Colour Coding Revisited

May 28, 2021 | Blog

There are a lot of reasons to keep a kitchen looking neutral.

One of the key reasons being that resale is usually at the forefront of the mind, and sometimes people can be put off by shocks od colour.  However, with a little arsenal of colour ideas to add to your kitchen design tool-belt you can experiment a little.

Here are a few more colour coded thoughts and suggestions:

Yellow is a conversation stimulating colour, best known for bringing clarity to the mind, as well as enhancing intelligence.  The kitchen is an essential social space of the home, so yellow makes a great accent colour for when you want to encourage thought provoking kitchen conversations.  Subtle applications of yellow are perfect, as an excess has the potential to cause eye exhaustion and/or feelings of frustration. Similar to red, a good practice is to combine some cooler colours.

How about Aqua?  Peace, tranquility and trust are inspired by aqua.  When you want to bring calm to a busy kitchen, use aqua accents around the room or on the walls.  It will naturally help you and your family experience peace and relaxation, not to mention, the fact that this colour complements natural wood cabinets in a really nice way exquisitely.

Green in darker hues like forest or hunter green can also be healing to both the body and the mind. It inspires stability, nourishment and balance – helping your body to heal using its own immune system and autonomic abilities. It’s a great idea to use dark green as an accent colour in your kitchen if you or anyone in your family is struggling with a health problem.

Always remember, small accents go a long way, especially when the object will be experienced on a daily basis, as they are in your kitchen.  You don’t necessarily need to go all in on an accent wall, you can get the mood stimulating results you’re looking for without that much commitment. Throw rugs, vases, flowers, small appliances, and other décor will serve the purpose fantastically.

If you have any questions or need help with a custom design, please get in touch.

Have a great weekend

Clinton and Fiona