Kitchen Decorating

20130215-164642.jpgThe kitchen is my favorite room. Maybe that’s because it’s the one room my husband doesn’t mind how I decorate, or it might be that it’s the room that I get to be the most creative in. It’s always fun to try new recipes, and sometimes they even become a family favorite!
I always wanted a yellow kitchen- it’s such a bright, sunny and inviting color! Somehow I ended up with a green kitchen instead, which is now my idea of a perfect kitchen color. It gives the room a fresh and natural feel, which is exactly what you want in your food.

Being that most of the walls are probably covered with cabinets, or blocked by the fridge and oven, I think it’s more important to focus your color choice on towels, cookware, baskets, tea kettles, flour and sugar jars, tablecloths, etc. and pick a neutral color for your wall paint. When decorating your kitchen, I think the best way to pick your color scheme is to think of two things:
1. Which color is most prominent in your current setup? If the majority of your cookware, dishes, towels, etc. are one color, then it’s probably a color you are already drawn to. Plus it’s a lot easier to decorate if you don’t have to buy a ton of new things.
2. If you are looking to start completely fresh then pick a color based on what you think the room should say. In my opinion, this is what some colors mean:
Yellow is sunny and inviting
Green is fresh and natural
Red is modern and efficient
Blue is relaxed and calming
White is clean and organized, but this color choice can seem dull for all your appliances, towels and cookware unless you have chosen colorful wall paint, countertops and cabinets
It’s important to pick a basic color. Unless you have an unlimited budget, it can be very hard to find everything in salmon, mint, periwinkle or another very specific color. Baby blue towels, a navy tea kettle and a royal blue skillet will be easier to find and much more pleasing for the eyes.

I would love to hear your ideas and see pictures of how you decorated your kitchen! Thank you for reading!


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