Kitchen Color Scheme Inspiration For Your New Home

Kitchen Color Scheme Inspiration For Your New Home

Kitchen Color Scheme Inspiration For Your New Home

For many homeowners, the kitchen is a sacred space. A space for creativity, artistry, and connections between one another to be made. When designing a new home, you want to strike the right ambiance while incorporating your personal taste in your kitchen design. The color palette of a kitchen can help accomplish this. Below are three kitchen color schemes for new home to help inspire and inform you on your design journey for creating this very hallowed space.


Black or Dark Color Scheme

Design by Oliver Leech Architects & Image by Building Narratives via Dwell

Bold and stark black cabinets with thick wooden slats in a row line the wall. A matte black sink and gold faucet inconspicuously sit below. A deep black marble backsplash with white accents borders the walls behind.

A dark color scheme for your new kitchen can give your home a regal aesthetic. Typically, darker color schemes make the biggest impact in homes with an abundance of natural light. Contrarily, if your kitchen design is on the smaller end and lacks natural light, using all dark colors has the potential to make the space feel limited. However, open shelving or two-toned colors may help open it if darker colors are a priority to you.

Darker colors for your kitchen may be a brilliant idea for homeowners with little ones or pets, as darker colors show fewer scuffs and marks. Furthermore, having black or a deep navy as the main color theme of your kitchen can allow you to experiment with bold pops of color, like rust-colored bar stools or copper knobs. 


Wood Texture Color Scheme 

Design by Stewart-Schafer & Image by Alice Gao via Dwell.

The delicate ornamentation of soft maple wood comprises ample cabinets both below and above the counters. Custom stainless steel countertops stretch across the abounding length, contrasting in its silver contemporary splendor. A free-standing kitchen island boasts the same cabinets with a clean white granite top. A grey polished concrete floor tops off the look, while the focal point of the ensemble still is the homage to the perpetual prestige of wood.

The tantalizing intricacies that wood provides will never go out of style. Designing your kitchen around the timeless colors, patterns, and familiar feel of wood has the potential for attractive contrasts.

The feel of wood is not only inviting, but also highly sustainable. There are also many different kinds of wood to choose from. The versatility is endless—between pine, maple, cherry, oak, and beyond. Wood is very durable and a tough defendant against scratches to keep its signature class. 

However, wood as the focal point of your kitchen color palette will likely come at a higher cost. Wood is typically more expensive than other options and needs to be cleaned with special products for wood surfaces.


White or Light Color Kitchen Scheme

Design by Walker Warner Architects & Image by Matthew Millman via Dwell.

Pure white cabinets extend in a uniform line with matte bronze handles for easy access. The pristine cabinets stretch across the endless wall creating ample counter space for chopping fresh fruits and vegetables. A wood-top island sits across from a stainless steel gas stove and a sleek silver sink, all set to the tune of modest ivory and gray granite backsplash.

If you are going for a pure, angelic, and open feel to your humble abode’s kitchen, choosing a light or white color scheme may be the route to take. Lighter colors tend to give the kitchen an airy feel, weaved with a distinct calm and elegance. 

Opposite to darker color schemes, light or white colors gives light to the space that may lack access to natural light from sources like skylights or windows. If you are unable to incorporate windows in your design or simply do not wish to, lighter colors are a fantastic way to brighten up the space.

A major reason light or white kitchens have grown in popularity over the years is the fact that the color gives the effect of space. Namely, even kitchens that are smaller by design feel more open with lighter colors. The largest and most obvious downfall of this color scheme is that smudges and chips are most evident on these surfaces.