Coordinating Kitchen Color Schemes with Cabinets

So, you’re renovating your kitchen and you don’t know where to start when it comes to coordinating cabinet and wall color. Of all the kitchen color schemes, finding just the right one to suit your space and style can be tricky. Luckily, the experts at Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork offer their tips on navigating the many kitchen colors schemes that will work best with the cabinets you choose.

But before you mull over any kitchen color schemes, first decide if you want your kitchen to have complementary, analogous, or monochromatic colors. You may want one color for your kitchen, you may want more. Decide this first.

Think of the color wheel. Complementary colors are those that are opposite. They sit directly across from one another on the wheel. Because of this, they provide contrast when both are used in a space, such as your kitchen.

Analogous colors are those that sit next to each other on the wheel. Think of red, orange, and yellow as a group of analogous colors, just as purple, blue, and green are a group. Analogous colors won’t provide much contrast, but they’ll give more nuance than a monochromatic scheme, says Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork.

If your aesthetic is more classic, crisp, and clean, a monochromatic color scheme may be just the perfect choice for your kitchen and cabinets. A monochromatic scheme can still have variations in shade, but those shades will all be a part of one color.

Now that you’ve decided the scheme type for your kitchen, you can start testing colors. If you’re going with natural wood cabinets, there are different shades and stains that look best with certain colors. Wood cabinets typically have warm undertones, so they often look best with warm, earthy, neutral tones.

Metal cabinets on the other hand are quite the opposite. Most metals have a cool tone, so they pair best with cooler colors. Painted or colored cabinets are sometimes more versatile when choosing kitchen color schemes that pair well. Though, your cabinets’ specific shade may dictate the color route you go.

Whichever scheme you choose, it may take some trial and error before you arrive at just the right color or colors. Rest assured, your walls, your cabinets, and your kitchen will looks its best with a little preplanning and forethought. Color on!

Looking for more inspiration on kitchen color schemes that will make your cabinets pop? Visit the incredible showroom at Elevations Cabinetry & Millwork, located at 4019 South Main Road in Vineland, NJ, or visit them online for details on product offerings.

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