Design Tips to Warm Up Your Kitchen for Fall

Design Tips to Warm Up Your Kitchen for Fall

Design Tips to Warm Up Your Kitchen for Fall

There are so many things about fall that make us feel at peace at home – viewing the breathtaking foliage from your window, warming up from a brisk chill with a pot of coffee – you name it. Addedly, fall is the tip-off of the holiday season, meaning your home and kitchen especially will be the gathering place for all sorts of get-togethers. For a cozy and inviting environment for your family and your guests, check out our design tips to warm up your kitchen this fall.

Get Cozy With Color

Choosing a paint color can be one of the most challenging parts of designing any room. Not only are there endless shades to choose from, but you must also keep in mind other details of your space, like furniture, cabinetry, lighting, and so-on. But since you’re going for a warm feel in your kitchen, it’s easier to narrow down your choices.

Colors range in temperature from cool to warm, each having their own impact on mood. A warm color palette consisting of reds and oranges, for instance, can stimulate hunger, whereas cooler blues, greens, purples have the opposite effect on appetite. Warm browns are also a great option for those who prefer a more neutral color. For those with a white kitchen, try adding orange to your kitchen to envoke feelings reminiscent of a cozy fire.

Add Adorning Accessories

For those who aren’t quite ready for a permanent commitment like paint, there are plenty of other ways to add a warm touch to your kitchen. For the walls, consider a kitchen mural. Aside from being able to customize its size to meet your kitchen’s needs, you can also create a mural with your own pictures to serve as a great talking point during your autumn gatherings.

Now that we’ve got the walls covered (no pun intended), it’s time to assess other areas of your kitchen that need some color to warm up. Equip your kitchen with new or refinished furniture, such as yellow bar stools for a friendly-feel. You can also heat up your floors with an oriental runner or vintage rug consisting of red and orange hues.

Warm Up With Wood

For those with extra wiggle room in their budget, wood can kick the heat up in a notch in any kitchen. Once you evaluate the cost of standard features for a kitchen remodel, you can decipher where to add wood elements – be it new flooring and countertops or cabinets and islands. If you’re starting from the ground-up, consider warm hardwood colors for your flooring that contain tones of red, orange, and yellow.

From there, you can mix wood tones by using different stains and grains. For example, you can customize an island with butcher block countertops in colors of maple, cherry, or red oak to add natural warmth in your kitchen. Whether you have granite or marble countertops, a wooden island will bring out warm tones in otherwise cool spaces.

There are so many things about fall that make us feel at peace at home – viewing the breathtaking foliage from your window, warming up from a brisk chill with a pot of coffee – you name it. Addedly, fall is the tip-off of the holiday season, meaning your home and kitchen especially will be the gathering place for all sorts of get-togethers. For a cozy and inviting environment for your family and your guests, check out our design tips to warm up your kitchen this fall.

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