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Ways to Add Color to Your Neutral Kitchen or Bath but Still Keep It Looking Timeless

Bored of the neutral colors in your bathroom and kitchen? There’s no need to splurge on a complete renovation – all you need to do is add a few splashes of color that can rejuvenate the interior design without sacrificing its timeless quality. Think of it as a boring outfit that just needs a few colorful bracelets or a beaded necklace to pop.

Here are some tips you can use to breathe new life into your kitchen and bathroom design without losing their innate charm.

The Kitchen

Install Colorful Countertops

A plain white countertop may look pristine, but it can leech your kitchen of life and make it look sterile. You can go big by replacing it with brightly colored countertops in shades of red, plum or even turquoise – but when you choose a color that is so individualized to your particular taste and style you will need to consider your long term return on investment if you do not intend to make this your forever home.

Instead, go with lasting yet bold colors such as combinations of white, green, gold or black – the color combinations in natural and engineered stone are endless!

Paint or Polish Your Kitchen Cabinets

Cabinets can either frame your kitchen or make it look duller than it really is. If you want to rejuvenate this area, consider re-painting the cabinets a different color or if they are made of glass – paint their interior. This will create a dramatic background for your cutlery and kitchenware.

If you can’t stand the smell of paint, get your cabinets polished instead. A fresh coat of varnish will make dull cabinet doors look good as new and add some much-needed pops of color to your overall design.

While painting your cabinets can make a huge statement, be sure that you have set the appropriate expectations. When cabinets are ordered directly from the manufacturer the finish and color is typically baked on. That process and longevity of the finish cannot be recreated with at home painting.

The Bathroom

Replace Dull Knobs with Colorful Ones

If your bathroom cabinets and drawers have seen better days, rather than getting them replaced, consider replacing just the knobs and pulls. This will add a modern and updated touch to the vintage space and make it look lively.

Play around with different metals and finishes. Don’t be afraid to experiment. The bolder you are, the more attractive your bathroom will be.

Replace the Floor Tiles and/or Paint the Ceiling

One of the best ways to add color to a bathroom and make it stand out is by replacing dull-looking tiles with colorful options or neutral tiles in a unique pattern. A small change such as changing the floor pattern from brick to chevron can make a big visual impact. Painting the ceiling can also add an interesting visual element to the space. We are starting to see a revival of darker colors in smaller spaces – think navy, black, dark gray or emerald green.

Whether you want your kitchen cabinets replaced or need new tiles for your bathroom, get in touch with Areté Renovators – the one-stop-shop for your remodeling and renovation needs. We offer our services to Chicago, IL residents, specifically in Streeterville, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, River North, Gold Coast, Old Town and Roscoe Village. We are known for our stellar customer service.

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