As you start planning your kitchen remodel, one of the first conversations with a kitchen remodeling company will be around color. The color palette you choose will help emphasize your style. You want your kitchen to coordinate with the adjoining rooms yet stand out.
Warm or Cool Tones?
One of the first decisions you’ll want to make is whether your new kitchen will be warm- or cool-toned. Many people want their kitchen to be the heart of the home, and therefore lean toward the welcoming feel of warm tones. Warm tones are reds, oranges and yellows.
Cool tones, depending on the color and hue, can evoke different feelings. Some blues, greens and purples will relax you while others will energize you. If you think of your kitchen as a place you want to be efficient and energized, you may want to consider bolder cool tones. If you’re going for a relaxing feel, softer cool tones with gray and white mixed in may be the right option for you.
Your new kitchen’s style or primary inspiration may lead you in one direction or another. For example, Mediterranean kitchens are always warm-toned. If you’re looking at a beach-inspired kitchen, you’ll use cool tones. Some styles work best when mixing both warm and cool tones, like a farmhouse kitchen remodel.
Bold, Neutral or Traditional?
Not only will you want to settle on warm or cool tones, you’ll need to decide where in the color palette you want to be. Bold colors are often used in modern, contemporary and industrial kitchen remodeling. If you think you may sell your home in the near future, you may want to go with neutral or traditional hues within those warm and cool tones as that will make the kitchen more appealing to a larger percentage of homebuyers.
Because your cabinets are a big element of your kitchen remodel, you may wonder whether natural wood is considered warm- or cool-toned. That depends very much on the type of wood. Cherry and oak cabinets are warm-toned. Pine, maple and ash are cool-toned. If you want your cabinets to have a natural finish and be a neutral element in your kitchen, consider walnut. Of course, many cabinet manufacturers offer stained cabinets in countless warm, cool and neutral finishes that can change the tone of any wood.
Work With the Pros at G.M. Roth
One last bit of advice: don’t use warm or cool tones exclusively in any room. If the room’s colors are overall cool-toned, have a few warm-toned décor items. It creates balance and contrast which will pull the space together, whether it’s your kitchen or another room in your home. The experienced designers at G.M. Roth Design Remodeling will help you choose the right color palette based on your style and preferences. If you’re ready to get started with a kitchen remodel, call us today at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form. We offer free initial consultations throughout the great Nashua, NH, area, north to Bedford and south into the northern Boston suburbs.