Making Your Kitchen Stand Out with Color
We see a lot of monochromatic or duochromatic (is that a word?) kitchens these days. White-on-white. White and gray, white and black, etc. Kitchens are likely to have stainless steel appliances, but still there's not much color. Here are some ideas that might help you find a color solution that works best to make your kitchen sparkle:
If you'd like to add a splash of color, there are opportunities in appliances such as the Bertazzoni and BlueStar ranges as well as Viking appliances (ranges, refrigerators, dishwashers, etc.). We've written about them in previous blogs. Click the links below for more info:
If appliances aren't the right option for you, consider artwork to brighten the room. Here's a stunning print from Kaye Menner, that I found on fineartamerica.com. Click the link below to find out more.
This image can also be purchased as a horizontal collage upon request.
A popular choice for introducing color into a white kitchen is the backsplash. Look at the yellow blacksplash and notice the other yellow accents that bring it all together.
Credit: ChrDAUER Architects / Bruce Damonte Photography
Another option is paint or wallpaper on an accent wall. Pick a wall where there is enough space for the color to make an impact, and go bold.
I've been hearing designers talk about “pops” or “splashes” of color for a long time. But when I started paying attention to the photos showing this phenomenon at work, I was taken aback by the impact that just a few colorful touches can make. The kitchen below is a neutral kitchen, but look at all the colorful contrast provided by a bit of colorful accessorizing: the barstools, the lamp, and the fruitbowls.
Use your imagination. A brightly colored mixer, a few canisters, or a cookie jar might provide just the colorful accent you need.
For information on major appliances or plumbing fixtures contact the experts at Universal Appliance and Kitchen Center.