Creative ways to add Colour to your Kitchen

Choosing the colour scheme for your kitchen is one of the first steps in the design process. However, sometimes it can be difficult to know exactly how you can put these colours together. If you’re not sure where to begin, we have some creative ways to add colour to your kitchen. Before you jump in, however, it’s important to understand how colours work.

Understanding colour pairings

It’s important to begin by understanding how you should pair colours together. Have a look at different pairings to see what is complementary or contrasting. Though it is mostly subjective, there are things to think about when pairing colours together…

Complementary colours

Pick colours that seem like direct opposites to one another on the colour wheel if you’re looking for a vibrant contrast. It’s perfect for creating a space that will stand out but be careful no not go over the top.

Analogous colours

These are 3 colours that appear side by side on a 12-part colour wheel. People often choose this when creating a relaxing environment. However, while they may be harmonious, they may not contrast enough. You may want to consider choosing a dominant colour, a supporting colour, then an accent colour.

Triadic colours

Positioned 120 apart from one another, the triadic colour method is commonly used for vibrancy.

Ways to use colour

Now you have a good idea of how you can pair colours together, let’s discuss the ways in which you can bring colour into your kitchen.

Add colour to unexpected areas

If you really want to make a statement in your kitchen, think about adding colour to an area you may have not originally considered. This could be anything, from the backsplash to the ceiling. Find a spot where you feel the colour will stand out wonderfully.

Kitchen Rugs

Many homeowners are adding rugs to their kitchen to complement the flooring they choose. Though you may assume that rugs are no good for spills, there are plenty of indoor/outdoor area rugs that are durable and stylish. Find one that complements your colour scheme and see how it works in the room.


Who says your light fixtures have to come in a standard black or white? There are beautiful lighting fixtures available in numerous colours and styles that can tie any room together. All it takes is a bit of research and you will find plenty of lighting options that fit into the colour scheme of your kitchen.

Talk to the experts

Having a colour scheme in mind and knowing what you want to do with it are two different things. Luckily, this is what a professional kitchen designer is here for. At EBKB, we can help with all aspects of your new kitchen, from design and planning to installation. If you would like to learn more about the services we offer, get in touch.


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