Incorporate Colours Into Your Kitchen

Most homeowners lean towards the safer and much opted-for colour scheme of white when it comes to the kitchen. And it is natural, as these are the colours they have seen around the most. These colours also make a strong point for their minimalistic appeal.

However, with the latest technology, multiple colours and shades in tiles are available out there. With so many excellent quality options available, you can now shed your fear and play around with colours in the kitchen. As opposed to a single tone for the kitchen, you can opt for the many shades – many colours, many moods.

Inspiring, isn’t it? It’s now your turn to transform your kitchen into a colourful landscape. For that, here are some valuable and easy-going tips for incorporating colours as per your space and choice. 

Stick The Colour

For temporary residents, this is the best go-to option. Wall decals are temporary yet quite a flattering way to bring out your creativity and reflect it in your design sentiment. They come in a variety of images, colours, pop art, and vintage design to choose from. All you will need to get this going is masking tape and the squeegee that comes with the product to place it properly on the wall.

Bold Window Treatment

If your kitchen has large windows, you can bring it to full use. Windows in kitchens are great as they allow for ample natural sunlight and make the space breezy, considering the smoke and fragrances common there. However, to keep the windows from sticking out like a sore thumb, you can treat them aesthetically and add an element of fabric and colour like blinds, vases or the like. Look for accessories that harmonise the ongoing colour scheme of the kitchen for maximum effect.

Brightened Background

Backgrounds in kitchens, like the backsplashes or the area between the cabinet shelves, are easy to experiment with. Instead of going for neutral shades for the backsplashes, you can go for bold colours that will surely attract attention there. So many options are there for backsplashes that you can read them in great detail here. A great way to brighten your kitchen background is to paint the insides of a cabinet to add a dash of colour.

Lay Out Colourful Dinnerware

Your cookware and dinnerware are as much a part of contributing to the colour as your walls and floors. They are probably the most easily visible aspects of your kitchen to your guests and family – so why not put on a great show! A good pop of colour in royal blues, magentas, yellows and tangerines is a welcome change that refreshes the space.

Grow A Herb Garden

With an increase in pollution and other ailments related to the environment, more and more people are growing tiny gardens just to make their small contribution. Another reason is that herb gardens give you a soothing look that you crave after a long day of work.

While these reasons are excellent in themselves, another underrated aspect of herb gardens is their aesthetic value. You can always get green paints, but nothing beats the calming natural green look of gardens. As a bonus, you can move on towards a healthier lifestyle with the freshness of the ingredients coming from these herb gardens for your meals. Thus, growing a small herb garden in your kitchen would be a good pop of green to the space and a functional organic garden!

Paint A Single Wall

Creating an accent wall in the kitchen can be tricky but immensely rewarding. If done in a correct manner, they can add a lot of individuality to the room and speak volumes about your space. Painting a single wall can single-handedly transform the dynamics of a room. For instance, do you prefer the Japanese fern garden experience? You can always paint a wall with the specific green shade. Ultimately, whatever be your favourite colour or food art, you have ample scope to experiment here.

Work The Island Topper

Sometimes, identifying a certain element of the room saves you from all the effort. Instead of refurbishing the entire kitchen, you can actually do better by changing just the colour of the kitchen island topper. An excellent place to start is to add a dash of bright blue or maroon to make it stand out in the ocean of whites or neutrals. You can also use high or semi-gloss materials for this, preferably a super glossy tile that will ensure strength while also saving you from worrying about getting the topper done again and again.

Install New Fixtures

The best part about installing light fixtures is that they don’t necessarily need to blend in with the space décor. As they can hold their own, they take away your stress about mix and match. Throw in a bright yellow or a neon green lamp with coloured lighting just above the island. Place some fruits like oranges or apples or strawberries that absorb these warm colours – whichever option you go with, you can be assured of a more vibrant room!

Lay A Colourful Rug

Contrary to popular opinion, rugs can go well with a kitchen. Simply changing or adding a rug can contribute to the revving up of your kitchen. Yes, kitchens are moisture and spill-prone, but you can always select outdoor-cum-indoor rugs that work wonderfully in such areas.

There are always concerns if you should bring in colours other than white for kitchens. There are also worries that oil stains in kitchens may reflect strongly with different colours and interior – although you can always get specific kitchen tiles to minimise that damage. However, you can be sure that the latest elements like rugs, plants or even the countertop shades are sufficient for adding colour to the kitchen landscape. As always, if you are confused as to how your kitchen would look with these changes, you can hit up the tile experts who will help you with your queries.

Author Bio: Isha Tandon has worked within the architecture and interior design industry as a flooring consultant expert – specializing in tiles, stones, and terrazzo. She has worked with Orientbell Limited, a leading tile manufacturer in India, as a product development manager in the design team and has recently joined the marketing team as their digital content expert. Her experience comes in handy in understanding the audience as she creates value-driven functional & informational content for the readers. She creates lifestyle pieces that focus on interior design products, trends, and processes. She loves to travel to historic places with rich architecture.