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How to re-invent the decoration of your kitchen

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 10/23/2010 | Architecture and Interior Design

Most times we underestimate the value just the right color can give to your kitchen. When we think of kitchens we usually think of the workspace, sinks, and ovens and so on, but we do not associate our kitchens to a particular color scheme. Color will really make an impact on the way you feel in your kitchen and how well you relate to this area. Kitchens are probably the most important rooms in a house, so the decoration is fundamental.


Try combining the colors and accessories harmoniously to make the most of patterns and color schemes in order to make the kitchen your haven and the ideal place to cook and relate in. Take advantage of all hues be it darker and lighter ones, they should blend in nicely with all your kitchen equipment.


If you have problems with space in your kitchen try testing colors that verge on brighter hues both on walls and ceiling. Use pale shades of yellow and green, these will add a feeling of space to the area. However, if you are tired of the bright airy atmosphere and you wish to give your kitchen a new elegant feel then try using darker shades or red paint, you may feel it rather daring, but it does add a very trendy touch.


Experiment with different colors that could be violet, indigo and orange they can really rejuvenate your kitchen. However, painting the walls and ceiling is not your only option, for you can also play on adding different shades. You can, for example add patterns as in stripes, decorations on walls to certain areas to make them look wider and bigger.


You can change the color of the cupboards too. The walls and ceiling are not the only areas you can add color to. Play with contrasting walls with cabinets, choosing lighter colors to add more space and darker ones for a more sophisticated look.


Shelves are easy to work with, for you can change the color or line them with fabric. You may even decide to change them with other material such as wood, granite or ceramic to make cleaning the kitchen easier.


Now, if you really want to change the entire aspect of your kitchen then the next step would be to change the flooring, which may sometimes show the wear and tear of years of use. Ceramic and granite floors will give your kitchen an elegant shimmering look and are available in many different shades. These flooring's also work well as far as durability is concerned and these surfaces are easy to keep clean. If you do opt for one of these floors make sure you keep a contrast between the floor and walls to enhance and add value to the overall effect.


Once you have determined the color scheme and materials you can then add the final touch with your utensils and kitchen equipment. Metals match nicely with most surfaces as may do some antique touches in a very modern kitchen. Keep to the bare essentials and avoid a cluttered surface, to make cooking easy and the atmosphere more pleasant to live in.