arm and cool color tones – designers are always mentioning these terms but what exactly do they mean by these categories and how can you use them in your kitchen design? Gaining an understanding will help you determine the colors for your décor.
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Warm Colors for Kitchen Design
What are Warm Colors? Warm colors consist of oranges, reds, yellows and combinations like maroon, burgundy, amber, coral, bronze…the list goes on and on. If you’ve browsed a paint company’s catalog you understand the seemingly endless stream of slightly altered colors. As the name suggests, these shades tend to produce feelings of sunlight and heat. They tend to create a pleasant and inviting environment, so warm colors commonly appear in bedrooms and bathrooms, however these heated hues in kitchen design can look fantastic when used properly.
Reds, yellows, oranges, and other warm colors tend to pull attention and come forward, or advance, as a focal design component, which is why they are often used to make larger rooms appear quainter. Approach your warm color tones with the understanding that they’ll be drawing the eyes of your guests and your own as well. Utilizing a warm color for the walls will set the tone for the rest of the room. Pairing a light orange or red with a granite countertop such as Colonial Gold, Atlantis, or Santa Cecilia will create a cohesive décor that is sure to make your kitchen more comfortable and amiable.
If you’d like to make a bold statement with your kitchen design, cranberry red walls are a great look. Utilize wood and bronze furniture or appliances to create a quaint and cozy mood.