Picking just the right color scheme for your kitchen or bath renovation can be a daunting task, especially when you enter the process without a specific design theme in mind. At Tithof Tile & Marble, we’ve got designers eager to help, providing you with a variety of options to choose from and advice about material and color pairings. However, visualizing each piece of the room for the final product can quickly become confusing, even with professional assistance. So do your research and get a handle on the main focal points of your project for classic style.

When working in a space that gets a lot of wear, such as a kitchen, less is typically more. What’s most important is keeping your main color scheme an everyday color, like white (a kitchen color trend that’s sweeping the nation). When you start with a commonplace color, you’re able to build upon that with accent colors. It’s fun to mix-and-match pieces; but keeping your countertops and cabinets clean and straightforward allows you to change your room’s theme as many times as you’d like without breaking the bank on large-scale renovations.

Start with a palette

Begin with the basics: pick a dominant color that will course through your room with one or two accent colors. Warm, rich colors set a beautiful scene for accent colors to bring the entire look together. Accent colors tend to add a tasteful edge to a room. Classic color combinations typically use classic white cabinets, dark or patterned countertops and a nice, universal floor color.

Next comes the countertop

After your color palette choice, then comes the countertop fun! Choosing a countertop should come next in the process because it sets the tone for the rest of your space. Depending on the material, the countertop can vary in its individual color and style. Having said that, countertop materials vary not only in color but also in patters. Granite, for example, can be busy, which means it is easier to match your cabinets and floors to the countertops, rather than the other way around.

Finish with accents

Now for the fun part. Accenting is easy – and should be your last step. Accenting can be done with kitchen or bathroom cabinets, and appliances or hardware. Dark countertops pair well with light cabinetry; or pull a color from your granite pattern and apply it to your cabinets. Bold colors work great for walls, small decorative accessories. Metallic colors can be used to highlight and brighten your space as well. You can get this look with chrome finishes on fixtures and appliances, brass knobs and accessories or picking a countertop or floor that already has gold or silver accents in it.