Last week we highlighted some of the top trends and innovative Kitchen products we found at this years KBIS Virtual Trade Show! We mentioned that Colour was Queen at the show! As we are spending more time in our homes, manufacturers are realizing that homeowners are wanting to incorporate more "life" into their spaces. They want colour to help encourage happiness and wellbeing in their home! Today we are going to share some ways to use colour in your Kitchen. Whether you're planning on a full kitchen remodel or just want to add some features, you are sure to find some ideas below to help you add colour in your kitchen!
The backsplash is a fabulous place to add your creativity and colour to your Kitchen. There are so many choices from mass-produced tile to artisan crafted pieces, from mosaic designs to full geometric patterns, from glass to porcelain to cement to fireclay, the choices are truly endless. As we always say, it's a super exciting and fun time to be designing your kitchen. Something that many people overlook is the importance of the grout colour choice when it comes to your backsplash. Depending on the look you're after, you will either want to go with a colour that matches the tile itself so the grout almost disappears or you can use the grout to add the colour and design to the space. If you choose this route, you can custom colour your grout with any Benjamin Moore or Sherwin-Williams colour. The picture above is using the same white hex tile but with four different grout colours to achieve completely different looks. Photo credit: embody-bd
When choosing your countertop, you don't need to pick the white marble look that you see in every Pinterest and Instagram Kitchen photo. This is a great place to add your personality and some colour to your Kitchen. Remember adding colour doesn't necessarily meaning adding bright colour. You can incorporate rich hues that really speak to you and help you feel more alive. This kitchen we used Aberdeen from Cambria and it always reminds of having a beautiful walk through the brisk fall air watching the changing colour of the leaves!
Also, check back next Thursday when we will be dedicating an entire post to the new Cambria designs that are being launched!
APPLIANCES (main and small)
Gone are the days that you can only choose white or black as your "colour options" when choosing appliances. Many manufacturers are coming out with gorgeous finishes for their entire appliance lineup. We love Hestan because they carry eleven stunning colours in both their indoor residential appliances and in their outdoor grill line. This really allows us to extend your kitchen space outside seamlessly and cohesively. Smeg is really pushing the envelope when it comes to designs, especially for their 50's style retro fridge and their small appliances. Also a fun way and a less committed way of incorporating colour with your appliances is to get bold with the choice of our countertop appliances. The Kitchen Aid mixer is always a crowd-pleaser and available in many finishes. This mixer shown here is their 2021 colour of the year, called Honey. It's a beautiful golden-orange finish.
Not digging the bold colour on the outside of the cabinetry, keep reading to find out how to add colour in a more subtle way to your cabinets!
Of course, our favourite place to play with colour is your actual cabinetry! Yes, this takes a bit more confidence and commitment, but our clients love when they are bold enough to step outside their comfort zone and into what truly lights them up. If you are purchasing wood cabinetry from us, you can choose any Benjamin Moore colour on your cabinets. If you don't want the entire Kitchen done in your favourite colour you can do what this client did and choose to do all of your bases in your vibrant colour (in this example they went with Champion Cobalt) and then balance it out with uppers in a more neutral palette.
If you choose to design your new kitchen using our exclusive metal cabinetry, there are also hundreds of colours to choose from. Another cool way to use colour with the Metal cabinets is to do a more neutral exterior colour (i.e. on the doors and side panels) and then choose to do the box construction using a more vibrant colour. Since the entire cabinet is powder-coated, you have the opportunity to add any colour you desire inside your cabinets too. This is a really fun and unexpected way to play with colour in your kitchen!
There are many other ways to add colour and personality to your kitchen, but hopefully this list helps get your creative juices flowing. Let us know what your favourite ideas were and if you have any other tips you'd like to add. In the meantime, please make it a happy and healthy day!