White kitchens are the longstanding, traditional choice for homes in the U.S., but the shifting trend that the pros at Jacobsen Brothers Painting are seeing over the past six to eight years in Boulder, CO, is the use of a dramatic color, or hero color, for the cabinets. The leading colors being chosen are blue or green, or a combination of blue-green.
Blues and greens have skyrocketed in popularity and are promising to be lasting in their appeal. Before you rule it out, consider how vast this category can be. It includes everything from midnight blue to seafoam green. Darks, brights and pastels are in the range of possibilities that we can show you. You can easily achieve a sophisticated look, a heritage look, a breezy look, a seaside look or a neo-modern look with your choice of blue or green.
The most common ways we are seeing the drama of blue or green on parade is on cabinets. Sometimes, if a brighter area is desired, only the base cabinets or the kitchen island and the upper cabinets are in blue. The rest is typically done in white. This keeps the impact of the color while making use of the light playing off the white.
Finding the Perfect Pairing with Your Hero Color:
Once you’ve found the blue or green of your dreams, you’ll want to pair it with the perfect white. White backsplashes of a raised tile or a skillful painting technique can subtly introduce texture to add interest to the otherwise plain scape. White ceilings and floors are also perfect accompaniments to balance out your accent color. While white is the #1 choice to pair with a dramatic blue or green, you could still choose to stray into a wispy gray if you want to bring the mood down a notch or two.
Your blue cabinets and white walls practically beg to be matched with stainless steel fixtures. This is the most popular look in kitchens today and holds the gold medal for appeal. Consider stainless steel appliances, hardware or silver light fixtures.
Warm up a white, blue or green, and stainless steel impact with some beautiful brass fixtures. Pendant lights are a perfect way to add the hardy warmth that brass readily gives. In addition to a warm appeal, brass offers a feeling of timelessness to a space.
Feel like adding some substance to your kitchen? Wrought iron light fixtures and stools are an easy way to introduce a more masculine feel to pair with the strong lines of sturdy cabinetry painted in a deep blue.
Don’t forget the power of nature in your beautiful kitchen. Honeyed wood of all kinds will melt next to a blue or green cabinet to add the finishing touch that you didn’t know you needed. Try it as a countertop, kitchen island, stools, feature cabinet, trim or flooring. Wherever you use it, natural wood will draw interest and complement the white and blue perfectly.
When you finally have the perfect blue or green on the cabinets and the perfect white to complement it, you may find the design a little flat. What you need is a splash of an eye-catching pattern. Whether you like Aztec, geometric, floral or abstract, there’s something perfect out there that will pair with your hero color. Some have chosen to make the vertical wall space under the cabinets, or just the backsplash, a mosaic pattern. Others have used a trace of a pattern on the floor to complement but not overpower. Still others have used an unusual countertop as the focal point.
How Jacobsen Brothers Can Help
Not sure what blue or green you love enough to make the hero color in your kitchen? Let us help with that. We can explore colors together until you find the one that’s perfect for your cabinets. Then, our expert painters will apply the layers and will finish the job with flair. When we’re done, you’ll have an amazing, appealing new kitchen to enjoy.
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Ready to give your kitchen a much-needed facelift? Call us at (303) 449-3239 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your free consultation to discuss your favorite blue, green, white or gray combinations and how they will play in the natural light of your kitchen.