5 Ways to Add Color to Your Kitchen

Designed by: Sydney West Kitchen | Countertop: Calacatta Nuvo

White kitchens have been on trend for a few years now. As much as I love the look of a clean, white kitchen, I also love the look of bold colors in the kitchen. It’s asking a lot to constantly update your kitchen cabinets and countertops, so that’s not really an option. The best alternative is to add color through accessories and decor pieces! In fact, layering color on white and black is both stylish and classic. Here I have 5 simple tips for you to add color to your kitchen.

Designed by: Obelisk Home Interior Design 

1. If you have open shelving, fill it with colorful ceramics and dishware (seen above). You can either stick to a specific color scheme for a sophisticated look or you can add lots of colors for a more playful look. One idea is to create a color scheme using 3-4 complimenting colors. After you’ve chosen your color palate, visit a local antique store and shop for ceramics and pottery in those colors. It’s amazing what you can find!

Designed by: Rosemount Kitchens | Countertop: Pure White 

2. Displaying fruit and veggies on your counters in large baskets can immediately add a nice, organic variety of color. I love displaying lemons for a pop of yellow or avocados for a deep green hue.

Designed by: Active Kitchens & Joinery | Countertop: Oyster

3. If you have a bar or an island, choose colorful stools or chairs to add a lovely pop of color. Go bright if you’re brave or opt for softer tones for more of an on-trend look. These teal chairs look amazing next to that natural wood and the dark cabinets. You could also mix and match colors for even more personality.

Designed by: ZeroEnergy | Photographed by: Eric Roth | Countertop: Mocha

4. If you want to add a more permanent dose of color, paint your backsplash. You can even paint tile. You just need to prime and use a paint that is made for that material. Use an unexpected color or you could even paint a fun pattern!

Designed by: Shirley Parks Design | Countertop: Pebble

5. Another quick and simple idea is to use colorful art. I love the look of art in the kitchen. You spend so much time in the kitchen, so why not add some interesting texture with an artistic piece? A great place to look for art is thrift shops, consignment shops, and antique stores. Bold botanicals can look striking in a kitchen!

For more colorful interior design ideas: Bringing Pink Into Your Home |  Using Art in Kitchens & Baths

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Kirsten Grove
Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.