When you think about putting together a kitchen, there’s a lot to consider. Naturally you’re going to spend a lot time fussing over cabinet and counter design, choosing materials, and wondering where you should place your appliances. But, once you’ve got the skeleton of the kitchen laid out, you come to the really important decision. What color scheme are you going to choose?
To be sure, there are no easy answers. On the whole, the color scheme you choose for your kitchen is going to depend largely on your personal preferences. That being said, that are some things that you should know about balancing certain kinds of colors with other colors. For example, do you know what colors work best in a predominantly black and white kitchen? Do you know what the color scheme of choice is for the contemporary kitchen?
These are exactly the topics that we’re going to be exploring below. So, if you’re currently embroiled in a kitchen design project of your own, then sit up and take notice. Let’s take a look at these 25 stunning kitchen color schemes and see if we can’t find some inspiration for your own design!
With darker cabinets like you see in this kitchen, copper accents can work wonderfully!
2. Light Blue
With an overall black and white color scheme, the light blue walls in this kitchen are awesome.
3. Arresting Red
The arresting red of this kitchen is balanced perfectly by the black island with white countertop.
4. Green Accent
Even if you go with a black and white color scheme, you can still incorporate bright colors to add vibrancy.
5. Bright Yellow
If you’re going to go with wooden countertops, yellow walls can be a perfect balance.
6. Nice Blue
Against the white cabinets in this kitchen, the deeper blue used on the walls is very nice.
7. Light Wood
To frame the look of white cabinets, you can use light wood notes, just as this stunning kitchen does.
For a more classic, retro look in your kitchen, you may wish to use a light blue accented with red notes.
9. Just A Pop
On the whole, the color scheme of a contemporary kitchen is going to be minimal. However, you can use subtle pops of color here or there.
10. Luxury Black and White
If you really want to up the luxury quotient of a black and white kitchen, then you’ve got to use marble.
11. Yellowish Wood
If you’ve got a kitchen that gets a lot of natural light, then yellowish wood can be perfect for your cabinets.
12. Neutral Popping
In this kitchen a mustard yellow has been used on the walls. This helps to make the neutral tone of the cabinets exciting.
13. Red and Black
There’s no denying that a red and black color scheme can make an instant impression.
Another way to make a predominantly neutral color scheme pop is to use darker flooring.
15. Natural Look
With beige combining with dark wood notes, this kitchen achieves a natural look thanks to the green accents.
16. Wall Cabinets
White wall cabinets can really stand out if you use a darker wall color. Check out the brown used in this kitchen.
A deep, burnt red can be the perfect accent color to incorporate into your rustic kitchen design.
18. Stone and Wood
If your kitchen is going to feature deeply stained wood and exposed stone, then you’ll want to use neutrally colored walls.
19. Getting Unique
Here you can see how a unique color choice for your walls can really make your kitchen cabinets stand out.
20. Not All Dark
Dealing with color in a kitchen using black cabinets can be difficult. Generally, you’ll need to use a brighter color somewhere.
21. Really Cool
In a kitchen featuring a contemporary design style, you can get aggressive. Isn’t the orange and red of this kitchen amazing?
22. All White
Many people prefer the classic luxurious look of an all-white kitchen. If you do, then make sure you add splashes of color here and there.
23. The Pattern
Keeping it conservative? If so, you can add some visual vibrancy to your kitchen by making an interesting pattern with your backsplash.
Although this color scheme won’t appeal to everyone, you have to admire the way in which is balances multiple tones of the same color.
25. Beige and Blue
If you use an aggressive, deep blue color like this, then you’re practically required to balance it out with beige notes.