Things to Consider Before Picking Kitchen Colors
Although there aren’t any set rules or standards when it comes to choosing the right color for your Houston kitchen remodeling, there are some generalizations. The reason: the kitchen is considered to be the heart of the home. It is one of those spaces everyone visits more than once every day, be it to get a cold beer from the fridge, prepare meals, or to eat. This uniqueness deserves some special attention. Whenever you are thinking about kitchen renovations, one the first things that come to mind is to get a new paint job. Apparently, white does tend to get old and boring after some time and just a coat of paint might drastically change the look completely. But how to go about choosing one color when there are so many options to choose from? Here are some tips from the pros:
Picking a color is easy. You may feel that subtle orange speaks to you and matches your chatty, vibrant personality but you have to understand that once you have picked a color, you will have to take a few things into consideration.
1. Will it look good with the kitchen floor?
These are the most costly renovations. What would you be willing to change: Your kitchen flooring design or the color of your walls which will surely cost less than the new floor? It’s time to make some strategic decisions and think about what pays off more.
2. Will it go well with the cabinets and countertop?
You can paint the cabinets in shades that you want but what are you going to do about the countertops? If you have granite countertops, your best bet is to go with colors that are neutral. Trust us; you may feel like purple is the color for you but as the trend changes, so will your choice. So pick a color that goes well with the bigger appliances like the fridge, countertops, and cabinets in your kitchen.
3. Do I have the complementary furniture to go with it?
If you do, perfect; but if you don’t, you really ought to be deciding if you have the budget to invest in new furniture or changing the color will be a much better choice?
4. Will it do well with your vintage crockery?
We all have to certain specialty pieces in our kitchens; the ones we rarely take out. However, they are also the ones that bring a charm to the place. It may be a melamine set your grandma gave you, chinaware tea-set, some cool soup bowls full of color. If you choose a color which is too loud, you may have to replace all those items from the shelves as they will lose their originality.
5. What about the lighting? Will I need to add more?
Darker shades, light blacks, pinks, reds, and greens make spaces appear dimmer and require additional lighting. Are you willing to install a few more light bulbs without worrying about your electrical bill? If yes, go for darker shades; if not, neutral shades will work best for you.
6. Will it make my small space pop up or appear even smaller?
Another key area to take note of! Bright colors make smaller spaces pop up as they form the border between cabinets, shelves, and any hanging paintings. Like a painting comes to life when it finds the perfect frame, so does smaller spaces when painted using the right colors.
All these are questions that you will have to keep in mind before you come to your final decision. Once you do, ask a friend or spouse what they think of it. It’s better to rely on more than one person’s word as this will surely change the overall outlook of your kitchen, be it for the better or the worst.