What Colors Should I Use?

What Colors Should I Use?

📅July 26th, 2013, 08:28

What Colors Should I Use? My thoughts on color selection are dependent on whether you’re doing it for  yourself or for resale in the future.

I agree that blue is not the best kitchen color and I think this is largely due to the colors of food – there aren’t a lot of blue foods and it’s a rarer color in nature, too.  Depending on how you use colors, red can also be a bold kitchen color choice, on the walls, for instance.  Blue (or red) accessories are fine – my kitchen has yellow walls and dark blue accents.

For resale, the ideal situation is a neutral kitchen that you can inject your color choice through accessories (that you can also take with you when you leave) that can be easily changed to accommodate the next owner’s character.
Having said that, I can’t tell you how tired I am of decorating to the masses in my own homes.  I always wish I could be more courageous and do what I really would like.  But I’m always considering that I will likely sell in a couple of years and don’t want to have to neutralize my house for the broadest appeal, fastest sale, and most dollars.

The thinking is that a neutral house makes it easier to sell to a wider audience.  You can sell anything, even a purple house, if the price is right but it may cost you a little unless a purple lover happens by.

For inspiration,you might look at a web site called houzz.com.  It’s one of my favorites.  On the left column,  you can choose to browse by “kitchen” and them type in whatever limiter you want when you get to the kitchens list of photos, such as “blue” kitchens or whatever.  You can save the ones you like to an ideabook labeled “kitchens I like” so that you can review it (or share it with me).  Love this site.  

~ Janis