The Latest Trends in Kitchen Colors

The Latest Trends in Kitchen Colors
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    The kitchen is the center of many homes, and is the most popular room in the house offers Families.com.

    Today's kitchens are larger, updated and multi-functional, with some serving as food preparation, family meeting area and even an office wrapped up in one.

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New color schemes to update your home’s most popular room
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If your kitchen’s colors are growing tired, you can apply a fresh coat of paint as well as update select surfaces to make this room shine. Read on for some tips to add some sparkle and zest to this family-friendly room.

Wall Paint — Antiseptic colors are no longer in vogue including in the kitchen where people are opting for more vibrant colors. A retro look or one that mixes vintage with modern can help your kitchen stand out. Use subdued colors such as robin’s egg blue or contrast a neutral color with one wall painted in merlot red or a similar vibrant color advises House Beautiful.

Major Appliances — Hands down, the trend toward stainless steel is favored by many. Designers are obliging, creating every appliance imaginable with a stainless steel face. Not just refrigerators, stoves and dishwashers, but microwaves, washers and dryers. For small appliances, use a neutral color scheme for your coffee maker, toaster and electric can opener.

Hardware and Metals — Old cabinets can get a new look simply by replacing its hardware. Brushed chrome and bronze provide a look that is both elegant and time-tested. Your kitchen faucet can be modern, but still offer a timeless design.

Cabinetry — Speaking about cabinets, if you’re in the market for new ones, then choose mahogany or dark wood for a more natural look. Apart from a new purchase, you can paint or glaze your current cabinets for a like-new appearance.

Flooring — Tile is definitely out in today’s kitchens, with homeowners preferring wood. Lighter, grey-toned woods are popular and offer an attractive, visual contrast to stainless steel and your wall paint. Reclaimed and bleached ash floor is both a design and an environmental statement, offering character to your kitchen according to Canadian House & Home.

Considerations

If you’re not sure what will work in your kitchen, bring along a friend to the hardware store as you review colors. Keep in mind the impact of both natural and artificial light as you choose colors for the most popular room in your house.

Reference

Families.com: The Most Popular Room in the House

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About Author

Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".