Top 5 Decor Tips While Redoing Kitchen
Modular Kitchen Colour Combination & Kitchen Trolley Design
Just bought a home and already wondering how to go about the kitchen design? Or thinking about remodeling your kitchen?
There are an overwhelming number of colours and designs to choose from, and this can be daunting. After investing a fortune on the kitchen design, you don’t want to feel stuck with outcomes that you don’t quite appreciate. We are here to make your life easier. Let’s share the five decor tips while redoing your kitchen that you can have in your pockets.
Here are the top five tips on modular kitchen colour combination, kitchen design and kitchen trolley design.
Understanding Colour Temperature
Before going into kitchen colour combinations, let’s understand colour temperature. Colours are classified as warm, cool and neutral. Warm colours include orange, red, yellow and combinations and variations of these colours. They make you think of warm things like heat and sunlight. Warm colours are stimulating, and they are associated with joy and playfulness.
Cool colours include blue, green, purple and similar colours and variations. They make you think of water, sky, ice and other cool things. Cool colours make you feel calm and relaxed.
White and gray are considered as neutral colours. You can choose a kitchen colour combination depending on the kind of effect and the mood you want in the kitchen.
Warm or Cool Colours for the Kitchen?
Since there is a lot of activity in the kitchen, accenting a wall with a warm colour like orange can motivate you to get into action. Alternatively, a bit of yellow or red in pots or other knick-knacks can be stimulating. All the same, avoid excessive warm colours in hot weather.
To help you feel relaxed, balance your warm colours with cool colours for the walls, wall paintings, and cabinetry.
Neutral colours are a great idea too. You can go with the 80/20 rule. Use 80% neutral colours and accentuate with 20% strong colours.
Look at the larger picture as to how the kitchen fares with the rest of the house. If you have an open kitchen, you will need to match the colours and style with that of the living space.
Consider the amount of natural light in the kitchen. If your kitchen is dark, then stay away from dark colours. If the kitchen is well lit, then you can use darker tones to make it look more sophisticated.
Also consider the size of the kitchen before choosing the kitchen colour combination. A smaller kitchen will look spacious with lighter colours. Likewise, dark colours can make large kitchens look compact and cozy.
General Rules for Kitchen Colour Combination
Choose neutral colours for the kitchen wall. You can accent one wall with a strong colour, if that complements the overall story. You can also use wall paper for one of the walls. Ultimately the wall colours should balance well with the colour of the flooring, backsplashes and cabinets.
Kitchen cabinets are the costliest part of your investment. Either keep the colour subtle, or just choose what appeals to you. Try to complement them with the colour of the walls, so they don’t don’t end up looking rebellious in contrast.
The kitchen countertop can be matched with the flooring.
The kitchen flooring may need to match the flooring of the rest of the house. But you can also match it with the rest of the colour scheme in the kitchen. Use subtler colours for the flooring than what you use for the cabinets. The idea is to have the cabinets pop out in comparison, and not let the flooring dominate.
You can experiment with the colours of the backsplash, as it is a relatively smaller investment, and it is easier to revamp it later on.
The overall colour scheme should also complement that of your appliances such as refrigerator, oven and dishwasher.
Use a single colour for hardware such as taps, cabinet handles and other fixtures.
Kitchen Trolley Design
Kitchen trolleys help you store in style. You can choose from a push cart type tolley, a shelving cart type or a kitchen island trolley.
Push cart trolleys are convenient to not only store food and cutlery, but also wheel around food to your guests.
Shelving cart trolleys can help you flaunt your collection of crockery and other pretty kitchen items.
A kitchen island trolley is a substitute for a kitchen island, in case you don’t want a hardcoded kitchen island, or if you don’t have space for one.
There are various materials and styles, and you can pick based on your budget and taste.
Vintage trolleys lend an old world charm.
Wooden trolleys add a rustic look.
Glass and metal trolleys look sleek and stylish.
Stainless steel trolleys look strong and elegant.
Plastic trolleys can look colourful and vibrant.
Kitchen Basket Trolleys
Apart from wheeled kitchen trolleys, basket trolleys help you keep kitchen cabinets organized. These are usually made of stainless steel, and there are various types of kitchen baskets for organizing various utensils.
Cutlery baskets – These are compartmentalised baskets that help you store spoons, forks, knives, spatulas.
Plain baskets – These do not have any compartments, and you can store large vessels in them.
Cup-n-Saucer baskets – These baskets have dividers and hooks to help you organize your cups and saucers.
Plate baskets – These baskets also have dividers to help you organize plates, trays and lids.
Kitchen Cabinet Channels
It is pertinent to note that the channels that lodge kitchen baskets are of two types - soft close and push-to-open.
Soft close channels just need a small push to make the drawers slide back smoothly without a banging noise.
Push-to-open channels work like soft close channels, but have a push button instead of handles, to let you slide out the drawers.