Redesigning your kitchen is an exciting time. Deciding on a new layout, selecting your tiles, picking new lighting. However, many people struggle when it comes to choosing the perfect colour palette for their kitchen. Getting the balance between colour-coordinated and too matchy just right is tricky. And knowing which colours go well with others is a lot harder than most people realise.
That is why, in today’s blog, we thought we’d do the hard work for you and dedicate this article to explaining how to choose the perfect colour palette for your kitchen. Before discussing the science behind picking out your colour scheme, we’ll look at how you should first evaluate the space you’re working with. These factors will help you decide the best colour scheme for your area, and once you’ve chosen, our award-winning kitchen design team are ready and waiting for you to get in touch to start renovating and remodelling your room.
Evaluate The Space You’re Working With
When deciding what colour palette your new kitchen will be, the first thing to do is evaluate the space you’re working with. For example, suppose you’ve already got your layout planned out and are choosing your colours afterwards. In that case, this is perfect as you will have already re-arranged your fittings and appliances to the areas that work best, consider doors, windows and natural light, and plumbing. From here, you can see which areas need brightening up with lighter shades and tones, which areas could work well darker, and if you have the space to be a little adventurous. What we mean by this is that tiling trends such as murals, and patterned kitchen tiles work best in larger, more open spaces.
However, if you have a kitchen on the smaller side, this doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Dark colours complement small spaces brilliantly, and when used the right way, don’t make the area feel cramped.
The Science Behind the Perfect Colour Scheme
Although this may not be your first thought when choosing your kitchen’s colour palette, there’s a meaning behind colours and a science to how we implement them into our rooms. Firstly, we would recommend deciding on a base colour. This will make the process much easier, as you can use it as a starting point, allowing you to build upon it and expand your palette.
Colours can represent mood, so consider vibrant colours such as yellow or bright green to represent energy and zest. On the other hand, choose neutral or pastel tones to convey a warm, soothing environment or shades of grey to project sophistication and elegance in your kitchen.
Once you’ve chosen your base colour, there are various ways to plan the expansion of your palette. A tonal colour scheme means to use variations of your base colour throughout your kitchen – for example, several shades of green. A harmonious palette means selecting colours close to your base on the colour wheel: green and gold or red and yellow. Finally, a complementary colour scheme means choosing colours opposite on the colour wheel, such as blue and orange or green and red. This last palette choice is not for the fainthearted, but when done well, it can make your home look like it’s straight from a magazine.
Always Begin with the Cabinets
The best way to begin your kitchen makeover is by starting with the cabinets. Once you’ve picked out your palette, decide which colours or tones would work best here. In most kitchens, cabinets take up around 40% of the room, which means people’s eyes will be drawn to them as they will most likely dominate the kitchen’s visual space.
If you’re struggling with this choice, our kitchen showroom in Preston is a fantastic place to start. We have an incredible range of brands for you to choose from, so you’re guaranteed to find cabinets that fit into your colour palette. Additionally, we offer Roccia Bespoke, a range designed to match your exact requirements and provide you with the kitchen you’ve been dreaming of. Please get in touch with our team to find out more.
Upgrading Your Appliances
Your colour scheme doesn’t stop at your walls, floors, or cabinets. Your appliances play a huge part in creating your colour palette. If you’re remodelling your kitchen, consider using some of your budget to upgrade your devices in line with your new colour scheme. Choosing a colour that contrasts with your worktops or kitchen wall tiles means your appliances will become a focal point. This is also a modern approach, so choose bright, contrasting, or complementary tones for your appliances if you’re looking for a contemporary aesthetic.
The opposite approach is to choose appliances that blend into your kitchen. For example, picking out a toaster, kettle, and other items in the same shade as your walls will give the appearance of more space and not make your kitchen seem cluttered – perfect for smaller kitchens.
How Roccia Can Help
We hope this blog has been helpful, and you now feel equipped to choose your kitchen’s brand new colour palette.
As mentioned, our kitchen showroom is a fantastic place to gather inspiration and begin planning your kitchen’s colour scheme. However, if you can’t make it to us in person, please take a look at our website, where we display our luxury kitchen brands so you can browse in the comfort of your own home and discover our range of natural stone effect tiles and more. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our aforementioned Roccia Bespoke service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, and a member of our team will be happy to help.