Kitchens are long-term investments, so it’s scary to make a commitment to color.Most kitchens continue to be white, pure and unadulterated.
White can be clean and modern, but it can also be boring, more evocative of a laboratory than the heart of a home. Even if you’ve lived with and loved your white on white kitchen, you may be ready to add a quick shot of color.
- GO VINTAGE WITH PASTELS
The newest color trend is the sherbet pastel palette of the 1950s. Paint mismatched chairs a rainbow of turquoise, creamy yellow, and rose. Add a vintage enamel tray, a green teakettle, dishtowels in vintage checks.
- GO DECO WITH BLACK
Go for a chic black and white palette. Add hanging lamps over your island or breakfast bar. in wrought iron or black enamel Add a black and white patterned cotton rug beside the sink, a matte black faucet. Display a sleek black appliance, such as the Grundig built-in compact coffee machine, Hang black and white prints in black frames, Add black chairs or bar stools.
- GO DARING WITH A SHOT OF COLOR
Paint a single wall shiny red, cobalt blue or lime green. It’s less than a total commitment to colour, and it can make an old kitchen look new. Try it out first, by simply adding one or two bright objects — a bright red planter box, a blue platter, a green lampshade.
- GO SUNNY WITH YELLOW
It only takes a dash of yellow to brighten a white kitchen. Replace cabinet knobs and drawer pulls with yellow enameled ones. Paint just two of your white cabinet doors in a sun-kissed yellow. Cover the kitchen table with a yellow patterned cloth.
- GO TRANQUIL WITH GREY
Grey is a brilliant foil for white, which acts as a frame. The entire spectrum from pale grey-violet to velvety graphite is soothing to the eye. Paint your cabinets a luscious storm grey. Offset white tiles with mist grey walls.