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How to Add Dramatic and Bold Color to Your Home in 2015

September 17, 2014No comments

2015 home décor will feature dramatic and bold pops of color. In furniture and cabinetry, designers and homeowners are moving away from monochromatic decorating schemes. In some designs, soft, neutral-toned grays and whites serve as backdrops for bright accessories and lively patterns. Trends are also seeing a return to cabinetry finished in rich wood tones, accented with black, white, metals and colors. Below are two very different examples of the use of color in the kitchen.

small kitchen with white cabinets, blue glass backsplash and window seat

Color in a Compact Kitchen

It’s easy to overwhelm a small space with color. However, it’s not a problem in the kitchen pictured above. A perimeter of white cabinets creates a light, bright space. The backsplash reflects light rather than absorbing it, thanks to the glossy surface. The color in vases, pottery, and pillows subtly echo the blue and aqua tones of the backsplash. The accents add interest, and understated color schemes preserve the visual space.

Designer Tip: Extend your new look past the kitchen door. Notice how the window seat above. Created from cabinetry to match the kitchen, it creates a graceful transition between the renovated space and the rest of the home. This could also be done with a desk, shelves or entertainment center in any area adjacent to the kitchen.

Warm up a Large Space with Color

large kitchen with cherry cabinets, metallic gray countertops and vaulted ceiling

A large, open space like the one above is an invitation to get out the paint box. Rich cherry cabinetry and earth tone backsplash and flooring set the stage. Metallic gray countertops and stainless appliances provide a sharp counterpoint. With global design elements providing so much energy, the decorator wisely limited accents to a few black elements on the countertop.

Stick to a classic choice in cabinetry and countertop, and you can play with color in accents, paint and other inexpensive elements. Feel free to discuss your ideas with your designer.

How would you use color in the kitchen? Comment below, sharing ideas and questions with our readers.

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