Design should be fun. Sure, it needs to be functional. But who says “practical” can’t also be bright and lively and enjoyable? In fact, it’s our belief here at Capitol Kitchen and Bath that good design is both useful and joyful. Over the years, the specific elements that infuse good design might change, but the underlying concept does not. For example, in 2022 we’re seeing bold and colorful bathroom and kitchen design take a creative and daring approach. It might change in the future, but for now, bold color is being used to accentuate purpose and respite from a hectic world. Take a look:
Color, Color and More Color is All the Rage!
Gone are the days of muted gray and beige walls. Rather than matching cabinets to surrounding floors and walls, we’re seeing new construction and remodels with at least one contrasting feature: a feature wall, tile or cabinet in an unexpected, striking color, for instance. Oranges, pinks, yellows and greens are popular, particularly since they suggest a bright, playful optimism, while dark, earthy tones are being used to summon tranquility and peace.
Here’s How You Can Incorporate a Colorful Design Scheme Into Your Home
Color can be intimidating, especially if you’re used to lighter, more muted shades in your home or office. Here are a few tips for embracing color and using it to your advantage:
- Start Small — You don’t have to dive headfirst into the bold color trend. Start small. Pick an island in the kitchen or a maybe a vanity in the bath and paint it with a rich tone that draws the eye but doesn’t overwhelm your senses.
- Think Outside the Box — Bold color isn’t necessarily dark or vivid. On the contrary, almost any color can make a statement when used correctly. If super saturated tones aren’t your jam, pick a more muted color and use it to highlight a specific element in your room.
- Experiment — Play around. Consider different colorful bathroom design combinations, for example. There are programs that can help you visualize your room virtually or you can ask a designer to suggest possible color schemes for you. Pair several swatches and compare them in different lights. Choose one that catches your attention but doesn’t distract you.
- Stick to Accessories — Of course, you can really play it safe and use vibrant colors in your accessories (rather than your more permanent design fixtures). Many colorful bathroom design plans embrace color by adding eye-catching towels or decorative accents. Likewise, for kitchens, adding multicolored dining chairs or putting a few dramatic dishes on display can be just enough to make your room pop!
The Capitol Kitchen and Bath Advantage
Choosing the perfect color is an easy way to create a memorable design statement. To learn more about incorporating a colorful bathroom design or a bold kitchen style into an upcoming new build or remodeling project, please contact our team of designers at Capitol Kitchen and Bath. Our years of experience enable us to help our clients create functional spaces that please the senses as much as they appropriately address the issues of daily living!