Colour is a design tool.

We tend to spend a lot of time in our kitchen, and there is no doubt that the colour of the kitchen influences our mood, emotions and even behaviour – whether consciously or subconsciously. While some people still prefer a neutral kitchen space, others experiment with different colours to boost their energy every time they cook or get together with family and friends there. Do you have a favorite colour?

Incredibly Colourful Kitchens

The key to creating your dream multi-coloured kitchen is a fine balance in colours and shades. Everything – from appliances and cabinetry to tiles and a countertop – needs to match. Start with the first colour you adore and then determine what other colours you need to match and achieve the look you desire.

Colour can express you as an individual, host and a creative cook quite uniquely. Every person has their own taste when it comes to interior design, so choose colours depending upon your style. However, remember that lighter shades make any space look bigger, so try to avoid dark shades in smaller kitchens. Another word of caution – try not to use a lot of blue in the kitchen as this is not a colour of appetite.

Classy Neutral-coloured Kitchens

Neutral colours such as beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white will always be classy and beautiful, but they may become too repetitive. However, kitchens in neutral tones allow for more options when it comes to matching.

A white kitchen creates a clean, crisp and fresh look – something that is quite essential in an area that can get a bit messy from time to time. Nothing looks better with stainless steel appliances than white cabinetry.

You can also match bright and neutral colors. Repetition in patterns makes your kitchen look integrated. Whether you choose colourful or neutral, SVEA Kitchens can help you find harmonious combinations and create a unique, inspirational look for your kitchen!

January 26, 2014.

Why are open concept kitchens so popular?

Functional Gathering Space

Combining kitchen, dining and living rooms transforms your home into a functional gathering place. An open concept kitchen gives you a breathing space and makes you feel connected to the rest of the family or guests while cooking. It is a perfect design for rest, work and play!

More Visual Space

The open concept layout creates more space. This can go a long way in smaller condos and townhouses and, in fact, is valuable in any home. Who doesn’t want to have more for less?

Value for Money

Because of their benefits and appealing looks, open concept kitchens will continue to be in demand. Home buyers tend to invest in places that are pleasing, functional, and save them money.

Various Shapes and Sizes

Open concept kitchens come in different shapes and sizes and can be customized to suit your unique taste.

One-Wall Open Kitchen
A single wall of kitchen cabinetry is perfect for an open floor plan. An island can hold additional storage and seating.