For kitchens (and dining rooms as well), a good place to start looking is to your favorite foods. Colors that are in food are more appetizing and can enhance the look of what you are cooking. Reds from Italian sauces, oranges from fruits and greens from your summer vegetables have been used for kitchen colors for generations. Designer schools teach color schemes in the initial coursework – one of the schemes that work is analogous color schemes. Analogous color schemes create a feeling of comfort and calm which makes them great for kitchens. Colors that are next to each other on the color wheel are analogous; for example, if you select a banana yellow paint color other colors that would coordinate are yellow-greens and yellow oranges. Therefore, a granite countertop you select from Best Buy Flooring might be in the yellow-orange range, maples for the cabinetry and the accessories you add might be more in the yellow green.
Start with colors you love to make the kitchen reflect you! After that use the color wheel to select the color scheme that will work and be timeless. We have focused on an analogous color scheme this month because of their comfort but other color combinations work as well; stay tuned to our Best Buy Flooring and Countertops blog each month.