Our 5 Tips for Choosing the Right Kitchen and Bath Colors

December 10, 2015

When you're remodeling (or simply repainting) there are endless options when it comes to layout, style, and especially color. Some might choose neutral colors like whites, greys, and beiges while others choose colors that pop like jewel toned purples, turquoise, or bright yellow. Regardless of what you choose, here are our 5 tips for choosing paint color - and overall color scheme - in your kichen or bath.

1. To begin, you might base your color palette off of one specific item. For example, there might be a piece of stained glass or handmade tiles you're looking to incorporate into your space. Be sure to come up with coordinating paint colors, countertops, and flooring to go with it.

2. It sounds simple, but choose colors you love and that you respond to emotionally. Many people opt to choose colors outside their comfort zone (which is also great), but you like specific colors for a reason and it's often best to stick with them. Tip: Look in your closet and evaluate what color you have the most of, and go from there.

3. In the kitchen, we recommend choosing your countertop first, and then deciding on a backsplash. It's easier to choose the backsplash second because there is more flexibility in terms of color choices and design.  

4. When choosing countertops and cabinetry, the safest approach is to keep it neutral and versatile. These are both elements that can be difficult (and potentially expensive) to replace, and most people want them to sustain over time. 
 
5. You might decide to experiment and use brighter or more saturated paint colors. We love the idea of painting an accent wall in the kitchen, or painting the bathroom with a bright or dark color to add some drama. Even if you decide against a bright paint color, you can accessorize using color with artwork and appliances.
 
For more information on choosing color, see our guides to color: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Also, see our post about how to choose colors and know what they mean.
 
If you live in the Northern Virginia area and you’re interested in a free estimate, or would like to know how Lensis Builders, Inc. can make your home even better, give us a call at 703-367-8999 or fill out a short contact form. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next project, visit our Pinterest page. 
 
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