Tips for Designing a Monochromatic Kitchen

BY Wolf Home Products |

Tips for Designing a Monochromatic Kitchen

There's something about a monochromatic kitchen. The clean look of a single color across your cabinetry, walls and counters creates a stunning backdrop where you can go about your daily tasks of cooking for your family. 

Monochromatic kitchen color schemes bring a contemporary appearance to the room and create a vivid backdrop with similar colors. Plus, you don't have to match different shades or try to pick colors that won't clash, which takes a lot of pressure off during the design process. Monochrome themes never go out of style, either, so your kitchen won't look dated — which it eventually can when you follow the latest trend. 

How can you achieve the monochromatic kitchen colors you desire? Use our five tips to create an unforgettable, utterly on-target kitchen. 

1. Try Different Tones of the Same Color

Once you have decided what color you want in your kitchen, explore variations of that shade. You want to discover several complementary hues you can blend into your color scheme to avoid everything looking the same. The subtle difference between these shades will help define different kitchen elements, but the naked eye won't pick up on the contrast between an ivory cabinet and a slightly lighter counter, for example. 

2. Make Your Walls Light and Your Floor Dark

You can also do the reverse of this, making the walls dark and the floors light. What's important is that you contrast the floor and the walls more to give them better separation. You want to break up the monochrome where the two meet. Otherwise, everything looks too similar. 

3. Consider the All-White Look

You can do monochrome kitchens in many styles, but white is a classic that will look great for years to come. Pulling it off depends in part on investing in high-quality cabinetry and counters that will maintain their intense, vibrant color. 

4. Create Contrast With Your Accessories

Many kitchens have cooking utensils and equipment on the counters, as well as hanging towels. Use these as an opportunity to add pops of color that mix well with your main monochromatic theme. For example, if your monochromatic theme is white, a blue towel can offer a welcome burst of coordinating color. Think of any accessories you select as a stylistic choice, even items you will use daily as part of your cooking routine, and plan accordingly. 

5. Pull in a Few Greater-Contrast Colors for Accents

While you want most of the color to be the same, a few small accents will prevent your kitchen from becoming a washout of a single hue. Pick colors that slightly contrast with your primary color, such as a light gray contrasting with white or a soft blue contrasting with dark blue. You can put the accents on areas such as: 

  • Moulding. 
  • Counters.
  • Backsplashes. 

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