Selecting the Right Materials and Colour Scheme for Your New Kitchen: Ask Masterpiece Cabinetry How

16 December 2019

It takes a lot of research to find the perfect and right materials and colour schemes for your new kitchen project. Since the kitchen is one of the most important areas in a home, it is essential to know the difference between the options out there. Selecting the right materials can make a huge difference to the atmosphere of your kitchen space. They own a lot of visual real estate, and instantly set the tone for your overall design.

Cabinet Materials and Colours

There’s a reason that cabinets should be your first consideration when choosing the right materials and colour scheme for your kitchen. No matter what material and colour scheme you use, kitchen cabinets will still typically consume half your kitchen renovation budget because they take up approximately 40 percent of the visual space in your kitchen. So it would be a good idea to use your choice of kitchen cabinets as the foundation for future material and colour choices. Choose a colour, texture and material that fits your personality, budget and style of your home. Do not over think things just yet. Simply select cabinets that speak to you.

Appliance Materials and Colours

It’s completely possible that you may opt for built-in appliances. Built in goods will likely be tucked behind your choice of cabinetry. If you’ll go with freestanding appliance, you’ll have to consider how the appliance fronts match with the rest of your cabinets. Your cabinetry cannot be finalised until you know exactly which appliances you intend to purchase. When it comes to appliances, your fridge, dishwasher and sink will have the biggest impact on your kitchen colour scheme. You’ll want your appliances to look ‘part of the plan’. To do that, simply choose appliances that complement your cabinet colour scheme. Consider matching white goods with white or light grey cabinetry. Stainless Steel appliances go well with brown hues, vibrant colours and shades of grey. These things might seem obvious at first, but it’s something many people get wrong.

Select your Countertops

Your choice of kitchen countertops is an important decision for many reasons. Other than practical and budget considerations, countertops are often close to eye-level – occupying a significant portion of your visual space. If there’s no cohesion between the countertops and cabinets, the visual harmony in your kitchen will fall apart. When selecting countertops, you have to first eliminate any options that are outside of your budget. Then, consider the colour of your existing kitchen floor. Matching these two colours is a fool-proof way of ensuring good colour coordination. If you intend to upgrade or replace your floors, simply use a sample of your kitchen cabinets to guide you in selecting your countertops.

Consult Masterpiece Cabinetry for your kitchen renovation needs. We do not compromise on quality and all our projects are completed to the highest standards.

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