeles interior designer

Sylvia Elizondo

6. Accent wall. This is not your ordinary painted wall. The designer used a unique wood veneer to cover an entire wall surface to contrast a white kitchen, and used the same wood for the face of the built-in fridge.