Tips for Incorporating Color & Texture Into Kitchen Surfaces
Discover easy ways to add visual interest through color, pattern, material and texture choices.
Mix Brights with Neutrals
You don’t have to "go big" with overwhelming uses of color, instead, simply bring an accent of a bright color into your kitchen. Experiment with your kitchen design ideas; use bright colors and graphic patterns on an island or work station, then turn to neutral tones for the rest of the countertops.
More and more homeowners are mixing and matching materials in their kitchens to save money or to create zones for various tasks. Pair a graphic patterned surface or a bright, solid color laminate with the clean lines of stainless steel, Formica® laminate that looks like wood, granite and other on-trend materials.
Formica® Laminate in 6613 White Ellipse
Pair with White
White kitchens may be all the rage, but that doesn't necessarily mean such kitchens are devoid of color. White and/or light wood provides a clean, neutral backdrop for a bright laminate countertop. Light gray is another on-trend choice, while black can make colors such as red really pop.
Formica® Laminate in 1913 Red Ellipse
Still not sure you want to commit to color in your surfacing choices? Add pops of color to an overall neutral kitchen by accessorizing in unexpected places, such as the interiors of open cabinets, wine cubbies and bookcases or the tops of shelves.
Formica® Laminate in 6616 Mint Dotscreen
Simplify Other Kitchen Elements
There is such a thing as too much visual interest. If you choose bright or patterned countertops, ensure you balance the look with clean cabinetry, backsplashes, accessories and appliances.