The kitchen is the heart and the home, and an expression of who we are as makers. A reflection of you and your passions. Explore this list of colorful kitchen decor ideas and organization tips to find looks that fit your personality.
1. GET INSPIRED BY COLORFUL KITCHEN THEMES
Your kitchen says a lot about you. Express your love of making and time in with your kitchen through colorful kitchen themes. Thematically color coordinated kitchens can tie in all that we love in a way that is both expressive and meaningful. From fun and fresh to bold and bright, color has a way of elevating a room by pulling in other elements in a cohesive way.
Pull in the laid back, relaxed and slightly unconventional vibe of the Bohemian lifestyle to today’s kitchen with a play on neutrals and metallics. Soften the look of stainless appliances with the warmer, neutral color palette of beige, brown, tan, cream and soft naturals. For texture, think about décor like hanging woven baskets for lighting, oriental rugs, greenery from an herb garden or natural wood countertops. This urban bohemian look creates a homey, softer feel in a traditional kitchen with its warm tones and natural elements. Read more about the KitchenAid Color of the Year and how powerful a simple pop of color can be in fueling imagination and creativity in the kitchen.
The farmhouse trend has been around for a few years. This classic, homestyle homestead look exudes tradition and warmth with bright whites, ivories, creams and browns mixed with antiqued décor and natural touches like fresh flowers and indoor greenery wreaths. To add in more color, consider going a little funky with the farmhouse theme by adding in sultry hues of matcha or emerald as a play on the natural greens of traditional farmhouse. It’s also a great theme for breaking up stark white kitchens. Instead of stainless-steel appliances and hardware, try copper, gold or brass that pair well with natural elements. This modern kitchen décor keeps one foot in tradition while allowing for some fun experimentation with darker tones and a variety of textures that can even include crushed velvet upholstery or dark leather bar stools.
Color has been at the heart of the KitchenAid brand since 1955. Each year, KitchenAid launches their Color of the Year as a way to inspire creativity in the kitchen. Find inspiration in our annual celebration of the power of color and browse colorful, customizable kitchen tools.
2. FIND MAJOR APPLIANCES TO MATCH YOUR COLORFUL KITCHEN IDEAS
Major appliances are the magic makers. Those can’t-live-without tools that are a must in any creator’s kitchen. Finding major kitchen appliances to match your personal style is another way to amp up your colorful kitchen ideas in a major way. KitchenAid® Commercial-Style Ranges come in an array of colors to suit almost any kitchen and let you create a cooking space with custom colors that embody your personality.
EYE-CATCHING OVEN RANGES
Express yourself through colorful Commercial Inspired Ranges that come in nine curated colors by KitchenAid. Go beyond conventional stainless or black with a truly eye-catching pop of color like the Avocado Cream Range by KitchenAid, which brings in the earthy vibes of current kitchen interior design trends. Using a cool, attractive hue like this light green makes for a delightful complement to a number of themes, kitchen décor and color palettes. It also creates a fresh, timeless look.
3. USE COLORFUL KITCHEN COUNTERTOP APPLIANCES TO ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR
From your stand mixer to your blender, food processor to coffee maker, these are the little kitchen wonders that fuel your creativity and make your creations a possibility. Countertop appliances can add subtle color, especially in small kitchens or spaces that can’t be renovated, such as apartments. Using colorful kitchen appliances is a simple and resourceful way to change up your kitchen décor without making major changes. Add a touch of color with KitchenAid® Stand Mixers, blenders and other countertop appliances.
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HUES OF HONEY IN UNEXPECTED PLACES
Using functional tools to express your personal style makes for a great way to add a splash of color, but colorful kitchen appliances can actually be a unique little way to bring color into your kitchen. To take advantage of this small but impactful design idea, check out the new 2021 Color of the Year, Honey, by KitchenAid. This hue exudes warmth and joy. It’s also adaptable and complements a wide range of color palettes and design ideas. Try the color in popular countertop appliances like blenders or food processors.
4. FIND FURNISHING FOR THE PERFECT FINISHING TOUCH
Color has the ability to emulate feeling. Create your own personal color oasis in your kitchen through small finishing touches like rugs, wall art, upholstery and window treatments. Décor and furnishings can add pops of color or work to expand on a theme in a way that further ties in kitchen interior design elements.
WAKE UP YOUR WINDOWS
Did you know that you can use your kitchen windows as a unique way to create a colorful kitchen? Some popular window treatment trends to consider are curtains, wood blinds, roman shades or shutters. These options come in a variety of colors, but also textures so you can experiment with different materials like bamboo, linen, faux wood, woven wood or canvas to tie in with the theme of your kitchen or as an accent to your kitchen’s overall color palette.
For example, working with neutral colors (think natural wood bamboo shades) allows for more intense shades of color in the overall kitchen while going bold with a patterned curtain can add statement making points of color in a relatively neutrally colored kitchen.
HOBBIES ON DISPLAY
Why not take what you love and incorporate it into the room where you love to be. Putting your hobbies on display can add personality and color to your kitchen décor. Do you paint or create art? Frame your favorites and proudly display the colorful creations in your kitchen. Are you into gardening? An indoor herb garden brings in bright hues of green. Cookbook collector? Find a fun way to organize the books to add color and interest. A few ideas: place the books spine side out on a floating shelf, stack them up on exposed shelving along with dishes and other kitchen items to break up the look of loaded shelves or create a set of shelves all their own.
5. EXPLORE OTHER INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS
You can also find colorful kitchen ideas in popular kitchen interior design trends. There are so many ways to pull color into a kitchen, and sometimes getting some inspiration from other interior design trends can help you visualize your ideal colorful kitchen. By rethinking traditional ways to set up, decorate or organize your kitchen, you might find new trends that may become your favorite way to enhance the look and functionality of your kitchen.
SPICED UP STORAGE
Adequate kitchen storage is a must. But did you know it can also be used as a design element to bring color to your kitchen? Exposed shelving is a popular kitchen interior design trend that acts as a blank canvas for color. Add colorful kitchen appliances, colorful dishware and even decorative items to make use of exposed shelving as a design element to your colorful kitchen.
Backsplashes add color, texture and personality to your kitchen. Why not make the kitchen backsplash a colorful work of art with an intriguing design or interesting placement? Go bold with backsplash colors, size and materials for an on-trend accompaniment to your colorful kitchen. Beyond color, you can also get creative with how much wall space you use for your backsplash. More homeowners are exploring backsplashes that cover larger areas which can help to pull even more color into your kitchen.
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