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Published on February 15th, 2017 | by Guest

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Using Color to Make a Small Kitchen Look Larger

Today’s guest post comes from Sebring Services, a home design and renovation company based in Naperville, IL. They have a few tips on how to use color to make your kitchen feel a lot less stuffy and cramped during your kitchen remodeling project.

A small kitchen is no source of joy. You feel boxed in as you cook, you keep hitting your shins on stuff and it always feels dark and gloomy. There are several things you can do to make the kitchen look and feel bigger. Today, we are going to talk about using color to create the perception of more space.

Color is one of the most important things when it comes to home decoration. How you use it not only determines the aesthetics of a space, it can create certain perceptions. Color can make a room feel smaller or larger. It can make your living room look modern or vintage. It can even make your home look more luxurious and expensive (an idea for those thinking of selling).

Go Neutral

Neutral colors – grays, beige, white etc. – have a way of expanding a space beyond its physical walls. By reflecting more light, they can make your kitchen look bigger, brighter, more vibrant and more airy. Opt for a primary neutral color for your kitchen and then balance it out with less-dominant darker shades on the cabinets or countertop. Make sure to let in as much natural light as you possibly can to take advantage of the brighter colors.

It is not just the color of your walls and wall cabinets; consider getting neutral-colored appliances and fixtures as well. A bright white fridge can make that kitchen corner seem not as cramped. An ash gray oven can take up space without making your kitchen look stuffy.

But do not be afraid to try out a few bright colors. They can help create a unique character into your kitchen. Too many neutral colors and your kitchen might feel just as dull as an all-dark kitchen. A bright green backsplash or a dark chocolate kitchen island can really help bring some warmth and style.

Use Glass

Glass is essentially colorless which makes it perfect for a small kitchen. One creative idea is using glass wall cabinets. You can opt to have the glass on the cabinet doors only, or go full out with all-glass cabinets. You can also use glass tiles on the backsplash. With their smoother surface, they will reflect more light, making the kitchen feel roomier.

Organize by Color

Organization is essential for small kitchens. Clutter can make it feel small and stuffy. As you organize your utensils and cutlery, try not to mix up all the colors together. Instead, arrange everything by color. This creates a more spacious feel and allows your special dishes to pop and actually contribute to the décor.

Renovating a kitchen is not a cheap affair and could take several months before you finally get your dream kitchen. By playing around with colors, you can create a kitchen that is just as stunning, see more ideas to make your kitchen look larger.

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