Kitchen / June 21, 2018 / .
With enough shade or tint, any color can become a neutral; it is just a matter of which type of neutral you want. If you are nervous about getting your kitchen paint color wrong, it is hard to go wrong with mid-range neutrals. While neutrals are usually equated with boring, but they do not have to be. With the addition of red, yellow, or orange, neutrals can be warmed up. With green, blue, or violet, they can be cooled down.
Keep everything in the same color family, with minor variation. Light colors, or all white helps too. In the kitchen above, the cabinets and appliances blend in with the walls, and things feel more spacious than they actually are. Choose geometric and striped walls and floors that draw the eye lengthwise or vertically and make the room appear longer or taller than it actually is. Had the checked tile been laid squarely, versus on the diagonal, it would have felt more stunted and chopped up. If you can not change the floor itself, add a patterned runner that will add the same effect.
Reflective surfaces, such as ceramic tile, marble countertops, and stainless steel, subtly amplify the effects of natural and artificial light, thereby making small kitchens seem larger. Plus, adequate lighting improves functionality. Undercabinet lights come in handy while cooking, and pendant lights add ambiance to meals served at an island or peninsula.
When selecting your paint, flooring and fitted kitchen, try to keep everything in the same tone or colour family. Bold, bright contrasting colours work best in large kitchens, whereas subtle differences in tone work best in small to make the most of the space and make it appear larger. Sleek, modern appliances will make the kitchen feel less clunky. Think about the size too, if you do not need a double-dishwasher or American sized fridge, then do not buy them. The smaller sized Smeg fridges will give a kitchen an elegant, sleek sense of style without being too over powering, especially in a small space.