kitchen color matching and styling tips from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC in Murfreesboro, TN

Color Matching 101: How To Style Your Kitchen

When it comes to deciding on which room to renovate, the kitchen is typically at the top of the list. And for good reason, too.

The kitchen is the center of attention in any home. It’s where families make memories and guests gather. It’s a late-night conversation and a sneaky midnight snack. In other words, it’s the heart and soul of any home.

With so much emphasis placed on this one room, it’s obvious why it’s at the top of most homeowners’ remodeling lists.

But making the right product selections for that remodel? Not near as obvious. However, understanding these three color-matching tips can help make the kitchen makeover feel a lot less daunting.

And always remember: Our dedicated staff at City Tile are pros when it comes to bringing it all together and manifesting your dream space.

1. Selecting a Color Scheme

To start, you’ll want to pick a color scheme. It’s typically advised to select two complementing primary colors. Working with two colors allows more freedom in the space, and makes any future updates a breeze.

Next, select a third accent color to add a little character to the space and bring the room together.

Pro tip: The style of your kitchen can help determine your colors. Modern and contemporary kitchens flow better with brighter whites and strong contrasts. Farmhouse and traditional kitchens, on the other hand, welcome warmer, neutral colors with softer contrasts.

How to style your kitchen in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC
Kitchen color matching tips in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC

2. Matching your cabinets with your countertops and backsplash

This is where things usually get challenging. But we have a cheat code for you. And it starts with the countertops.

Because countertops are the one area of a kitchen that will see the most wear and tear, it’s important to find something that stands up to daily life. Plus, there are far fewer countertop options than there are cabinets and backsplashes. And with fewer options to choose from, the decision-making process is smoother and quicker.

Once you have your countertops picked, choosing the right backsplash to go with them will seem like a cakewalk.

If you’re going for a more uniform look, using neutral colors in your cabinets, countertops, and backsplash will give that clean and consistent feel.

To shake things up a bit, you can go for more contrasting colors. For example, slate gray countertops and cabinets with a spunky pink or yellow backsplash.

And as always, City Tile sales reps are ready to help you make a selection. Bring in a photo of your cabinets or countertops and we’ll help you pick the perfect, complementing color!

Dark blue tile kitchen backsplash in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC
remodeled styling kitchen in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC

And last but not least, the star of the show...

The flooring.

No matter the type of flooring you pick (tile, hardwood, laminate, etc.), the color selection process is the same. Your flooring can be your primary color (matching with your cabinets and countertops). Just be careful with those lighter primary colors. All-white flooring to match your all-white cabinets and countertops won’t make for the most interesting or aesthetically-pleasing space.

Contrasting floor colors also work great. In this case, it’s best to match your flooring with the hardware on your cabinets.

With the City Tile flooring Visualizer, you can see exactly how a certain type of flooring will look in your space! Perfect for those of us who need a little extra help when it comes to imagining the final product.

Kitchen remodeling and color matching tips in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC
Bright open kitchen with a kitchen island in Murfreesboro, TN from City Tile & Floor Covering Co LLC

Wrap Up

Kitchen makeovers can feel like a lot. And that, folks, is definitely an understatement. But when you start with color matching, it’s much easier to break down the process into bite-sized pieces.

Narrowing down the bigger picture into those minute details will help you make the right choices (without feeling totally overwhelmed in the process). Plus, you’ll always have your chosen City Tile rep at your side, offering tips and professional opinions along the way.

But no matter the length of the process, when it’s all said and done, you’ll be proud of the work you put in to make it all happen.

Schedule a consultation
with our team at City Tile to get started on your next reno project!

Happy Remodeling!