6 Inspiring Ideas to Use Bright Colors in Your Kitchen

April 7, 2022

If you’re in the process of designing and building your custom home, you might be thinking about how to decorate. Kitchens can sometimes be a hard room to decorate and it can be hard to narrow down a plan. If you’re looking for something more impactful than the popular gray and white, neutral, etc. kitchen, here are a few inspiring ideas to use bright colors in your kitchen:

1. Paint a Single Wall

If painting all the walls a bright color is a bit too much for you, consider painting just one wall. With an accent wall, you can have a pop of color without overwhelming the room. Depending on your kitchen design layout, you could even use the bright accent wall to highlight a specific part of your kitchen.

Pick a wall that gets a lot of light for your accent wall so your space doesn’t get too dark. And if you decide you love the color so much, you can always paint more walls, decor, etc. later on! Just be sure to save the paint name so there are no color match issues in the future.

2. Pick Brightly Colored Appliances and Tools

Adding bright-colored appliances to your kitchen is a great way to introduce color! Appliances like stand mixers and hand mixers, blenders, microwaves, toasters, and food processors tend to be kitchen must-haves and also tend to come in an array of fun colors. Since these appliances sometimes are left out on counters, they add a nice pop of color to your kitchen!

3. Utilize Open Shelving

Another great way to add pops of bright colors in your kitchen is to use open shelving. Not only are open shelves one of the popular kitchen cabinet styles, but they’re also a fantastic option for organizing and displaying items.

You can display brightly colored dishes and appliances. Or, if you don’t have bright kitchen accessories, you can paint the shelving unit itself a bright color.

4. Choose Bright Cabinets

Picking colorful cabinets is a great way to bring color into your kitchen. Bright blues, earthy greens, and vibrant reds are all great colors for kitchens. Cabinets in these colors will make your kitchen stand out and make a statement.

You can even mix and match colors for a two-tone kitchen. Bright cabinets are a great option for highlighting upper or lower cabinets in a two-tone kitchen design. Plus, it’s a great way to add a pop of color and decorate with bold colors without going overboard

5. Add Bright-Colored Furniture

If you don’t want to commit to painting cabinets or walls, choosing bright furniture is an easy way to pull colors into your kitchen. Look for seating in bright colors or repurpose old chairs with new paint or upholstery. This way, you can add as much or as little color as you want!

6. Go With Bold Window Treatments and Decorations

One of the easiest ways to use bright colors in your kitchen is to pick colorful window treatments. This can dramatically change the look and feel of your kitchen, and they’re easy to change, which means you can experiment with bold colors, patterns, and styles to find what works best for you.

You can coordinate window treatments with other decor like vases or artwork, too. Either stick to the same color family, or branch out and pick complementary colors. Both options allow you to add fun pops of color to your kitchen and allow you to change up the vibe easily if you want to. You can even change your window treatments to match the season or for holidays.

These are just a few ideas for how to use bright colors in your kitchen. If you’re ready to start building your custom home, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090. We can help bring your dream home to life!

Check out this infographic by George Apap Painting for an overview of kitchen color theory and different ideas for various kitchen design elements.