Summer is quickly approaching, which means it may be time to brighten your kitchen design. Kitchens can kill the mood if not designed well, which is why it’s important that you construct a kitchen that is enjoyable to be in, pleasing to the eye, and full of the features that will help you get the job done. The design of your kitchen shouldn’t be the reason why you don’t cook or spend time with friends and family. You should be able to enjoy the memories and moments that can be made in the kitchen. With just a few tools and the will to make a change, brightening your kitchen design can be the first step to enjoying great summer meals.
Here are a few simple projects that can help transform your dark kitchen into a bright and bold design.
Paint Your Walls A Lighter Color
If you have a small kitchen, lighter colors have been proven to give the illusion that the space is bigger than it actually is. In the design world, it’s well known that light colors make a room look bigger and brighter. The rest of your kitchen, including your cabinets and accents, will pop and create interest as you scan the white-walled room.
Brighten Your Cabinets
Say goodbye to the cherry wood stain and consider staining your cabinets a natural wood or painting a solid, light color. We suggest you even consider adding some bright tones to your cabinets or to the inner parts of open shelves. When sharp hues mix with white or neutral wall colors, a kitchen looks more spacious simply because it’s more interesting to the eye.
White hues alone can really energize your room. The color white doesn’t absorb a lot of light. Instead, this color will allow the reflection of light, causing the room to appear brighter. It will feel fresh and clean. If you have a small kitchen, neutral paint colors can be a lifesaver. You can also use different shades of white to get different effects and prevent the washed out look.
Metallic accents can be a great and easy project to install in your kitchen. These fixtures will help brighten up your kitchen design with just a simple installation. Since the metal is reflective, light will be able to bounce around the room creating more light. You can add metal finishes on appliances, pot racks, and accessories.
What’s the most obvious way to lighten up your kitchen design? Well, light of course. Lights can be added under cabinets for more functionality or added as recessed lights to help brighten the space at night. Mirrors can also help reflect light around the room, so consider placing one on a wall.
Improve Natural Lighting
Natural light is a great way to make your kitchen feel and look brighter. Help your kitchen with task lighting, accent lighting, and general ambient lighting. If possible, add a window or open up your blinds throughout the day. This will help you draw light into the kitchen, making it appear brighter and bigger.
Studies have shown that the kitchen is the most used room in a house. It acts as the central hub for eating, gathering, and many other daily activities. Whether you prefer bright and bold or dark and moody, your kitchen should be a reflection of you.
Woodmart’s design experts can help you design a kitchen where you feel comfortable making memories. From the initial consultation and design to installation and the final inspection, we’re with you every step of the way. Let us create a brighter future for your kitchen and family. Contact us today.