Kitchen / October 26, 2018 / Lena Tomlin.
Blue is a color that evokes feelings of freshness, relaxation, and coolness as well as evoking feelings of reassurance in some people. Light blue gives a room an airy and open feel while dark blue is the color that often represents strength, wealth and respect. While blue may be the right color for other rooms, it is not advisable to use it in your kitchen. Very little blue food is found in nature and the tendency to avoid associating blue things while eating, blue will cause people to feel less hungry. Therefore it is not a good idea to use blue as the primary color in a kitchen.
Purple will have a significant effect as an accent color. However, it is rarely used as the primary color in a room. It is a great color in it's deepest hues while it's lighter tones are often refreshing and floral.
Green is a pacifying color that often represents status and wealth in it's deeper hues while it's lighter hues represent growth. Often associated with nature, this color often evokes feelings of reassurance.
Earth tones are colors that consist of mostly tans and browns. They are considered the best colors for a kitchen since they create a sense of closeness and grounding. These colors also evoke feelings of belonging and ease as well as having the ability to hide food stains because they match the color of most foods.
Depending on what colors it is combined with, white is often refreshing, airy and sterile. It also makes smaller rooms feel more substantial and more spacious. White is too tight to clean, and food stains are very difficult if not impossible to hide.
Black is generally not the right color for a kitchen because the color absorbs and radiates heat and it also makes spaces appear smaller. Black accents work very well with large amounts of a brighter color in a kitchen.
While cultures vary in their perception of different colors, individuals also perceive colors differently as well. Some colors promote warm and happy memories to some while encouraging bad memories or a genuine dislike of the color with other people. It is essential that you make your own color choices when painting your kitchen.