The Do’s and Don’ts of Using Pastel Colors In Your Kitchen

If you love dream-like kitchens that bring back nostalgia of sweet scents and nature, pastel colors are the right way to go for you. Pastel colors are known to make a space light and bright, making it look inviting and warm, but they can be tricky to work around. They are a great way to add some personality to your kitchen without making it look too extreme and will make the space look more relaxed and generate calmness.

Colors like pastel pink, yellow, light blues, etc are often used in combinations and make any space look sophisticated when paired with the right kind of appliances and interior design!

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But like everything else, there is a point beyond which you’re overdoing it! While we love a subtle and refreshing moment going on, it’s important to not get carried away and make the space look boring and bland instead of inviting and warm. Here are a few do’s and don’ts of using pastel colors in your kitchen:


1. Use A Neutral Countertop

Countertops are one of the major design elements in the kitchen and you can contrast it with pastels. If you are using pastel green color, you can use a neutral colored countertop like Corian since and have a variety of design options to choose from. If you’re using shades of grey, then definitely go for a marble countertop. And if you’re doing shades of beige, then use a natural stone countertop, preferably of quartz.

The choices are endless! But it’s important to consider your options and make an informed choice. Here’s a useful chart about the difference between corian vs quartz to make things easier for you!

2. Use An Accent Wall

Using an accent wall is one the best ways to add some light and subtle colors if you don’t want to paint the entire kitchen the same color. This is a great way to add some variety to your design! Pastel colors go well together and can be used to highlight different parts of a room. Colors like creamy mint and light blue or lavender and whimsy yellow would all work well together.

You can paint the accent wall the same color with a different tone from the rest of the kitchen or use a different color altogether, it’ll look amazing either way. It is one of the best ways to make your kitchen stand out on a budget!

3. Customise The Cabinets

Cabinets get instant attention at the first look and will make or break the look of your kitchen. A kitchen can instantly feel light, spacious and inviting with the right color on your cabinets! A popular choice among homeowners is to use neutral or pastel colored cabinets to bring an aura of sophistication throughout the space.

You can use pastel green, blue, yellow or lavender for your cabinets and pair them with white walls and marble countertops to make it look playful yet classic and inviting!

Now that we have looked at some important Do’s, let’s take a look the things you should avoid while using pastel colors:

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1. Avoid Pastel Floors

This one is a big no! We understand the temptation to have cute pastel colors in your kitchen but the worst possible way to use pastel colors in your kitchen are floors. However, remember that neutral colors can be used like a light brown, grey, off white and beige.

White tiles will look good with almost every color but if you’re worried about dirty floors which everyone should be with white flooring then go for a beautiful beige color with a marble finish and highlight the rest of your beautiful pastel kitchen!

2. Don’t Mix Pastels With Highly Bright Colors

A classic color block situation is often created by people when they have a kitchen with pastel colors. Sharp contrast of colors will give your kitchen an unruly look. While you can use different shades of the same color, overdoing it by using a lot of colors with pastel or darker shades can put off the interior design and make the kitchen look the opposite of inviting!

So make sure you don’t use too many contrasts in the kitchen and go with a subtle and clever color palette.

3. Don’t Go Overboard With The Pastels

Pastel colors have a very distinct ability to make your kitchen look more spacious and airy but in a moderation. Combinations like mint green cupboards and mint green tiles with the same paint will be a little overwhelming for every kitchen. While it may be a personal preference, it might decrease the value of your kitchen because conventionally, it is considered a bland combination.

It is good to keep a little variety of shades throughout the space and pair up your pastels with different colors like white or subtle hues and make the pastels stand out more!

From choosing the right color for the kitchen walls, to the cabinets and lighting, it is important to keep in mind that there is always a way to overdo it while using pastel colors. They are a tricky color palette and when used smartly will absolutely brighten up the space and make your kitchen look more desirable and inviting. Make sure you keep these tips in mind to avoid making any design mistakes!

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