If you like the inside of your home to look put-together and beautiful, you might be keeping your eye out for tips from the experts. Discount Kitchens is here today with just such advice so that you too can know kitchen design like a professional. If you want to know how to make your kitchen color palette and style choices come together, keep reading.
Warm and Cold Tones
The first thing you need to know about how to match accents to your kitchen cabinets is whether or not you have warm or cold tones in your kitchen. Warm tones are things like reds, browns, and golds. Cold tones are things like blue, green, and silver. Making sure you keep your kitchen all one type of tone is important for the different elements to match properly.
Before anything else, you must consider your cabinet color. Having black cabinets versus wood grain cabinets makes a huge difference. Black is a neutral tone, so it can be paired with warm or cold. Wood grain, on the other hand, is a brown. Brown is a warm tone. While there are some exceptions, this means that brown cabinets will look best with warm-toned hardware.
The next thing to determine is what kind of hardware is best for your kitchen. If you already have hardware, this is a good time to decide whether you want to replace it or not. Now, if you have brown, wooden cabinets, you’ll want to look into warm tones for your hardware. You can also use neutral tones. White knobs can look great on wooden cabinets, depending on what kind of interior style you’re going for. It would look fairly mid-century modern.
If you have black cabinets, all options are on the table. Black or white knobs would look good if you’re planning on having a somewhat monochrome kitchen. However, if you intend to have a lot of color in your kitchen, you want to use the hardware as an opportunity to spread those tones to your cabinets. Golden knobs or handles will set the stage for a warm, rich tone. Silver will happily invite blues and other cold colors into your design.
It’s important to keep in mind that everyone has different styles when it comes to their interior. For some, matching tone is important. For others, going with the flow and seeing how they feel about each thing individually is more important. When you decide to update your kitchen, it’s important that you do what feels natural. This will almost always lead to an outcome you’re happy with. We’re here to help you make informed decisions, but the decision is yours to make, in the end.
Visit our website again when we post Get to Know Kitchen Design Like a Professional: Part 2. In our next installment, we’ll discuss introducing decor and considering kitchen remodels. If you have any questions in the meantime, our staff is more than happy to help. Just give us a call or visit us at our Toronto showroom and we’ll make you our top priority.