Nothing dates a kitchen quicker than old colours and patterns splashed across the kitchen tiles. Old looking cabinetry and outdated countertops can make your kitchen look like it is caught in the past. That doesn’t mean you need an entire kitchen renovation though. With some simple changes to the colours and patterns in the kitchen, you can bring it all up to date and make it look fresh and new.
One of the areas that typically needs attention to change the feel and age of it, is the kitchen tiles. Does your floor still scream of the 1970’s? Changing out the old patterns for newer ones can change the entire feel of the room.
How do you pick to ensure that in 5 years you are not needing to redo it all over again to bring it up to date?
- Look for neutral tones. Nothing dates something faster than utilising bright and current colours or high energy
patterns. Neutral colours are something that is time tested and doesn’t go out of style in the same way that era specific ones will. This goes for everything from the cabinet doors to the kitchen tiles.
- Consider the size of your space. If it is a smaller space you need lighter, like a splash back, select brighter colours and tones. Dark
colours can make a small space seem even smaller. If on the other hand, you have a very wide open kitchen, going with darker tones can give your kitchen a smaller more intimate feel.
- Understand how your kitchen is utilised. Some materials are better for high traffic areas than others, and this is important with things like your flooring. It might be great to have that tile that comes in your picture-perfect colours, but not if the material it is made of cannot hold up to the traffic demands of your home. This is where you need to remember that it’s not just about the colours and patterns, but also about the functionality of the space as well.
- Know your colour wheel. Utilising the colour wheel can help you ensure that the tones and shades in the room help it and don’t hinder it. You have two options here, although the latter one can date your kitchen quickly. By looking at the colour wheel, choose similar tones. They will compliment each other well and ensure a nice palette though out the kitchen. The second option is to utilise contrasting colours. That is colours that are directly across from one another on the colour wheel. This will give you highly contrasting colours, but can also date the kitchen. Although an extreme example, this is like having blue walls with an orange countertop… not your best choice of colours to keep your kitchen current.
No matter the colours and patterns you are looking for, or even if you are undecided, let our team at Wonderful Kitchens help you out. We can help you determine which colours will work best for your kitchen tiles, counters and beyond. Stop by one of our convenient Sydney locations today.