Colors in the Kitchen

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The colors in your kitchen can arguably play the largest role in the overall aesthetic. While trends play a role in kitchen design, the most important component is your personal taste. We’ll go over some various color characteristics in design as well as some current trends.



Greens: Green has been a trending color in interior design. The color resonates and correlates with nature.


Contrasting Black and White: A trend that isn’t quite a trend. Black and white is a timeless color scheme of interior design. The two neutral “colors” go together beautifully and elegantly. With this color scheme, the cabinets are often white while the countertops are black. Mesabi Black Granite, a local Minnesota stone, is a spectacular option for a black countertop to contrast white countertops.


Blue: As a color connected to calmness, blue has been on the rise this past year.


Bright/White: This trend uses light and white colors in throughout the entire design. Bright and white colors are associated with purity and cleanliness.

Color Schemes

Color Wheel: A circle with different colored sectors used to show the relationship between colors

Complementary/Contrasting Colors: Any two colors that are directly across from each other on the color wheel.

Analogous Colors: Colors that are right next to each other on the color wheel.

Monochromatic: A one-color scheme often using different tones of that one color.

Muted Colors: Colors that are greyed or have dull saturation. These mild colors have long been seen as a way to bring in non-neutral colors into the home without being too vibrant for one’s personal taste. Unlike neutral colors, all muted colors come from some variation of a color on the color wheel.

Neutral Colors: True neutral colors are those that do not have hue undertones. For many, the four neutral colors include black, grey, white, and beige. Often used in