When creating a new kitchen there are a number of important factors to consider. From the layout, shape and storage, to the colour and overall design, the choices you make can have a big impact on the overall appeal of your new kitchen space. The colour scheme is one choice that can be vitally important, and mistakes with the colour scheme can be detrimental. So what are the important considerations for avoiding common kitchen colour mistakes? And how can you ensure that your kitchen achieves the right results?

What are the important considerations for avoiding common kitchen colour mistakes?

There are a number of different considerations to take into account when choosing the colour of your kitchen, and to avoid the most common mistakes, there are a range of steps you can take. These include:

  • Striking a colour balance
  • Considering the lighting
  • Coordinating the colours
  • Considering the size of the kitchen 

Striking a colour balance 

One of the most common mistakes is choosing overly bold or vibrant colours for walls or cabinets. While a pop of colour can add personality, it’s crucial to strike the right visual balance. Too much intensity can create visual chaos and make the kitchen feel overwhelming. As a result, you should consider opting for a neutral base, and introducing colours through accent walls or features. This will allow your personality to shine and allow your preferences to be celebrated, without compromising overall design.

Considering the lighting

Another common mistake is ignoring the importance of lighting when selecting kitchen colours. Both natural and artificial lighting can alter how colours appear, and as a result, choosing colours in isolation without considering the lighting conditions may result in disappointingly different hues once implemented within your kitchen space. To prevent this, you should consider testing paint samples, tiles and cabinet colours in various lighting situations before making your decision.

Coordinating the colours

Mismatched colour schemes are another common kitchen colour mistake. It is essential to coordinate colours with the existing elements in the kitchen, such as countertops, backsplash, and flooring, for the best possible visual results. This is because failing to create a cohesive colour palette can lead to a disjointed and chaotic appearance. 

Considering the size of the kitchen 

Finally, you will also need to consider the size of the kitchen. The colours you choose can have a significant impact on the appearance or perception of space in the kitchen. Dark colours in a small kitchen for example can make it feel cramped, while light colours in a large space may lack warmth. As such, you will need to tailor your colour choices to the size of the room, selecting lighter tones for smaller kitchens to create an illusion of space, and experimenting with darker shades in larger areas to add coziness.

For more information or advice about kitchen design, get in touch with the professionals today, here at MLS Kitchens. We are Manchester’s leading kitchen design specialists. From contemporary kitchen design, to traditional, we have something for everyone.

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