Average kitchen remodels cost $22,000. Tired of looking at that twenty-year-old kitchen of yours?
It’s dated and old, time for a makeover. A full remodel can be expensive, so give your kitchen a fresh new look with a pop of color.
Keep Reading for the top kitchen color trends of 2018.
2018 Kitchen Color Trends
You don’t need to do a full kitchen remodel to give your kitchen an update. Choose a color trend below to kitchen your kitchen an update.
A fresh coat of paint or new metal fixtures will give your kitchen a fresh new look.
1. Shades of White
You cannot go wrong with white for your kitchen, a color trend that has remained popular in the long term. Try giving this trend a personal touch by picking a shade other than true white.
By choosing Shaker cabinets in white you’ll give your kitchen a clean and classic look. White is a great way to brighten up your kitchen without having a color be overwhelming.
If you plan on reselling your home, white will give your kitchen a neutral blank canvas appeal for potential buyers. Spice up your all-white kitchen with accents of vibrant colors to give your kitchen a modern twist on the traditional all-white.
2. Shades of Grey
With all the colors and bold metals you’ll see on this list, it should be no surprise a versatile neutral like grey has also made the list. Grey is easy to pair with bold colors.
Use contrasting shades of grey to pair with the bold colors, pastel, blues, concrete, and moss wall. A dark grey is a good contrast for pastels.
Pair light blues with dark greys, and dark blues with light greys. This gives your kitchen dimension and contrast.
Try pairing a pastel yellow wall with some dark grey cabinets. The pastel paint will lighten and brighten the dramatic look of the grey cabinets.
3. Shades of Blue
If your favorite color is blue, you are in luck. All shades of blue are in vogue for kitchens.
If you are brave enough to make your kitchen blue you have a lot of options. You could make every surface in your kitchen varying shades of blue.
You could pick a single shade and go monochrome. You could mix trends.
Choose a vibrant color like a bold yellow and pair it with a rich navy. Rich woods always look good with shades of blue.
4. Golden Neutrals
If you already have neutral wood in your kitchen an easy update is to add some gold. Gold has been popular in kitchen color trends for a while now.
People are pairing it with browns, tans, and woods. The wood and gold paired together will give your home a warm and inviting feel.
Your kitchen will look a bit bohemian or seventies with a mature refinement. If you already have wood and color in your kitchen it’s easy to add some gold.
Look for lighting fixtures with a brushed gold finish. Or you can change out your faucet. If your cabinets have handles you can replace them.
Be careful with shiny or polished gold, it could make your kitchen look dated in a bad way. Look at the style of the item, you want the item to have a sleek or clean look.
5. Delicate Pastels
If bold isn’t your personality, go for a pastel. Pastels are easy to pair with complimenting or contrasting finishes. Think a pale blue or pink next to greys or light wood.
Look for accent places to paint pastels. The ideal would be an accent wall or built-in shelving. You could go for a pastel statement piece like a fridge.
Avoid making everything in your kitchen a single pastel. You will end up with what looks like a baby’s room. Pastels are meant to soften other darker or harsher materials.
The industrial look has been popular for a while now and only continues to grow. Concrete effect finishes on doors will continue to grow in popularity into 2018.
Sure concrete isn’t exactly a color, but the greys of concrete and exposed metals are the lack of color. Look for heavy metals and open wire racks instead of enclosed cabinets.
Consider the look of a concrete counter, floor, or accent wall. Pair the concrete piece with warm colors and woods for a warmer feel.
7. Go Green
Going green doesn’t mean paint your kitchen green. Instead, build a living moss wall in your kitchen.
They have been growing in popularity and will be the “it” thing this year. It’s a great way to bring nature inside.
Just pick an accent wall and create your own living moss wall. They are low maintenance and help make the air in your home cleaner.
You can build the wall yourself or buy a premade one. Building one yourself will save you money and have more control over the look of the wall.
You don’t have to commit to an entire wall. You could choose to do a picture sized moss piece on a wall.
Word of caution, large moss walls can get quite heavy. Make sure you securely attach your moss to the wall in load-bearing beams.
8. Bold & Vibrant
Bold and vibrant colors will continue to be popular in kitchen color trends. You have two options.
Go for pops of color, or commit to a full-on single color to the max. Your kitchen should reflect your personality. Pick a vibrant and bright color.
The idea is to choose a light and bright color to bring life and energy to your kitchen. Red has always been a popular bold color.
Don’t be afraid to be unique and pick your own bold color. You could pick a vibrant yellow, orange, or even plum.
Bold colors work well with neutral appliances. So if your appliances are white, black or stainless steel, you are safe picking a bold color for the rest of your kitchen.
Time To Refresh Your Kitchen
All that’s left to do is pick one of the kitchen color trends that works best for your kitchen and get to work. You can fully commit to a color and paint your cabinets. Or you can incorporate touches of color.
You could even mix two or three of these trends. Either way, it will bring your kitchen into modern times.
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