Colour is the spice of life, but being able to splash vibrancy around is a privilege not altogether feasible in a small kitchen. But fear not: for those of us who simply must have a pop of colour, there are simple, elegant tricks for giving your kitchen a bit of rainbow infusion.
Often overlooked in kitchens are the walls. One of the easiest ways to add a medley of shades to a drab kitchen is with beautiful paintings or photographs. For even more fun, paint the pictures or snap the photos yourself.
2. Food Stuffs
You already keep food in your kitchen, so why not put it on display? Clear glass containers can be home to colourful beans, cereals, or other dried foods, transforming them from food to centerpiece. Fruits can provide a huge range of beautiful, natural colours, all while smelling delicious– though you may be loathe to eat them once you see how much they brighten up a space!
3. Colourful Kitchenware
If you have open or glass-faced cabinets, a brilliant way to incorporate colour is through your dishes. Gorgeous mugs and pottery pieces from Emma Bridgewater can serve as both focal points and conversation pieces, all while warming up a space with vivid colours. Richly coloured plates, bowls, and other dishes will also accomplish the secondary job of making meals more interesting and colourful.
4. Flowers and Herbs
A beautiful bouquet (or three!) will liven up a small kitchen without taking up too much counter space, though replacing flowers as they die can be a bit of a hassle. A potted plant can accomplish the same job with minimal upkeep, and even better, an herb garden will add a lovely touch of green while providing you fresh spices for all your culinary needs.
Kitchens need not be plain and dull, and colour need not be confined by space. A small area may be more overwhelmed by lots of colour, so sticking to small touches may be best to dance the fine line between “fun” and “tacky”. At the end of the day, all that matters is you enjoy the space you create– let your creativity run rampant and have fun!