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The right color for your kitchen

Updated on June 12, 2014

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.

What color is your kitchen?

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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

Green: Relaxing/Balance

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.


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      Kathy 11 years ago

      That's funny...I read that McDonald's uses red and Burger King orange because they subconsciously encourage people to eat more. Come to think of it, Subway is a bright yellow...