By Samantha Grose, JP&CO: A residential construction firm delivering a personalized home through a truly enjoyable process, done at a remarkable pace.
Sometimes all it takes is a small change to add a little cheer to your favorite room, and your routine. I figured we could all use a few easy, quick, and inexpensive ideas for adding a little happiness to one of the most popular rooms, the kitchen. And what’s the best way to add a little surprise and cheer? Small, unexpected bursts of color, of course!
When deciding exactly which color additions are right for your home, take a moment to size up your space and determine whether you’d like to work with a single color or a more complicated color scheme, and whether or not your selections will be competing with one another. The ideas I’m sharing below help you to add color in baby steps and avoid going overboard.
As I’ve often reminded my readers, a super easy and inexpensive way to revamp your kitchen is to trade in those old, worn cabinet knobs for something more modern. Investing in accessories with a little visual impact may be the perfect way to add color, such as the playful red crosses on the white cabinets pictured below.
Pair bright utensils with a neutral ceramic, stone, or metal utensil holder and display the color and contrast created on your countertop. Think of the final visual effect as a modern kitchen bouquet.
Switch our your boring old white dish towels for brighter varieties that help make the drying process well, a little less dry. You may just find that a robin’s egg blue dish towel makes doing dishes more enjoyable and adds a little life to your stove front.
Now, I’m not necessarily suggesting that you switch out all of your dishware for brighter options, but strategically replacing your cereal bowls or coffee cups can really add a pop (and I’m not talking caffeine!) to your morning routine.
Invest in a statement piece such as a bright green decorative bowl, pitcher, or vase to add to your kitchen’s visual impact.
Who said shelves were just for holding things? Perhaps it’s not what’s on the shelf, but the shelf itself that’s the surprise showstopper. To add a small and subtle, yet effective, bit of color, consider painting your shelves. Notice how the lavender shelves in the kitchen below add to kitchen’s color scheme.
Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for JP&CO.