How to Create a Color Path for Your Kitchen Remodel

One important element with any design project is the development of a "design path" (or "color path"), that creates a coherent, well-planned look for the entire space.  Oftentimes this is called a "color board" and all the swatches, finishes and fabrics are laid out together to see the entire room (or entire home) and how all the design elements coordinate and work together.

In kitchen design, this includes wall paint colors, cabinetry finish colors, flooring, countertops and tile along with appliance, plumbing and hardware finishes.  For interior design with a room or home, it includes furnishings and other surfaces as well.  The idea is to create a cohesive look for the entire space.

To create a color path for your home or remodeling project, begin with your neutral colors and then select the other colors for your space.  The colors you select may be based on your existing furnishings, a favorite piece of art, or simply colors that resonate to you.  In order to create a visually appealing space, let this color page guide your color selections going forward.

Neutral colors (gray, beige, taupe or white) will usually be the background palette with 1-3 other dominant colors layered.

A Kitchen color palette with Neutral colors (gray, beige, taupe or white) with painted cabinets from Dura Supreme Cabinetry

For this kitchen, a soft neutral palette of ivory and beige was selected with a mix of blues.  Dura Supreme offers a Personal Paint Match program so that any Sherwin Williams paint color can be selected for your cabinetry to create the exact paint color you desire for your kitchen! 

Dura Supreme Personal Paint Match Program example with a Neutral Color Palette

Once the "color path" was selected, the cabinetry was specified in the appropriate colors and all of the surfaces, soft goods, plateware and accent pieces were selected to coordinate.

Dura Supreme paint match kitchen in beige tones and a minty/aqua tones.

A contemporary and beachy kitchen with a mix of sandy and watery olor tones features Dura Supreme Cabinetry with open shelves and tall pantry cabinets and hidden panel appliances.

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