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Kitchen Remodeling Design Color Schemes

Last Updated on January 7, 2020

The first step when it comes to kitchen remodeling is to choose a color scheme you like.  Once you do that, then you can begin to organize your kitchen design around it. We have selected three of the most common kitchen color schemes below and briefly described how to achieve these looks in your own home.

Dark & Elegant

Don’t get us wrong, dark kitchens are not easy to pull off. Nonetheless, when well executed they can reflect a mysterious, elegant beauty that brighter kitchen designs cannot imitate. Below is an image taken from House & Garden of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen in her home in the Hamptons. The light countertops and white chandelier do a wonderful job of offsetting the dramatic black cabinetry. If you are considering a similar color scheme, Perla Bianca Trend Stone granite veneer overlays would be an excellent choice for your countertops. Silver hardware, faucets, and appliances can also make dark cabinetry pop and bring a little bit of brightness to the room.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Dark Kitchen
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Dark Kitchen

Colorful & Fun

If you want your kitchen design to a reflect  a more playful ambiance , a great technique is to add bright splashes of color throughout. You may choose to paint the walls or cabinets a vibrant color – blues, yellows and greens are popular options for kitchens. If you want color but are worried about overdoing it with paint, our Trend Mosaic backsplashes are a great way to add color without going overboard.

A Colorful Kitchen with a Granite Transformations Backsplash

White, Light & Bright

The best thing about a white kitchen is that the color will never look outdated. White kitchens are classic, clean, and versatile. However, they are more likely to come off as bland or uninspired than either of the color schemes mentioned above. There are a few things you can do to avoid this pitfall. Try to add some dramatic dark pieces to the kitchen, such as a dark wood table or chairs, black countertops, or pops of color in appliances and decor. Remember, if you ever get bored with your white design, all it takes is a coat of bright paint to shake things up again!

White Kitchen, as seen in House Beautiful
White Kitchen, as seen in House Beautiful

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