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Modern Kitchen Color Schemes For An Affordable ‘Renovation’

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Written by Shiyamala

Is your kitchen in need of a renovation? You don’t have to install an entirely new kitchen to get a new look. In fact, there several affordable changes you can make to make your kitchen feel modern and chic. You can create an entire new look with some clever changes that don’t take a lot of time or cost an arm and a leg.

Change Your Cabinet Hardware

It may seem insignificant, but changing your cabinet and drawer hardware can change the entire feel and aesthetic of your kitchen. Polished brass or brushed gold cabinet and drawer hardware can add a classy and minimalist look to a white or gray kitchen. It’s amazing how such a small detail can transform the look and feel of an entire room.

Paint Your Kitchen Island

If you have a kitchen island, it’s likely the focal point of your kitchen. You can change the entire color scheme of your kitchen by painting your island a color that stands out but also compliments your cabinets. If you have white or cream colored cabinets, you might want to go for a bright and bold color for your island. If you prefer to have a light and airy feel, a pale blue or a mossy green can add color while still retaining an airy aesthetic.

Paint Your Cabinets

Do you have old, outdated wood cabinets? Instead of replacing them, you can breathe new life into them with a coat of paint. Neutral colors like white and black always looks good but don’t hesitate to go for something bolder if you really want to add color to your kitchen. Choosing the right paint color for your kitchen may take some time but the result will be well worth your effort!

Paint A Bright Accent Wall

By painting a single accent wall in your kitchen, you can add a tremendous amount of color that brightens up the entire room. When it comes to choosing an accent wall paint color, go bold but don’t forget to consider your appliances. For instance, if you have a black stove and refrigerator on one wall, painting that wall a bright, contrasting lime green or electric blue can really add a pop of color to the room. The professionals at McCarthy Painting have used countless color combinations to create accent walls for their clients, “but the ones that really stand out are those that are bright and bold”.

Cover Your Countertops

Do you hate your old countertops? Replacing them is a huge undertaking but with some creativity, you can cover them and add to the aesthetic of your kitchen in the process. If you have laminate countertops you may be able to paint and seal them to completely change their look.

If you’re not able to paint your countertops, you can cover part them with a big, beautiful cutting board. Not only is this a functional addition to your counter but it can also draw the eye away from the countertops themselves.

Add Colorful Light Fixtures

When was the last time you replaced your kitchen light fixtures? You probably don’t think about them very often, but your lighting fixtures can transform the mood of your kitchen. If you mainly have neutral colors in your kitchen, adding just one or two bold lighting fixtures can make everything look more modern and inviting. This is also a great opportunity to add better lighting to a dim kitchen.

Updating your kitchen color palette doesn’t have to be time-intensive or expensive. With these simple tips, you can give your kitchen an entirely new look with just a few minor changes. How will you update your kitchen’s color scheme?


Greg Owens is the owner of McCarthy Painting, a painting and construction company that beautifies and protects homes and businesses in the San Francisco Bay area. His involvement in the EO Network since 2007 in a variety of roles that focus on mentorship has led to speaking engagements abroad and close to home. Greg has shared his expertise on mentoring best practices with businesses and business organizations all over the US as well as in Amsterdam, Dublin, Thailand, Colombia, Canada, and Greece.

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