7 Colour Ideas for Kitchens

The kitchen is one of the most favored rooms in a home and picking that mix of hues that resonates with you will go a long way to setting the mood. Whether it is a place for family to congregate at dinner or for toasts with friends while cooking up a storm, colours play a vital role in creating a temperature for this special space. For families with young ones who start their day in the kitchen, refreshing hues can get everyone energized and ready for a bright day. And for millennials, why not spice up your mornings while sipping that cup of Joe with bright mixes of colours that complement a more contemporary decor? Or to get a more intimate vibe, neutrals and warm shades can provide the canvas for peace and joy right in your kitchen!

You’ll see from the photos below, there are many colour options to choose from and each can bring a different feel to your kitchen. A lighter colour palette can open up your kitchen and make it look larger. On the opposite side of the spectrum, dark tones which absorb more light can give large kitchens a more intimate vibe. And you have the warm tones (yellows, oranges, terracotta shades) which can be so inviting. Imagine sipping coffee surrounded by warm terracotta and amber hues — these colours not only relax the eye and absorb light, it also ties that Mediterranean ribbon around your kitchen! Last but not least, you can play with finishes to your cabinetry (i.e. glazing, rubbed hand painted, milk paint) to add some personality to your kitchen as well.

So are you ready to visit these colourful kitchens? We hope you will find some good ideas looking at the selection of nine colour ideas for kitchens we chose just for you. If it helps you spark just one idea or warms your heart, that will make our day. And if you’re happy, we are happy! Enjoy the visit and beautiful day to you

That Teal Feel

The Little Plus: the predominant deep-toned palette. Dramatic as it is warm with dark teal finishes and slate gray quartz countertops and backsplash with chalky white veins — a nice fit for this rustic kitchen. And notice the wide plank hickory hardwood flooring. It ties in with the country look of this kitchen. This timeless kitchen must have seen generations of children, delicious meals…and remains as charming as ever!


The Little Plus: the skylight and large picture window which draw the elements of nature into this country space. Also, the Persian rugs call back beautifully the distressed red finish cabinets and provide a vibrant splash of colour to the light hardwood floors. And check the two undermount farmhouse porcelain sinks, so convenient, makes cleanup a breeze!

Herb Garden

The Little Plus: the narrow tall window added to the kitchen partition wall — great source of natural light. Also, the row of light bluish gray shaker-type floor-to-ceiling cabinets further maximize this relatively small space. And notice how the vintage faucet fixtures and the white Corian countertops contribute to the crisp look of this kitchen. And eyes are sure to be drawn to the potted herb medallion backsplash — wow!

Steps of Crowns

The Little Plus: the geometric shapes and muted colour mix backsplash — giving off an eclectic spin to this traditional custom kitchen. And notice the recessed-panel and stepped crown molding of varying heights on the upper cabinets, definitely an architectural plus. And the custom cabinets with its oil rubbed bronze handles that hide the fridge from plain sight helps provide harmony with the rest of the kitchen.

Kitchen Ballroom

The Little Plus: this galley-type kitchen with extended gray marble countertops yield more inches for food prep and small appliances. And the recessed center up-to-the-ceiling cabinets recapture much needed space. And how enjoyable would it be to take a seat and enjoy the morning paper in the cozy vintage chic breakfast nook while watching your other half prepare a feast for two.

Sunflower Power

The Little Plus: the stained glass window that sets the tone for this cheerful cottage style kitchen — it’s always a sunny day in this bright space! By brightening up this strapped for space kitchen, vanilla yellow walls are a great complement to the natural wood stain of the cabinets. And how cute are those circle details on the cabinet doors? Also, did you notice how the ceiling space is utilized with a custom-made pot rack installation — how creative is that? And check out the built-in drip-dry ridges and molded trivets on the dark green laminate countertop, very practical.

Minty Frost

The Little Plus: the modern kitchen’s youthful palette with punches of colours from the fruit bowl and tableware to the flat panel lower doors — so refreshing in its play of colours. Also, the aluminum and frosted glazed center panel overhead cabinets with interior lighting fixtures accentuate the colours of the stored tableware. And notice the sleek modern range hood effectively extending the counterspace of this relatively small kitchen – clever.

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