Picking the Kitchen or Bathroom Color of Your Dreams
When it comes to achieving the perfect kitchen or bathroom remodels, it’s all about making the colors of the space work together. Bathrooms and kitchens are big-ticket items. They require beautiful stone countertops, unique tiles, cabinetry, wallpaper, or paint to complete their look. And it all comes down to making the colors of the space work together to create a color scheme that matches your style and brings about a cohesive renovation.
1. Start with the Unchangeable Items
Remember that paint is one of the easiest items to change in a renovation. However, certain features are more unwavering. Hardware, countertops, appliances, and flooring, once selected, are unchangeable. Choosing your dream countertop and then selecting a color to match it will be much easier than setting your heart on a dream paint color and searching for a countertop to match.
Start with your most inflexible item and work your way down the line. Choose countertops, then flooring, then backsplash, and work your way to the paint selection.
2. Go Dark Down Low and Light Up Top
Color is great for creating illusions in a space. Light colors make a space feel bigger and brighter. Darker colors make a room warmer and cozier. To maximize the potential feel of a room’s height and dimension, choose darker colors for elements on the lower half of the room. Lighten the room as you move upward.
Pick a darker wood or tile for the flooring. Opt for a colorful vanity cabinet or kitchen island. Then make countertops, backsplash, or shower tile a lighter color as it extends upward in the space.
3. Consider Your Furnishings
Motivation can come from many avenues. If you have a favorite china set, glassware, towels, etc., bring in inspiration from your heirlooms and belongings. Imagine what will be in the renovated space. If you have a family table with glassware that will frequently be used, draw inspiration from the pieces to help them shine in your dream kitchen or bathroom renovation.
6. Stay True to Your Design Style
Regardless of what anyone else says, you ultimately are the person who has to love your interior remodel. Keep your color true to your style. Whether it’s the extremely neutral palette of minimalism, the warmer tones of a traditional home, or the vibrant hues of the bohemian home, the colors of your space should reflect you.
First, determine your style and then choose the features of your renovation to match.
5. Keep a Neutral Palette for a High-End Look
Sometimes simple is better. Neutral palettes create an elevated look and allow the beautiful features you select for your renovation to be highlighted. While color can be fun, neutral colors stand the test of time and create the most serene backdrop for anything you bring into your space.
Neutrals make it easier to swap out décor or other features of the room if your furniture style changes over time.
6. Use Light Colors to Make a Space Look Bigger
Bathrooms tend to be smaller spaces, and kitchens are the most pleasurable when they are large and open. If your space is smaller or more enclosed, lighter colors will make the room feel more open and larger. You can create the bathroom of your dreams, even in a smaller space, through the right, bright color selections.
7. Copy an Inspiration Board
If you don’t already have a dream kitchen or bathroom in mind (and really, even if you do), we recommend starting an inspiration board. This can be a physical board, a board created on a Pinterest account, a collection of photos on your phone, or some good old ripped out photos from magazines. Whatever your method of choice, start saving images of bathrooms and kitchens you love.
When you begin selecting flooring, paint, countertops, and tile for your interior remodel, gauge your selections against your inspiration board. If the color of the current item you’re selecting doesn’t match what’s on your board, pass on it. This will not only help you make item selections you’ll love, but it will help guarantee the overall color scheme will flow in your finished space.
8. Choose Colors You Like
Ultimately, choose colors that you like. Don’t choose a color that is currently trendy at the expense of choosing a color you like. No matter how current a color may seem, you’ll regret your selection if it’s not a color you enjoy looking at. Colors you love spark inspiration and make you want to be in your interior remodel.
Implement the Right Colors for the Perfect Interior Remodel
While the above tips are helpful for selecting the right colors for your interior renovation, don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional for advice. A design team, like our Lakeside Renovation and Design team, has worked with many homeowners to bring about cohesive color palettes for remodels. And our team can help you do the same.
Gain design inspiration by learning more about our design process and gathering interior ideas for your dream renovation.