From Dean Dowd on May 13, 2008 in Kitchen Remodel
If youre ready to remodel your kitchen, youve reached an exciting time. Of all the rooms in the house, this one comes with a great deal of personal investment. Homeowners want to get involved in their kitchen remodels more so than in any other room of the house. Perhaps its because of the way kitchens bring people together. Perhaps its because the kitchen is so often the hub of the home. In any case, here are some ideas to bring your kitchen remodel up a notch: with color.
Pale blues have always been in, especially in combination with silver, gray, white, or stainless steel. Today, homeowners favor a darker tone. Imagine your kitchen with striking blue cabinetry and matching blue island. Or use blue as an accent for curtains, canisters, vases, and the like. Blue looks great with various materials, be it stainless steel, wood, concrete, or stone.
Ooh, So Orange
Also known as tangerine, orange in the kitchen is in. As an accent color, orange can transform your kitchen from ordinary to vibrant in no time. Play with the possibilities. For example, combine orange with a wood burning fireplace and knotty-pine cabinetry and youve got an Old World, earthy kitchen. Or, use orange cookingware and fabrics and youre the latest modern trendsetter.
Yes to Yellow
Known for being cheerful, yellow is a versatile tool in the kitchen. It goes well with many other colors, including light gray, cream, or even dark red. Black, stainless, or white appliances also look good next to yellow. Go sunny, combining yellow with white, or go earthy, combining it with brown. The choices are endless.
Wonders of White
White has made many comebacks, and will continue to do so. Why? White is the all-time classic, and theres no limit to what you can do with it in the kitchen or any other room of the house, for that matter. So give your grandmothers traditional kitchen theme a new spin, or go contemporary, using cool white in combination with clean straight lines to make your kitchen a haven.