MAKE YOUR KITCHEN MATCH!
Cabinetry, floor color, and countertops are the three major components of the color scheme in your kitchen. Keeping your color scheme simple gives you the flexibility to change your kitchen theme anytime by adding highlighting colors through smaller items and accessories. Learn how to make your kitchen match with these tips for matching your countertops, cabinets, and flooring.
When picking out the colors for you kitchen, your first step is to pick out two complementing dominant colors. Keeping these two colors simple will give you more opportunities to change up your kitchen over time. The third color should be an accent color that brings the entire room together while giving the room a little character. Deciding what colors you want in your kitchen plays a role in choosing your style of kitchen.For example, black and white kitchens are mostly categorized as modern, or contemporary. On the other hand, neutral colored kitchens are mostly placed in the “country” category.
Pick your countertops first because they can vary in color, pattern, and style making it hard to match any existing flooring and cabinetry in your kitchen. When picking your countertop it is important to think about the possible idea of having a backsplash in your kitchen. Picking your countertops first also allows you better match paints, stains, hardware, and specialty finishes. Whether you choose granite, tile, wood, etc., your countertop is a signature piece in your kitchen.
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There are two ways to pick out your kitchen floor. The first is to coordinate your floor color with your countertops and cabinetry; which will act as secondary colors. These secondary colors will help separate your flooring from your cabinetry and countertops. The second option is to match your countertops and cabinetry and use the flooring as a contrasting piece. One popular traditional look, for example, is a kitchen with white cabinetry and black countertops with dark wood flooring. The black and the white are the two primary colors, and the dark wood flooring acts as an accent color between the cabinets and countertops.
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From contemporary to traditional, there are many different styles of cabinets to choose from. Choosing the right stye of cabinetry can be difficult task based on the many variables that go into a cabinet door. Deciding your budget is the first step when picking out your cabinetry. Knowing your budget will guide you when selecting the style, the wood species, the stain or paint color, and the hardware for your cabinetry. Another concept that will guide you when selecting your cabinets, is the functionality of your cabinetry. Where will your cabinets be installed? Your kitchen cabinets, for example, will have a different functionality than the cabinets in your bathrooms or your basement.
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