Colour schemes for a light and airy kitchen
Light kitchens are bright and have a big, open feel to them. They’re a great option for smaller spaces, but they can really work well in any size or style. When most people think of light kitchens, they think of white cabinets or light beige countertops. But there are plenty of beautiful light grey kitchens around that fit into the light kitchen category.
For anyone redesigning their kitchen, here are some colour ideas to try.
White is one of the most popular high gloss kitchen colours right now, and it’s a great choice for a light feel. It brightens up the space and makes it feel bigger and more open.
While white is often the go-to choice for airy kitchens, it’s still worth considering adding a little pop of colour. Whether it’s with fixtures or an accent wall, adding a little colour will make the kitchen more interesting without changing the overall feel of the space.
If pure white isn’t ideal, homeowners can opt for cream instead, which is a bit softer and warmer to make the kitchen feel more welcoming and inviting.
Beige is another great option for a light room. It’s a classic colour for kitchen walls, and it’s a neutral tone that complements virtually any decor.
Beige cabinets and countertops are also beautiful and contrast nicely against a white or olive-green wall colour. Warm hues work best with beige, and these tones make the space feel more inviting.
Rich, deep woods also complement beige counters and wall colours. The contrast creates a soft, velvety texture.
Grey may not be first thing that comes to mind thinking of a light kitchen, but certain tones can really brighten up a room. Pale grey provides a slight contrast against white, which can help define spaces and make the room feel more balanced.
Grey cabinets and countertops look great in any style kitchen, whether for a modern or a more traditional look, but it’s especially great for contemporary kitchens, where clean lines and minimalism rule.
The beauty of having a light coloured kitchen is that different colour combinations can be introduced to give the space more character and interest.
Whether decorators opt for white, grey, beige or something in between, the base shade can be complemented with cabinets and countertops in bold colours. For a large kitchen, an accent wall can also be a nice addition.
For help choosing colours for kitchen cabinets and walls there’s plenty of inspiration online or and there’s a great gallery of kitchens here.
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