Ajay & Yogita's apartment in Sobha dream Acres,Varthur,Bangalore:  Kitchen by Asense

How to choose the perfect colour scheme for your kitchen

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Colour schemes and colour combinations can make or break the design of a kitchen. This is why it is so important to choose the right colour palette. In this article, you will find many helpful tips on how to pick out colour combinations that are trendy or simply look fantastic when put together. You will also find tips on how to choose kitchen cabinet colours, wall tile colours, wall colours and hardware colours among other things. There many different possibilities and it really depends on your personal taste and style in the end, but we're here to make sure your creative endeavours of designing the kitchen doesn't turn into a disaster. We've also included some links to other homify articles related to kitchen design and decoration for your inspiration. It's best to spend some time browsing through kitchen designs to see which style and colours suit your home the best. 

1. Bright yellow and grey

Purva Seasons 270 - Bangalore:  Kitchen by Pebblewood.in

Purva Seasons 270—Bangalore


Some say yellow is the new black, well at least in the youthful hipster world. It's a trendy colour and it makes the environment bright and sunny. However yellow is also a very warm colour, so make sure to combine it with a dull colour like grey to balance it out and keep your kitchen cool. 

2. Dull green and grey

Modern Apartment interior, Jaypee Greens Kalypso Court Sector-128 Noida:  Built-in kitchens by kalky interior
kalky interior

Modern Apartment interior, Jaypee Greens Kalypso Court Sector-128 Noida

kalky interior

Grey is also a popular colour to use in kitchens and it is quite a good colour to use as well because it's not too light and it's not too dark either. If you're not into bright colours, but would like to have some colour in your kitchen, try combining the grey with a dull green as pictured in this example. For more inspiration, check out our article titled modern kitchen colors.

3. Wall colours

Modern Style Kitchen :  Kitchen by Nishtha interior
Nishtha interior

Modern Style Kitchen

Nishtha interior

Although kitchen cabinets often play the protagonist in the kitchen as they take up most of the wall space, the colour of the kitchen wall can also play an important part in the overall design of the kitchen. Besides, colourful kitchen cabinets may not appeal to some people's taste. Some people may prefer to go gentler on the colours and just have colourful knobs on the cabinets and bright coloured walls as pictured here. For more ideas, have a look at our article titled 8 charming kitchen wall designs to inspire you.

4. Accessorize in one colour

Display unit and breakfast table:  Kitchen by NVT Quality Build solution
NVT Quality Build solution

Display unit and breakfast table

NVT Quality Build solution

If the minimalist style appeals to you the most, but you're longing for some colour, teal is a great colour to introduce as it's not too intense yet makes a striking appearance, especially when combined with shades of grey as in this example. A great way to introduce a hint of colour to your kitchen is for example to get kitchen stool with a coloured seat and add decorations of the same colour to create continuity in the design. For more inspiration, here are 10 fantastic modular kitchen designs by Mumbai architects.

5. Kitchen countertops

Residence:  Kitchen by Designism



Kitchen countertops are another great place where you can add colour. Although most people opt for black, white or grey countertops, more and more people are choosing funky bright colours like orange, which you would rarely see on a kitchen countertop. If different is what you want, then here's your pick. In the kitchen design pictured here, the bright orange countertop is mellowed down with a cool pastel blue. 

6. Kitchen wall tiles

Ajay & Yogita's apartment in Sobha dream Acres,Varthur,Bangalore:  Kitchen by Asense

Ajay & Yogita's apartment in Sobha dream Acres,Varthur,Bangalore


Most kitchens usually have white or light-coloured wall tiles and although it looks great, the tiles often get greasy and stained with unsightly splashes of food, especially at the stove area. Why not choose a dark colour like black instead so that the stains don't show as much? Don't be afraid to use black wall tiles because you don't want your kitchen to look smaller as you can always balance it out by adding lots of white and bright colours to the colour scheme like the professional design team has done in this picture. 

We hope you've learnt a few good tips on how to choose the perfect colour scheme for your kitchen. For more articles related to kitchen design, please have a look at 25 ideas to design your kitchen.

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