Are you thinking about which colour to choose from when it comes to kitchen? Play with combinations and colours. There’s a shade of paint for every kitchen, as well as great finish. Here are the factors that you need to keep in mind before selecting the colours.
Colours add style that you want to bring to the kitchen. You can select from either warm colours or from cold colours. Cold colours are elegant and serene. It usually enlarges small spaces, but can also seem cold if not mixed with warm colours. Here are the colours that you can choose from:
Blue-It is a color that denotes calmness and softness. There are many variations of blue available. It is used to enlarge the room.
Green- It is a nature’s color that offers refreshing style to the room. The mixture of green color is highly recommended. Gradients play an important role. This color creates a sense of privacy and is used to brighten up the home.
Red- It is a warm colour with similar shades like pink. Some people use this colour as a kitchen furniture, while adding lighter colour on the kitchen walls. To revamp the kitchen with red color, it is recommended to use softer hues of red on the walls in order to avoid choking in the room. It also creates a sense of space reduction.
Yellow- The colour yellow signifies light. When yellow colour is combined with darker colour it creates the feeling of bright and illuminated kitchen.
Brown- The colour brown is associated with the color of the earth and is derived from yellow colour to add more rustic ambience to the home. Brown colour need to be blended with other colours to get the darkened room. These colours are generally used in renovations. Today, there are different styles evolved with a new focus more on universal colours like off white and related shades.
How to use colours in the home?
It is not recommended to use more than three colours in the kitchen at once. Combining different colours is a good option, but it should not exceed beyond two colours, thus overloading the kitchen style. Why there must be lighter colours in two or more shades? It is important because presence of so many elements in the kitchen will clutter it, starting from household appliances to furniture everything should be unified.
Color combination that work well- The colour combination that work well in the kitchen include blue/yellow, red/green, orange/purple, yellow/blue, pink/green, white/grey, black/white, etc. Bright colour on the larger surfaces with shadows or darker shades on the small ones can create spacious feeling. A wall can be used like off-white and dressed with red furniture. White is still the most popular color when it comes to interior decoration. The colour illuminates, magnifies and brightens the home easily. The colour white blends perfectly with other colours like that of red and blue, thus adding character to both warm and cold kitchen.
Exposure towards sun
The right selection of kitchen colour will totally depend upon its exposure to the room. A room that is facing east is highly exposed to the outdoor light throughout the day. So, these kinds of exposure need soft, light pain to soften the space. The colours like yellow, pink, off white do wonder. For a kitchen facing west, use darker paints like red. If the kitchen faces South, pick colours that illuminate the kitchen in a right manner like green, blue and grey. If the kitchen is north facing not much sun exposure is there, so bold colours like yellow and red will warm up the kitchen.
What kind of materials are to be used?
The most popular kind of materials to be used includes Shellac and lacquer of the finest finishes. A shiny lacquer can adorn dress and cupboards of the room. Your kitchen will be illuminated by using brighter colours of the murals and furniture. Varnish offers great value for money. It is water resistant and scores well in terms of durability. Lacquer is pretty much made from PVC and it contains volatile organic compounds. It is quick and easy to varnish, They are usually entry-level, but are weaker than its counterparts. The polymers are of satin finish and disappoint glossy varnish.
Originally posted 2014-09-13 02:01:49.