The kitchen cabinets determine the overall look and feel of the space because these storage units cover maximum wall space. Therefore contrast-coloured cabinets not only inject a splash of colour but also add a lot of depth and pizzazz to the decor. Here are some winning ways to introduce colour into the kitchen cabinets and make the space come alive.
Go for a Two-Toned Look
Consider a dark colour for the base cabinets and a lighter shade for the overhead cabinets to establish a two-toned look. The base cabinets should be in a darker shade because they are frequently used and more prone to stains and fingerprints when compared to the overhead cabinets.
Mix-and-match is one of the most popular ways to introduce colour in the kitchen. Contrasting colours can be introduced on the cabinets as well as the flooring and backsplash to take the design of the kitchen to a whole new level. Make sure to combine two or more colours in the right proportion so that the kitchen does not look overwhelming. Get creative by taking the drawers and cabinets in different colours, use alternate colours on the cabinets or just add pops of colour to create a well-designed space.
Use Contrast Colours for the Open Shelves
Consider a neutral colour like white, beige, off-white or grey for all the kitchen cabinets and use a contrast colour for the backing of the open shelves. You can also add a punch of colour and pattern by using a patterned laminate or wallpaper for the backing.
Use Contrasting Textures
Textures infuse a lot of depth and personality into the design of the kitchen. Use a combination of neutral tones and strategically placed bold textural accents in contrasting colours on the kitchen cabinets. Note that textured laminates are available in a vast number of designs that simulate the look and feel of natural materials like wood, suede, silk, natural stone and so on. However a simple way to introduce contrasting textures is by using matte finish laminates for the base cabinets as they do not show stains and gloss finish laminates for the overhead cabinets because it reflects a lot of light and makes the kitchen look more spacious.
Accent the Kitchen Island
If you have a large kitchen with a kitchen island, then use a neutral colour for all the kitchen cabinets and a contrasting colour for the kitchen island to transform it into an accent feature. Consider premium finish laminates like acrylic for the kitchen island so that it stands out.
Colour Block the Cabinets
Colour blocking can be used to introduce an element of fun and drama into the decor of the kitchen. Colour blocking is a popular technique which uses the combination of different solid panels of colour to impart a bold and eye-catching look.
Create a Retro Look
For a retro look, use candy hues or pastel shades on the kitchen cabinetry. Go for a coloured backsplash, bold patterned flooring, retro coloured accessories and cutlery, retro light fixtures and hardware to reinforce the vintage vibe.