How to Create Color Schemes for your Kitchen Remodel
One important element with any design project is creating a "design path", or "color path", that creates a coherent, well planned look for the entire space. Oftentimes this is called a "color board" where all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.
In a kitchen design, this would include wall paint colors, cabinetry finish colors, flooring, countertops and tile, along with appliance, plumbing and hardware finishes. For interior design for a room or home, it would include furnishings and other surfaces as well. The idea is to create a cohesive look for the entire space.
To create a color path for your home or remodeling project, begin with your neutral colors and then select the other colors for your space. The colors you select may be based on your existing furnishings, a favorite piece of art or simply colors that resonate to you. In order to keep your space visually appealing, let this color path guide your color selections going forward.
Neutral colors (gray, beige or taupe) will usually be the background palette with 1-3 other dominant colors layered.
For this particular kitchen, a soft, neutral palette of ivory and gray was selected, with a mix of weathered wood and darker bronze/brown metals. Two shades of green were selected and used for soft goods and accent pieces throughout the kitchen and the home to create a consistent and beautiful design.
Authored by Karen Wistrom on May 18, 2015 - 8:00am