Kitchen Remodeling Design Color Schemes

The first step when it comes to kitchen remodeling is to choose a color scheme you like.  Once you do that, then you can begin to organize your kitchen design around it. We have selected three of the most common kitchen color schemes below and briefly described how to achieve these looks in your own home.

Dark & Elegant

Don’t get us wrong, dark kitchens are not easy to pull off. Nonetheless, when well executed they can reflect a mysterious, elegant beauty that brighter kitchen designs cannot imitate. Below is an image taken from House & Garden of Gwyneth Paltrow’s kitchen in her home in the Hamptons. The light countertops and white chandelier do a wonderful job of offsetting the dramatic black cabinetry. If you are considering a similar color scheme, Perla Bianca Trend Stonegranite veneer overlays would be an excellent choice for your countertops. Silver hardware, faucets, and appliances can also make dark cabinetry pop and bring a little bit of brightness to the room.

Gwyneth Paltrow's Dark Kitchen

Gwyneth Paltrow's Dark Kitchen


Colorful & Fun

If you want your kitchen design to a reflect  a more playful ambiance , a great technique is to add bright splashes of color throughout. You may choose to paint the walls or cabinets a vibrant color – blues, yellows and greens are popular options for kitchens. If you want color but are worried about overdoing it with paint, our Trend Mosaic backsplashes are a great way to add color without going overboard.

A Colorful Kitchen with a Granite Transformations Backsplash

White, Light & Bright

The best thing about a white kitchen is that the color will never look outdated. White kitchens are classic, clean, and versatile. However, they are more likely to come off as bland or uninspired than either of the color schemes mentioned above. There are a few things you can do to avoid this pitfall. Try to add some dramatic dark pieces to the kitchen, such as a dark wood table or chairs, black countertops, or pops of color in appliances and decor. Remember, if you ever get bored with your white design, all it takes is a coat of bright paint to shake things up again!

White Kitchen, as seen in House Beautiful

White Kitchen, as seen in House Beautiful

7 replies
  1. Joseph
    Joseph says:

    I don’t really know what I would do with a kitchen, were I blessed with all the room in the world in which to put said kitchen. And, yes, I do know that no one really has “all the room in the world,” but lots and lots of people have considerably more room than I have! All I can do, I guess, is just keep surfing the Internet, hoping that I will find designs that I can put to use in my own kitchen. A little here, a little there, that sort of thing. That said, I will say, and I DO say, that you have given me much to think about with your concepts, and I thank you for sharing your ideas. And who knows? Maybe one fine day I will be sharing an absolutely smashing, albeit small, kitchen design!

  2. Blake Heavrin
    Blake Heavrin says:

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  3. jenifer
    jenifer says:

    Hi,
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