Kitchen Color Combinations: Styles, Schemes & Trends You Should Know
We have always loved our kitchens in neutrals of whites, browns, and greys, so those colors will never really go out of style when done right. But as modern interior design evolves, so do our kitchen color schemes. We are seeing kitchens trending toward having neutral baselines with warm earth tones embellished by deep, intense shades of ebony, navy, hunter green, and eggplant or lighter shades of mint, teal, and rose as accents depending on the season.
There is no such thing as the “best colors for your kitchen,” there are only trade-offs in style and utility. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide on the color combinations that work best for your home. Here are a few kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring combinations you will be seeing in new home design and remodels over the next several months and into 2021.
Wake Up to White
Many people begin their mornings in the kitchen so a light, energizing feel can start the day off with a positive vibe. Here, designers have paired a stunning marble countertop and backsplash with eggshell cabinets. To add to the elegance of the room, dark wood embellishes the island, and a pop of greenery finishes out the color scheme. The kitchen feels clean and hygienic as there are no noticeable appliances or clutter on the surfaces making for a fresh start to each day. Undercounter lighting highlights the beauty of the marble and gives the room extra warmth.
Black is making its way back into kitchen design with its sophisticated, stylish ways. A black granite countertop, say, allows for such versatility when mixing in materials like light oak cabinets, chrome metallic hardware, and light wood or creamy tile floors. These kitchen color combinations live far apart on the color wheel yet complement each other in a way that brings life and interest into the space. Add seasonal pops of color with décor, flowers, or fruit bowls.
Natural marble and marble-inspired countertops are dominating the interior design scene this year as they offer a refined, classic feel. The bold veining in this Calacatta marble surfacing and beautiful backsplash gives the room a classy, dramatic feel that makes for the perfect gathering place. Pairing wood flooring with such striking surfacing grounds the room giving it yin and yang harmony. Crystal pendants and chandelier bring glamour and elegance, while the deep plum-colored flowers bring in that little pop of color we are loving in modern kitchens.
Grey Dominant Kitchen Color Combinations
Grey has gotten some much-deserved attention in kitchen design over the last decade because homeowners have realized that grey pairs beautifully with almost every color of the spectrum if done right. When working with a grey countertop, the best color for kitchen cabinets is shades of white when looking to keep the room bright and airy. In this kitchen, polished white cabinets let the attractive waterfall countertop be the focal point of the room. Accents of black and chrome offer balance while the movement of the wood flooring takes the modern feel to an earthy level. The tile backsplash adds another element of interest. Again, notice the fruit bowl adding that little bit of color that rounds out the entire look.
When you get the feeling it’s time to make some changes in your kitchen design, glean inspiration from our image gallery, and visit one of our showrooms where our designers will help you find the perfect color scheme for your kitchen or bathroom.