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Another way to anchor a large space is to create a central seating area. With it's fun, eye-catching chartreuse hue, this sectional not only provides comfortable seating, but makes a great focal point.
When choosing a main color, use a warm, happy hue on the walls. Using sunny yellow is a sure way to cozy up an open space. Notice where the secondary color — a complementary shade of blue — was used in the kitchen and on the accent fabrics and accessories.
Large, open kitchens can feel stark — especially if the cabinets are white. To remedy this, one trick is to use vivid accent colors. Red is great color to use in the kitchen. It's a lively, energetic color that will create an inviting space.
If you have an open kitchen and you prefer to stain your cabinets, go for a dark finish. Deeper stains provide a rich, elegant look that also help to make a cavernous kitchen feel more welcoming.