Designing a kitchen and arriving at a layout plan that you and your spouse, not to forget your decorator is happy with, is a task that is difficult in itself. Choosing the right modular kitchen colour scheme that enhances the look and makes the space warm and welcoming, can be positively intimidating. These 3 kitchen design tips will help you tackle this task effortlessly.

Kitchens, by their very practicability, showcase a very limited palette of colours. The colour scheme in a kitchen is decided by factors such as;

  • The colour scheme of the home and how the kitchen will blend in with it
  • Availability of natural light
  • Use of artificial lighting
  • Colour of appliances (white on white or white contrasting with other colours)
  • Colour and type of flooring involved

As buyers at HomeLane have observed, our Modular Kitchens feature a variety of colour combinations with complementing and contrasting colour schemes. The variety can be so humongous that most homeowners are left confused, ultimately deciding to go with a neutral black, white or grey colour scheme. Kitchens can be colourful. What matters, is using the colour palette cleverly to bring out the best in it. Here are a few helpful tips that show the way;

1. Let Cabinets Lead the Way

Choosing the cabinet colour as per the style of your home and your personality, helps you work around the colour scheme of the rest of the kitchen area. Cabinets make for 50% of your budget and take up about 40% of your kitchen’s visual space, and therefore need prime focus. Next, come to the countertops, flooring, backsplash and appliances which are a part of the secondary colour scheme. Walls, ceiling and trims, which have to be painted upon, come last. Consider the whole process like fitting in pieces of a puzzle. Everything comes together and flows when this process is followed.Kitchen Designs Tips

2. Consider Natural Light

Deciding the colour scheme of your home must be done in the daytime, considering the amount of natural light it receives. Natural light affects the way a surface colour is perceived. When the sun is at its peak, a grey palette might look cool but can become dull when darkness sets, depending on the layout. Warm colours best offset cooler climates, but a particularly bright shade might be too loud for comfort. Artificial lighting changes colour perception too and lends its own look to a colour scheme.
It is important to check all of the above while doing a kitchen colour sampling, where colours can be seen as they are, as well as in context with other colours and materials. This affects perception.
Another important aspect to observe is the colour’s reflective qualities. While pale, smooth surfaces reflect light, magnifying its effect, dark surfaces swallow it, appearing even cabinet

 3. Track Current Trends

Consider which trends are in vogue, and use them as design inspiration when choosing kitchen colours.
While kitchen cabinets come in myriad colours, white is an overwhelming choice for painted cabinetry. The white palette has its own subtle shades, and most homeowners find it an enduring and neutral colour choice that can never go wrong.
If you are adventurous and looking for something trendy, inspiration can be found everywhere; from a friend’s home to fashion runways and even hot travel destinations; avenues exist in plenty. It is important to note, however, that not every colour palette works well in a kitchen. Cooler colours, like greys and blue-greens, although beautiful by themselves, are not very flattering to food, while intense, trendy hues can underwhelm the cooking space. In such cases, bright quirky colours can be used in accessories, to break the monotony and liven the space.
To know more, get in touch with our experts at HomeLane.

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