Say goodbye to those all-white kitchen snooze-fests and give the hardest-working room in your home the makeover it deserves
Hey there, trendsetters! It’s time to bid adieu to those all-white kitchen remodels that have overstayed their welcome. If you’re getting ready to renovate your kitchen before selling your home, now’s the time to shake things up. We’re talking about kitchen colors that pack a punch.
Before picking up a paint brush, though, think function and style. If you’re going for a kitchen with contrast, most designers recommend darker colors on the bottom, lighter on top.
When choosing colors to heat up your kitchen, consider shades that make cooking and cleaning easy. (Dark colors are your friend here. 😉) Think, too, about the size of your kitchen, the color of your flooring and backsplash, and the amount of natural light in your kitchen. Keep in mind that colors can appear different at different times of the day and night.
Here are three ideas for using color to make your kitchen renovation pop like a confetti cannon 🎉 and help drive up those offers. Let’s dig in!
Be bold and vibrant
Ditch the dull monotony of stark white. Sample some trendy, darker hues like dark gray, navy and cobalt blue, or deep forest green. Or go bright with a dazzling, sunny yellow. Choose a fearless color and use it like a boss in your design. Whether on the walls, cabinets or even appliances (stainless steel is not your only choice), this is your time to ‘wow!’
Balance the bold with neutral tones and other elements (as your budget allows) like a jaw-dropping statement backsplash, show-stopping range hood and dramatic lighting to make the most of whatever kitchen color you choose.
Blend with neutrals
While white is no doubt here to stay (84% of agents say buyers still want the classic light, white and bright color scheme), a monochrome white kitchen renovation isn’t your only option.
Perfectly suited for the minimalist kitchen trend, neutral, earthy tones bring a sense of serenity and the same clean, flawless finish found in all-white kitchens. Mix it up to create a cozier vibe. Neutral warm greys, soft beiges, balmy blues and subtle shades of green like mint or sage can make a big impact. Use them on everything from floor to ceiling to add a nice contrast to your bigger, bolder color.
Highlight hues with natural accents
Whether you go big and bold or nice and neutral, you can’t go wrong with natural accents that accentuate your new kitchen colors. Classic fixtures and finishes like solid wood, concrete, marble and natural stone work with almost any color scheme. (On a budget? Use their faux-bulous counterparts to create a similar effect.)
Showcase treasured accent pieces, glassware or plates and plants on floating reclaimed wood shelves. Got brick? Expose it to serve up a timeless look that will make any cook swoon with envy.
A little color can go a long way in making your kitchen and home stand out to buyers, so don’t be afraid to use it. Need more help selling your home? Color us happy because that’s what we’re here for! Send us some photos of your beautiful kitchen renovation and we’ll send you a quick cash offer. It’s easy! Just click here to get started: