The right color for your kitchen
Now that I'm getting close to graduating from college, I have to start thinking about my future home and all things related to it. Naturally I haven't starting considering rent and payments and utilities and little things like that: I've been focusing on decorating. Colors, styles, materials, all that.
I've always sort of hated the color of the kitchen at my parents' house. It's a bright yellow and every time we ate it was a little sickening. My mom always said that she liked earthy colors, but that yellow was not right.
It's important to find the right colour because paint's expensive! Here are some tips.
How to find the right color
Get an idea of the color you want.
Get fabric swatches or paper of the different colors of the rainbows. Tape the colors in a row on the same wall. Try all the different walls, not just one. Each area of your room will give the colors a different feel to the room.
Meanings of colors:
Red: Stimulating/Increases Appetite
Orange: Stimulating/Increases Appetite
Blue: Relaxing/Decreases Appetite
Indigo: Relaxing/Decreases Appetite
Violet: Balance/Relaxing/Decreases Appetite
The color should be relaxing because stimulating colors increase your appetite and you may get fat...
Narrow down what you want.
Search for a number of different hues in that color. Then tape them to the walls. Narrow down the choices and check them out throughout the day, when lights are different. Or find the little paint samplers and splash a bit on the wall.
- Kitchen Color Schemes - Choosing kitchen paint colors
Browse through kitchen color schemes and paint colors for your kitchen from the kitchen and bath experts at HGTV.com.
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