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Warm Color Palette
If you love lots of bright and bold colors but don't want your kitchen to appear as if a rainbow exploded inside of it, consider working with analogous colors: colors next to each other on the color wheel.
A simple way to think of this is warm versus cool colors. This kitchen features very bold splashes of warm oranges and red. The space feels exciting and energetic — great for entertaining.
Cool Color Palette
This kitchen also features bold analogous colors, but it's on the cool end of the color wheel with shades of green and blue. It has a sophisticated and serene feel.
Bold Wall With Neutral Accents
A great strategy for incorporating bold colors into your kitchen is to keep the expensive items — such as the countertops, cabinet fronts and flooring — neutral in color and save the bold colors for things that are easy and affordable to change out, like wall paint.
Splash of Green
An unexpected splash of color can be truly captivating. To prevent it from crossing the line to overwhelming, however, take a tip from this fresh and airy space by keeping all the other elements in the space neutral.
Example palette: Here's another example of a palette that features one bold color with supporting neutrals. Clockwise from top left (all from Dunn Edwards): Lemon Lime, Chive, Cascading White and Silver Lined.
Example palette: This potential palette features a luscious, saturated red and a rich chocolate brown. Clockwise from top left (all from Glidden): Candy Apple, Swiss Coffee, Bittersweet Chocolate and Soft Suede.
Splash of Yellow
This appealing, light-filled kitchen sports a band of color at the backsplash and via the dining chairs. This is a great option for someone who wants a very light, soothing and restrained palette but with a little twist.
Example palette: An example of a palette for a light and bright kitchen, with a kick of color. Clockwise from top left (all from Mythic Paint): Sunny Side Up, Helios, Silken Sand and Slip of Silver.