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How to Use Color

The Basics of Color Theory and Usage


Color makes a huge impact on the space it fills. The right shade or texture can make your kitchen look bigger, smaller or even cheerier. Knowing how your color choices will affect your kitchen design can help you develop a color scheme that improves your room's overall design while also filling it with your favorite hues.                                                                                                                                         

Depending on what you want to accomplish with your space, the colors you choose can help you achieve it. The effects of color can create the illusion of a changed space. Cooler, lighter colors can help make a room feel bigger while warmer and darker colors can make a space smaller or bring a high ceiling down farther.

 

Stainless steel cabinets in metallic and red finishes.

Similarly, the textures you choose will change the look and feel of your kitchen. The texture effects of stainless steel with its sleek visual interest will vary from the impact of wood's natural warmth. Meanwhile, a combination of the two will lead to an entirely different design.

Finally, nothing makes a big impact in your kitchen like bright colors. A splash of orange or turquoise brings a bold look to your design when done right. Discover where the best spots are for your favorite saturated shades.

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