Are you planning to design or remodel your kitchen, and are thinking of using colored kitchen cabinets? It is very trendy these days to use colored cabinets in kitchen and bathroom spaces, and research shows that the kitchen color can even have beneficial effects on one’s mood, harmony and body functions. Our kitchen designers at Modiani Kitchens are happy to assist you with your kitchen color decision, and will provide you with some valuable inspiration for your new kitchen in NJ, NY or CT.

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Effects Of Colored Kitchen Cabinetry

Our kitchen showroom in Englewood, NJ has offered and designed colored cabinetry for over a decade. Many of our clients these days enjoy including one or more color spots in their kitchen design, especially when aiming for a modern or transitional kitchen design. While the majority of our clients tends to focus on their favorite color, we always want to ensure that the “side effects” of cabinetry color choices are also being kept in mind. For example, certain kitchen cabinet colors can stimulate hunger, while others can decrease it. Since the kitchen is such an important space, we need to give importance to its design including its cabinet color scheme. The overall design of the kitchen will largely dictate how your space is being used and how people as well as guests will feel when they are in the kitchen, both on a daily basis and when hosting a party. Our design team is happy to tell you more about the effects and implications of different kitchen cabinet colors during a complimentary kitchen design consultation at our showroom in NJ.

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Kitchen Color Palettes

In general, there are warm and cold kitchen cabinet colors. Warm color palettes, like different nuances of red through to yellow, with browns and tans included, are known to be stimulating colors when used in your kitchen space. You may want to incorporate these kitchen colors to give your mood a boost in the morning or to create an appetite when spending time in the kitchen. In contrast, cold color palettes, like variations of blue through to indigo with grays included, tend to create a calming effect. Using greens and violets for your custom kitchen cabinets will help to create balance as well as tranquility. Experts say that it is a good idea to strike a nice balance of stimulating and relaxing colors in your kitchen environment, thus allowing yourself to come down while remaining engaged.

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Impact of Kitchen Colors on Space

When considering what kitchen cabinet color will be best for your kitchen project, it is also important to consider the overall size and layout of your interior space. For example, dark colors tend to make a space feel smaller. Therefore, a small kitchen space would not benefit from dark colors but would only make the space feel smaller than it already is. Logically then, light colors will make a space feel more expansive, making lighter cabinet colors very suitable for small kitchen spaces. If you would like to make a large room feel smaller or vice versa, playing with light and dark tones may be a good idea. Alternatively, sticking to medium-range tones or neutral colors, like white kitchen cabinets, may be a safe bet. By bringing in your floor plan and ideally even pictures of your interior space to our kitchen showroom, our kitchen design team will be able to assist you in terms of which colors to choose for what design elements.

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Kitchen Colors Impacting Appetite & Mood

And last, but not least, if you want to create a kitchen space and design that increases appetite, make sure to embrace a warm color palette in your kitchen cabinets. Especially variations of red, orange and yellow are known to stimulate hunger. In contrast, a cold color scheme in your kitchen space, including variations of blues, violets and indigos, will usually decrease hunger, an effect especially desirable for overweight or obese chefs. The kitchen cabinet color green is somewhere in the middle and is known for instilling balance in humans, meaning it usually won’t have any impact on appetite at all. In the same way that colors can change the level of hunger, they can also affect people’s mood. Just to repeat, choose warm colors if you want to feel excited, happy and more energized and stick to cold color palettes if you prefer to feel more balanced, chilled and calm. Keep in mind that lighting will also be a factor in determining which color scheme works best for your new kitchen and mood, but rest assured that our kitchen designers will automatically suggest the best direct and indirect lighting solutions for your specific, individual kitchen design, layout and space.

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Colored Kitchen Cabinet Considerations

As with any addition to the kitchen space, the overall style of the kitchen must be considered when choosing a color for the kitchen cabinets. For traditional kitchens, choosing ultra-modern color schemes, such as stark grays and reds, may not be the best choice. Creating a harmonious kitchen is about discovering a cohesive theme in the design. Lastly, it is important to consider how long you plan on keeping your current home, and whether the color of your Cesar modern kitchen cabinets could affect the price of your home. If you choose something very specific that does not match the rest of the home, potential buyers may see the kitchen as something that they would have to replace in order to enjoy living in the home. This can be a major issue for potential buyers, so it should be considered when you are making your kitchen cabinet color decision.


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