Relate much? If you are the quintessential host like Monica, your kitchen is your showcase. You obviously want it to hold the command over your guests and blow them away occasionally. Why not turn the place you love to spend the most time in to a piece of art with a few simple kitchen colour combinations?
Back in the day, when meals were cooked with love, kitchens often took a backseat when it came to designing houses. It was a place where veiled women prepared food for their families and shelved old utensils and stoves. With changing times, cooking doesn’t invite the stereotype of just a homemaker woman. It has developed into a hobby of many, men and women alike. Hosting is fun and kitchens have turned into a social place to mix, mingle and dine. With designer homes becoming a reality for all walks of society, kitchens are designed and coloured to perfection, to suit your personality and mood requirements. Your kitchen colour ideas are as important as the ingredients you use to prepare meals.
Now a place this important should feel warm and welcoming at all times, shouldn’t it? And what more to consider about a room to make or break its ambience than the color palette it flaunts? If the thought of relegating yourself to a pitiful cookout has you yelping with terror (and swiftly hopping on your phone and ordering a meal), ask yourself whether your kitchen has something to do with your staunch anti-culinary stance. Do your walls cave in on you? Or your ceiling hang too low? Or perhaps the boring plain white of your walls conjures a picture of silent, permanent hibernation. Yes? If you nodded your head to any of the above, it’s time you gave your kitchen and your spirits a lift with a little colour therapy.
Let us take a page out of the experts’ advice about the best colour combinations for your kitchen and revamp your favourite part of your house.
Timeless Blues and Grays
The classiest kitchen colour shade there is for. Just about sets the mood for a perfect candlelight dinner or a warm gathering with your friends and family. Blue provides a cool ambience and gray just about contrasts it with a soothing palette.
Brown is the New Black
Tans and browns are the most elegant combination your kitchen can ever have. If used in the perfect contrast, they can up the calm ambience of your kitchen. And this is tried and tested for suiting any and all kitchen colour designs you choose.
Yellow Yellow, a Warm Fellow
The happiest colour there is! Yellow in your kitchen will give you a welcoming feel you need to aide your host spirit. The colour allows accessorising your kitchen with hints of strong colours, since it is the perfect base for any contrast.
White Spotted with Grey
Two timeless colours rolled into perfection. Your kitchen is the place where you can puncture the neutrality of this palette with crisp colours of fruit platters and vegetable trays, trendy salt and pepper shakers and fresh flowers. Shades of grey like steel, concrete, pewter, slate, dark and blue. Gray is as beautiful and versatile as it gets, it is classy. Mix and match the umpteen shades and highlight each part – perfect modular kitchen colour shades.
Wine on White
The edgiest combination that ever is. Wine or crimson red looks fabulous with white and rightly so. This palette just goes on to aide the class you have been portraying all through your house with minimal effort.
Stay Earthy, Stay Rustic
Food is where you feel the most connected to Mother Nature. So why not experiment with a few colour of her as well? Beige, brown and off white. So many permutations and combinations to choose from so many textures to pick from! Stone, steel and wood. Use these colour palettes in the perfect order and watch the magic happen. The antique feel punctuated with a few artistic pieces gives your kitchen the look and feel of your adventurous personality.
Embrace the Dark
Black. The colour for a kitchen that never goes wrong. Show your confidence, your style and minimalism with this classic colour. Touches of metallic elements can add to the ambience as well.
The Classic White
Well we saved the best for the last. White kitchens with colour pop elements strewn over makes for the best ambience. Clean, minimalist and contemporary all the way!
See, kitchens are your statement for a beautifully designed house. Do not ignore them because they are the perfect room to flaunt to friends and family alike. Don’t let time or budgets hamper your kitchen style. Go for the timeless colours that are here to stay. Cook your favorite recipes, welcome your guests and dine in style. For the chef in you, for the host in you and for the organiser in you, kitchens provide a large layout to experiment and showcase your style. And the colour palettes mentioned above are time tried and tested. Give them a try and share with us pictures of your kitchens that you are so proud of! As Mario Francesco Batali, an American chef, writer, restaurateur said, “The kitchen really is the castle itself. This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.”