These days, it's certainly acceptable to think beyond the traditional all-white kitchen, but you should be mindful when making your color selection.
«Using color in a kitchen is one of the greatest ways to stand out as a designer and to take risks,» Callie Rippolone, the founder of By Callie Rippolone Design, says.
However, it turns out that not all kitchen cabinet colors are created equal. While we're certainly seeing an influx of wonderful, unexpected hues making their way into the kitchen, interior designers still agree that some shades are better off being used in a different room of the home.
«The kitchen is the heart of the home and a place where many hours are spent and conversations are had,» Kara Piepmeyer, the founder of Studio Kosma, says. «We always work to create a welcoming, supportive sensibility, with grounding tones.»
Before you paint your kitchen cabinets—which is generally a costly, long-term investment as it is—you'll want to read what the pros have to say below to ensure that your color choice will stand the test of time.
Below, they highlight five colors that they would not recommend using on cabinetry and share why they maintain these strong opinions.
Danielle Slutzky, principal at Flair Design House, recommends steering clear of shades of deep brown when painting the kitchen cabinets.
«They can make the kitchen feel unfriendly and uninviting, probably not what is envisioned for the central living space and heartbeat of the home,» she says. Additionally, she suggests avoiding drab, dark browns, which can often feel outdated and stale if not paired with the right complementary colors.
However, if you love the color brown and can't imagine a kitchen without it, Slutzky says to opt for aRead more on thespruce.com