Color Series: Incorporating Color into Your Kitchen Design

Any style of kitchen can benefit from a dose of color. Backsplashes, cabinets, and even appliances can become focal points with the tool of color.

The most important thing to focus on is contrast. Bright colors can be balanced out with larger amounts of neutral colors or lighter shades.


Photo by NVS Kitchen and Bath

Red is thought to increase appetite, so it’s great for kitchens.

Oranges and yellows are warm colors that energize a room.


Photo by Mark English Architects, AIA


Photo by J.A.S. Design-Build

Cooler colors such as blue and green provide a calmer environment, perfect for an inviting, casual atmosphere.


Photo by S2 Builders


Photo by Tobi Fairley Interior Design

Even uncommon colors such as purple can look great in a kitchen. This example was actually a cooking school, but you can see how the purple creates a sense of fun and inspiration – perfect for thinking up meal plans and recipes at home!


Photo by Momoko Morton

Cabinets aren’t the only colorful thing you can use to spruce up a kitchen. Colorful backsplashes, appliances or both can also contribute to the design.


Photo by WA Design Architects


Photo by Zinc Art + Interiors

For a big impact on a little budget, just swap out accessories with vibrant replacements!


Photo by Neiman Taber Architects


Photo by Hendricks Churchill

My name is Julia Ritzenthaler, Founder and President of Unique Vanities, started in 2005. I started this business as an extension of our residential remodeling business, which focused on the design and build of custom cabinetry and architectural trim. I also worked as a financial advisor for 10 years at Ameriprise Financial, helping clients make sound money decisions, including budgeting for home improvement expenses. This expertise led me to start Unique Vanities, which offers a handpicked selection of high quality bathroom vanities, sinks, mirrors and more. You can find me most days sitting in Starbucks, my second office, or in my car driving my daughter across Dallas to gymnastics training.

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