How to Use Dark Colors in a Small Kitchen

 In blog, Kitchen

When you’re doing a kitchen remodel, you have to think about your color palette. When you have a smaller kitchen, choosing the right color palette is even more important. Colors can make a room feel bigger than it really is, and it can also make a room feel smaller. It’s a well known design secret that dark colors can make a room feel smaller, but there are actually a few ways to use dark colors effectively in a small kitchen to create visual interest in your space.

Combine With Natural Light

One sure-fire way to make your kitchen feel a little bit bigger is to introduce natural lighting. That can be through adding or expanding a window or even putting in a skylight. Natural light will offset any dark colors that can make a space feel a little smaller.

A Dark Island

One way to can use dark colors without closing your space too much is to use it as part of the island. Having a dark color in the middle of the room gives the illusion that the island fades into the rest of the kitchen. A lighter color on an island could make it feel more obvious that there isn’t a lot of space.

Glass Cabinets

Glass Cabinets

Feel free to use dark cabinet colors, but if you do, you can make your kitchen feel bigger with glass inserts on the cabinet doors. Glass makes a space feel bigger, especially since the eye can see to the back of the cabinets.

Open Shelving

Another way to trick the eye and get away with dark colors is to use them on open shelving. Open shelves look minimalistic and are surrounded by a lot of wall space. When that wall color is lighter, the dark shelves will simply pop and you can focus on what you want to put on the shelves, like cookware or books.

Contact Niron Depot to speak to a Colorado kitchen design expert. Work with our team members to design the perfect kitchen for your family and personality. We can help you make the most out of your small kitchen.