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Using Color in the Kitchen
Color makes a huge impact on the space it fills. The right shade or texture can make your kitchen look bigger, smaller or even cheerier. Knowing how your color choices will affect your design can help you develop a color scheme that improves your room's overall design. Depending on what you want to accomplish with your space, the colors you choose can help you achieve it.
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Color Effects
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…
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Color Schemes
There are many options for designing with color. There is not one way only. However, no matter the colors we choose, we must consider the following: Will the scheme be memorable? How will the palette meld with the building's architecture? What kind of emotions will the colors inspire? Will it…
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Texture Effects
Texture adds contrast and interest to your kitchen surfaces. Think of texture in both tactile and visual terms. The texture of some materials becomes apparent when you feel it. Others have strong patterns or designs that create visual interest. A good design will typically mix three to four textures in…
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Bright Colors
Because the cabinets typically represent your greatest expense and need to stand the longest test of time, you may be more comfortable choosing a style in a more neutral finish. Same goes for the countertops and flooring. But let yourself have some fun slapping the brighter, trendier shades on your…
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