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Best and Worst Kitchen Color Schemes in 2021

Best and Worst Kitchen Color Schemes in 2021

Kitchen Color Schemes

The kitchen is one of the most frequented rooms in the house. And for that very reason, the least one can do is make it look appealing and enticing. The colors you choose to paint your rooms reflect your sense of style. Therefore you must pick out your kitchen color schemes accordingly.

Giving your kitchen a fresh new look with vivid colors and beautiful décor elevates the entire vibe of the house. People these days spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen to do different tasks, and it deserves to look its best. 

From classic blue and white to rustic vintage to light and airy, there are many color schemes that you can paint your kitchen and its cabinetry.

Here are a few kitchen color schemes that you must go with to make everyone visiting your house love what they look at and take inspiration from it!



A monochromatic color scheme gives the room a very ultra-modern and state of the art look. However, if this color scheme is what your heart is set at, be sure to vary the tones to avoid the kitchen from looking too gloomy and dark. 

Use color contrasts such as grey and white or black and white for your kitchen countertops, cabinets, and backsplashes. Remember to use soft lighting if you choose to go for darker colors for a room to set a soothing ambiance. 


Color Burst


Color Schemes for Kitchen
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This color scheme is for homeowners who wish to play around with bright, vivid colors in their kitchens. These color schemes are very enchanting. They do not even overpower the room or overwhelm the homeowner with their intensity. To give your kitchen the right burst of colors, go for shades such as yellow, orange, and green for the right accent and contrast. A white kitchen countertop and island help tone down the vibrancy in the room appropriately.


Watery Blues

An all-blue kitchen is a grand color scheme if you are looking for a vintage look for your kitchen. Pair up your blue flooring, kitchen cabinets, and island with wooden furniture, walls, and ceiling, and give it a countryside, rustic, vintage look. 

Different hues of blue perfectly complement the wood tones and give it a barn vibe. It is a great color scheme for homes far away from the city, which probably has a coastal view.


Pure Black


Black themed kitchen
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It is effortless to give either a traditional or a modern look to a pure black kitchen. It also depends on the accessories you add to it. For a classic, traditional, and royal look, paint your cabinets and all the walls in jet black color. And go for wooden kitchen flooring and gold plated fixtures. 

For a contemporary look, replace the gold plated fixtures with shiny steel fixtures. You can even swap the appearance of your kitchen from time to time!


Modern White Luxury

An all-white kitchen is a timeless beauty that never fades. This is a classic color scheme that will never go out of style and makes your kitchen look fresh, airy, and light. Open shelving, shiplap planked walls, and a touch of wooden tones here and there prevent the kitchen from looking dull and sterile. 

Marble countertops and backsplash, unadorned windows, and a farmhouse sink are the perfect components of a modern all-white kitchen.

We have decided on all the kitchen color schemes that will give your kitchen a stunning look. Now, let us talk about the color schemes that you must stay away from!


Off-white Tones


Off white kitchen paint
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It would be best if you stay away from off-white tones in your kitchen. Dull hues tend to appear as unappealing and bring the vibe of the kitchen down to a level where it starts to feel uninviting.

 If the room is not well lit, it can start to appear dingy and inhabitable too. Instead of going for an off-white shade, go for bright white or greige with cooler undertones for a more modern and bright look.  


Lime Green

Although green is a fantastic color for the interiors, there are certain shades of green that just do not cut it. Shades such as lime green are a big no-no for your kitchen. This electric, bright color can become too sharp for a place like your kitchen, and you may end up regretting it immediately. 

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If you wish to go for this hue, a darker shade of green such as forest green would be a much better option for your kitchen.



Some homeowners may have a wacky personal sense of style, but it would not be advisable to reflect it through their homes. Using colors such as Neon is like a fashion emergency in the interior design world. 

Neon colors are too loud and alarming and can be quite abrasive for a room. It is incredibly distracting and can become overbearing for you, as well as any guests who visit you.




Egg Shell Colored Kitchen
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Eggshell was the color of the past. It may have been an industry favorite many years ago, but it is simply dull and outdated in today’s time, and therefore is not recommended for your kitchen in this era. 

The designers today consider this color to be bland and lacking any personality. So if you wish to have neutral tones in your kitchen, go for shades such as whale gray and cool blue.


Basic Brown

A basic brown kitchen can be very unappetizing and create an incredibly gloomy atmosphere in the kitchen. The designers say that a basic brown shade is one of the worst shades one can use for their kitchens.

 But does that mean all hues of brown are forbidden? No. Light beige tones or a chocolate brown tone work great in your kitchen both as an accent wall color or as choices for painting your kitchen cabinets.