3 Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

A kitchen with cabinets painted in a dark blue, walls are painted in a beige color.
When it’s time to think about adding color to your kitchen, one of the first things that comes to mind is the walls. But, have you thought about how color plays a role in other elements, such as the flooring, fixtures, cabinets and windows? Whether you are just refreshing your kitchen with new decorating touches or doing home remodel, take a look at these three kitchens and how color played a role in developing their styles.
Peaceful Kitchen
In this first example, the light blue walls create a peaceful tone in this open concept kitchen. This was a home remodeling project that involved removing dividing walls and increasing the amount of natural light by installing replacement windows. Wood windows were chosen for their natural warmth, although they could be stained darker or even painted. They are a nice compliment to the laminate flooring that echoes the wood plank look. The island was kept white to almost disappear into the space, despite the large size which helps provide additional storage. Glass shades were chosen for the overhead lighting to keep the light, airy and open feeling.
A kitchen painted in a light blue color with cream colored cabinets.
Products used: Paint color Behr Peaceful Blue S470-3, Milgard® Essence Series® wood windows in Douglas Fir.
Modern Kitchen
In our second kitchen, deep blue cabinets are the focal point and really capture your attention to make a statement. This kitchen has clean lines that carry through to the cabinet pulls and angular pendant lights. The warm wood color in the floor repeats in the neutral color of the sliding patio door, which creates a nice visual balance to the room. The wall color was kept neutral, but warm, so it would not compete with the boldness of the cabinets.
A kitchen with cabinets painted in a dark blue, walls are painted in a beige color.
Products used: Paint color Behr Windmill S350-2, Milgard UltraTM Series fiberglass sliding patio door in the color Harmony.
Monochromatic Kitchen
The final kitchen uses neutral colors in a variety of tints and shades to create a calming space for entertaining. The pop of color comes through the use of natural wood that creates a bit of a rustic feeling. This is used in the island, window and patio door. The walls, granite countertops, wall cabinets and flooring are all kept a similar color value that gives the eye plenty of spaces to rest and feel relaxed.
A kitchen painted in a gray color, cabinets are the same color. Trim is white.
Products used: Behr Juniper Breeze N420-1, Milgard Essence Series horizontal slider window with a radius top in Douglas Fir, Delta Essa and Trinsic Kitchen collection, cabinets and island by KraftMaid®.
Colorfully yours,
Joann Whetstine
Milgard® Windows & Doors


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Comments (3)

  • Ellen Jakab says...

    Like the monochromatic look. Makes you feel relaxed and spacey. Colors would look good in my kitchen with back ground modiac tile.

  • Susan Connolly says...

    I see Juniper Breeze on the ceiling in the Monochromatic kitchen; what color are the walls, trim and cabinets?

    • Deanna Torrez says...

      Hello Susan, thank you for visiting our blog!

      The cabinets and island are made from KraftMaid®.
      Trim is Polar Bear 75 and walls Natural Gray PPU18-10.

      Hope this helps!

      Colorfully Yours,

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