Make Color Work For You
The warm yellow used on the walls and ceiling in this kitchen helps expand the space and heighten the ceilings.
A rule of thumb says to color a room with a 60-30-10 split between three colors: use one color on a majority of the space, a little bit less of another, and an even smaller amount as an accent color. In the kitchen, your major color might cover the walls or the cabinets; your secondary color the floor; and your accent color the countertops.
You can use color to influence how large or small the kitchen feels:
Cool, light, or dull colors; minimal contrasts
Warm, dark, or bright colors; maximum contrasts
Lower a ceiling
Warm colors and dark tones
Heighten a ceiling
Cool colors and light tints
Shorten a room
Warm or dark colors
Lengthen a room
Cool, light, or dull colors; limited contrasts
Hide an undesirable feature