Updating your kitchen décor can often seem like a time consuming, expensive process that many people like to put off and put to the bottom of the list of things to do. The beauty of interior design, however, is that even the simplest change can make a big difference to the overall look and feel of a room. One of the best and most cost-effective ways to add a splash of color to your décor is with paint (which is totally acceptable in NYC rentals, btw!), and these are the best places in the kitchen to work with.
The Window Area
In many homes, the window area is one of the largest focal points within the room, which can make it the perfect place to add a fresh touch of color to. There are a few different ways in which you can enhance your window and create a stunning feature that catches the eye. Firstly, the window frames could be painted in a fresh new color to make them stand out and add some more color to the area. Similarly, painting the window ledge can really help to make the area look stylish and flow with the rest of the kitchens décor. Complimented by the natural light, the newly painted areas will really add to your kitchens décor and give it a fresh look.
The Ceiling or Skirting
Two areas that take up a large percentage of the kitchen are the ceiling, and the skirting that runs around the whole room. The majority of home owners like to stick to a neutral color for their ceilings, often using white or cream, but if you really want to add a unique touch to your kitchen then you may want to experiment with a different color. Studies show that pastel shades have a positive effect on a room, making it feel warmer and more welcoming. With this in mind, you could look at introducing some light pastel shades to the ceiling to add something a little different to the décor. The same applies to your skirting, which will really help to give the room a new look and enhance its shape and size.
Cabinet Doors or Inserts
When you walk into a room, your eyes are instantly drawn to areas that are bold and bright, which is ideal when working with the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are a feature that have pride of place within the kitchen, making them perfect for adding a little color to and making them stand out in style. Painting the kitchen cabinet doors will help you to keep your kitchen looking fresh and new, without having to replace the units and spend lots of money. You can then add some brushed steel door handles to the cabinets to give them a high-quality finish. If you’re looking for a more low-key change, then why not add some color to the insides of the cabinets. Painting the cupboard inserts will bring the cupboards to life when opened, keeping the color choice discreet and hidden for the majority of the time, which will give it a really unique touch.
Utility Room Door
You quite often find that adding color to a door can really transform the overall look of a room. Whether you go for a bold focal point, or you decide to keep the colors neutral and blended in with the rest of the décor, adding color to your utility room door will add a touch of character to your kitchen. You find that making smaller changes like these can completely change the overall look of a room, which is ideal when you’re aiming to save some money whilst still add a bold touch to your interiors.
Have you painted your NYC kitchen? If so, what color(s) did you go for?
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