Choosing the color of the walls in the kitchen according to the expert’s advice (+42 photos)
How to choose the color of the walls in the kitchen? The question is ambiguous - you need to understand and understand how to combine colors, so that time spent in the kitchen brings joy and pleasure.
We will deal with the combination of colors in the interior so that in the course of the plan it is possible to mentally or on paper to throw variants. The table below shows combinations of additional shades adjacent to the main one.
|Main color||Harmonious shades|
|WHITE||blue, red, black|
|BEIGE||blue, brown, white|
|GRAY||dark pink, purple, bright blue, red|
|PINK||white, olive, gray, turquoise|
|RED||yellow, white, blue, green, gray, black|
|BROWN||bright blue, cream, beige, green, pink|
|ORANGE||blue, blue, purple, purple|
|YELLOW||blue, purple, blue, black, gray|
|GREEN||golden brown, yellow, black, beige|
|BLUE||red, white, blue, orange, pink, yellow|
|BLUE||purple, yellow, orange, red, green|
|THE BLACK||yellow, red, purple, orange, pink, white|
In fact, you can paint as well as professionals. There is one cunning, which at times simplifies the ideological confusion, what color to paint the walls.
In the twentieth century, Ethan Johannesem invented a color wheel that allows you to determine in several ways the correctness of the choice of color combination.
The color triangle in the middle contains the three main colors from which all others originate. Its gamma is completely compatible with each other. One of the shades of the triangle can be chosen as the dominant one in the multicolor interior design, and you will never go wrong.
Basic methods of combining
When the kitchen is done in one tone, then everything is simple. According to the rule of the circle of Itten, we choose 2 - 4 adjacent colors and tint them, adding white or black for a variety of scale. The only restriction - in the interior you can not use less than 3 shades, so that the kitchen is not boring.
The color solution of the walls automatically takes the dominant position, so it is better to paint them in a monochrome, but lighter than the floor, to land the situation.
In a multicolor interior on the contrary, you can not use more than 5-6 shades to not break the integrity of the interior, otherwise the kitchen will cause a sense of lostness and colorful colors. As to finding the right color, then there are a lot of them, but it is better to stick to the classics. Choose three of the simplest, but from this no less popular.
At first sight color spectrum inspires doubts, but the second main task is to intelligently distribute the color in space. The main color of the walls can be shaded or highlighted regardless of the percentage. You can paint adjacent walls in different colors, visually dividing the room.
Dilute with another shade possible, but the additional color should be up to 30% of the total mass.
That is, if we have 70 ml of base color, then we can add up to 30 ml of another color to the desired shade. The color of the diluent should correspond to the scale obtained from the Itten circle.
Features of the geo-location of the kitchen
In terms of the geo-location of the kitchen in the apartment, it can be warm or cold, light or dark. This is a very important factor that affects the atmosphere of the room and the gamut of color. In the south, high air temperature and high illumination design premises in cold colors with the use of glass coatings, or in contrast warm - cold, the decoration of the walls at the same time is given mainly to cool colors. At the same time in a shaded apartment you can experiment with warm gentle shades, adding burning contrasts.
In the north, a warm interior is more preferable. In particular, the wooden coating. Be sure to have light walls and a lot of lighting, because the sun these areas are deprived.
If the room under the kitchen is large and allows you to make the walls in dark tones, you still need to include a warm color in the contrast so that the situation is not too gloomy. Uneven walls in the apartment are hidden under a monophonic surface.
Associative properties of color
Orange, grapefruit, peach colors are associated in a person with a warm sun, coziness, raises appetite, increases the amount of the hormone of happiness. This is the most suitable for the kitchen combination. It is not necessary to do everything in one gamut, it is enough to decorate the apron, or the outline of the kitchen facade, in one color.
In this three, also include deep blue shades, they soothe and promote the assimilation of food. But the red color should not be carried away because of its aggressiveness, in order to avoid conflicts in the kitchen.
Gray color is very rarely used in the kitchen interior, it is associated with longing and brings sadness. But do not be so afraid of it.
For example, if you use a warm wood (kitchen table, floor or some large wall elements) and sunny furniture shades (yellow, peach or lemon in combination with white), you can let gray combinations on the walls and metal trim of the kitchen façade. So the color will be diluted and presented in an absolutely harmonious interior.
Color room can not only improve, but also spoil. Therefore, there are strict rules that must be adhered to, to paint the walls correctly not only in the kitchen, but in the entire apartment.
- in a room with a low ceiling, it is necessary to choose the vertical elements of the decoration of the walls, the ceiling of a necessarily light scale;
- with high ceilings horizontal strips are harmonized, the decoration of walls with large patterns;
- The small area is enlarged due to light tones and small drawings;
- a large area is reduced due to the use of large patterns and dark tones;
- Do not use irritating colors for you;
- the lower facade of the kitchen is always darker than the upper;
- furniture is darker than the walls and lighter than the floor;
- if desired, the division of the kitchen into functional areas by color;
- for practicality, use darker combinations in places with a high probability of contamination;
- Diagonal bands create movement and dynamism;
- if the tone does not fit, sometimes it's better to paint the wallpaper yourself, especially vinyl wallpaper for everyone to do so.
Nature never makes mistakes in the selection of color, so if you like something from the animal or plant world, you can safely choose this scale, it will be known to be correct, given the lighting and the location of the sun, of course.