How to Create a Color Palette for Your Kitchen
Now that the design for my new kitchen is done, it's time to focus on the cabinet details and the color palette. I decided to create a Contemporary Craftsman inspired kitchen which would flow with the rest of the home's architecture, design and materials.
In order to create the perfect Contemporary Craftsman inspired kitchen, I selected the NEW Lynden door style which was just introduced by Dura Supreme. The clean, simple lines on the doors rails and stiles along with the beautiful bevel detailing are the perfect complement to the Contemporary Craftsman inspired kitchen I wanted to create.
Now that the door style has been decided on, it's time to create the color palette for my new space.
When creating a color palette for a particular space, I like to start by determining what items that will be staying in the room that I need to coordinate with. For example, for my new kitchen I need to work with the existing paint, millwork (casings, trim, interior doors), and hardwood floor colors.
One of the most common questions I get as a designer is "Do my cabinets have to match the rest of the woodwork within the home?" My answer to that question is "No - absolutely not". I love mixing different wood tones within any given space to create a unique and comfortable look.
After looking at many different options for the cabinet finishes, I decided on Dura Supreme's Hazelnut stain on Cherry for the perimeter cabinetry and our Latte paint on Maple/Paintable for the island. Both of these finishes coordinate beautifully with the existing paint, millwork and hardwood flooring that would be remaining within the space.
I also opted to go with a Low Sheen level on the stained finishes. Dura Supreme's standard sheen level on our stains is a semi-gloss finish while the low sheen is considered a satin finish. The low sheen option is just as strong and durable as our standard sheen. Please note that some finishes are only available in a lower sheen level. Your authorized Dura Supreme dealer can assist you with these selections.
Stay tuned for my next blog post when I'll discuss what to do before the remodel starts.
Authored by Dura Supreme on February 4, 2013 - 9:30am