Modern kitchens are becoming more and more adventurous with their choice of neutral colors. This is also true for highlights and contrasts. Traditional neutral colors like gray, white, and beige have been replaced with subtle tones of blue, pink, and green. The most popular neutral base color is a combination of gray and beige. Greige is all the rage. The colors chosen to highlight these bolder base colors have become bright and courageous in 2021. The accent colors that people are choosing today are turning the volume up on their color scheme. Choices such as red, bright blues, and teal have taken over kitchens in 2021. For those of you looking for guidance to help you decide the color scheme of your modern kitchen, we’re here to help! Keep reading to find the perfect color scheme for you.

Cabinet Colors

If you are renovating your kitchen, it is very important to decide the color scheme before choosing your new cabinets. Looking at the colors throughout the rest of your house will provide some guidance on your choices for your new kitchen. Grab some paint cards that would fit the rest of your home’s color scheme, and look at different combinations in your kitchen. Once you have chosen a palette, it is time to decide the color of the cabinets.

Using your neutral base color for your cabinets is the easiest solution, but consider whether seeing the gorgeous grain of your cabinet’s natural beauty would work with your scheme and provide a nice accent. Homeowners are choosing coffee staining when refinishing their cabinets. They use coffee grounds to provide a light, unique stain and accent the wood. You can achieve the same look from a light stain with a matte finish.

Two tone cabinets have also grown in popularity. Homeowners are using this technique in a number of different ways. Some choose to paint upper cabinets in their accent color, and bottom cabinets in a neutral color. Some choose to paint the bodies of their cabinets in a neutral color with the doors accented. Take a look at the overall layout and the answers will come.

Keep in mind that you do not have to replace your cabinets to give them a brand new look. In addition to giving them a two tone paint job to match your classic car, or lightly staining them with coffee grounds, you may choose just to refinish or reface them. Also, do not forget to keep your appliances and hardware in mind when choosing your cabinet colors.

Oceanic Color Scheme

An oceanic color scheme is going to mostly consist of blues, pale gray, and/or white. The go to accent for this color scheme is blue/gray, but you may choose to get more adventurous with a seafoam green. This scheme is best used in tandem with white appliances, and natural wood hardware.

Forest Color Scheme

A woodsy color scheme will have white and grey for neutral base colors with a spruce green for accents. It works best with marble, and stainless steel appliances. Some very subtle light blue accents to simulate the sky peeking out from between trees also works within this scheme.

Shade Color Scheme

The base for this scheme is an eggshell white, and is accented with greige. Although it is not as bold as other options, these colors provide a cool, calming kitchen aesthetic. These colors work best with natural wood, natural stone, and stainless steel appliances.

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