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Designing a kitchen is not only the deliberate purchasing of appliances but also the careful choosing of colours. The tones used in the design of a room affect a person's mood, appetite and wellbeing. Therefore, it is essential to create a pleasant atmosphere in the kitchen, not forgetting about the hues' balance.
To help you out, we have created a list wonderful but offbeat kitchen wall colour combinations that you could try.
How to Choose the Right Wall Colours for the Kitchen
During the renovation, it is essential to follow these two rules so as not to disturb the combination of tones in the kitchen:
- Only use a maximum of four colours: Monochrome kitchens can seem dull. A variety of two or three shades is the golden mean. Rooms with five or more different tones rarely look attractive. If that is the case, it is better to use different shades of one colour.
- Carefully consider the scheme's unity: If you have selected two to four shades, you do not need to use any other tones when painting the details. That could lead to excessive flashiness and make it tough to spend several hours there calmly with peace of mind. If you want to diversify the monotonous design with decor, it is better to choose black, white or pastel decorative elements.
If Your Kitchen Is Large
You can combine three or four colours in a large kitchen, and there will not be a visual reduction of space. But it is better to choose suitable shades and not experiment too much. As a base, take the colour of the furniture and, depending on that, complement the interior with details. We recommend creating an overlap of colours between the cabinets, countertop, sink, lids, stove and refrigerator. Doing this will allow you to unite the parts of the kitchen with each other visually.
If Your Kitchen Is Small
We recommend using lighter hues and hanging white blinds on the windows to enlarge the kitchen visually. It will also help to concentrate natural light in the room.
In a large kitchen, you shouldn't use more than two shades. Also, in small kitchens, the use of several bright colours will look uncoordinated. It will visually limit the already small room.
Impersonating wood and using it as a primary design can also be useful. The simpler the overall interior of a small-sized space, the more comfortable and beautiful it will look. The use of wood-like shades might seem like an unusual kitchen wall colour style, but it's highly recommended by professionals.
Offbeat Kitchen Wall Colour Combinations That Actually Work Well
One can use several mixtures of colours when renovating a kitchen. The balance between them can be monochrome, neutral or contrasting. Only a few combinations are considered the most successful but unusual at the same time.
Black and White
The parallel use of this combination creates great contrast in both small and large spaces. This kind of style will help fix the appearance and hide imperfections like crooked walls and ceilings. If you combine the shades intelligently, you can get a beautiful contemporary design.
The use of black colour may dominate the room. But to balance the space, using white in the floor tiling and ceiling is suggested. A white top not only looks good but also accentuates the ambience nicely.
Red and Black
It is necessary to seamlessly integrate this style, because too much of this can look very disturbing. When done well, however, the contrasting and offbeat combination can work wonders. We suggest using a combination of these two tones to highlight the work zone or the floor. If the room is large, it is acceptable to repeat two identical contrasting details.
If used beyond just the wall, black and red can work well together. The interior looks good when the floor is tiled with black tiles, using red fronts for the furniture. When following this style, walls can be white or light grey.
White panelling looks good with a complementary combination of black and red. The interior will look rich if the base remains light and the accent is in contrast to the red and black. Symmetry is also very essential to this style.
White and Blue
An equal amount of white and blue will make any kitchen look fresh and spacious. Replicating the wall colours in the furniture fronts is ideal. It is straightforward to plan and combine blue and white in a kitchen layout.
Blue matte furniture looks great against the white kitchen walls. One can also add up different hues for this design type: brown for the floor and shelves, metallic silver for the appliances.
Dark and Light Brown
The use of shades of brown is acceptable in kitchen interiors. They give the space a warm and noble feel. The aggregate also leads to a sense of richness. The mixture of several tones and shades of brown is suitable for linear and corner kitchen layouts. If brown, white and coffee are together intelligently used, a space will have a certain harmony. Don't use shiny fittings on the front of the cabinets; it might break up the design.
The Choice of Hues and Their Effects on a Person's Psychological State
The walls in the kitchen are the backdrop of the interior. They should therefore be in harmony with the style, the furniture and the accessories. Check out some tips for choosing the right tone:
- If the kitchen or dining room's windows face the sunny side, it is preferred to choose dark colours. If there is no access to natural light, pastel colours are a better choice.
- Cool tones are not appropriate in spacious kitchens. They will emphasize emptiness and make the homeowner feel distracted and uneasy. Give preference to a warmer palette.
- If the kitchen is small, then light colours can help. Dark colours steal space and visually narrow the walls. The room can feel cramped, gloomy and uncomfortable. For smaller areas, choose only a pastel palette.
- Napkins, curtains and gloves should match the colour scheme. In large kitchens, curtains that stand out are acceptable.
Keep in Mind the Effects of Colour on Human Brains and Appetites
What makes the kitchen different from other rooms is that we have to consider the effect of colour on the human brain. Research has made it possible to predict the impact of colours on hunger accurately.
Whether you decide on an offbeat colour for your kitchen walls or not, kitchen décor can look striking in different tones. The key is to be able to define spaces clearly and to use any shade in moderation. It depends on these simple nuances whether the room is comfortable and relaxed or not.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Anjlee Yadav