“The kitchen is the most integral room in the house yet often not well designed”, rues the well-known interior designer Christina Hughes. But, times and trends are changing. In newer homes the kitchen is given due importance and the design as well as the color scheme of the kitchen is well thought of.
The color purple can be used to create a dramatic and yet highly functional kitchen. Purple is a high impact colour and creates a strong theme for the kitchen decor.
The significance of the color purple in the kitchen
Purple has been hailed as the colour that provokes empathy and imagination. It is a royal and spiritual color. The general idea being that these vibrations make the food cooked in a purple kitchen more innovative, and the home maker relaxed and happy. Many spiritual healers also stress that the quality of life improves if we eat food cooked in good surroundings in a relaxed frame of mind.
Designing a purple kitchen
“By itself purple can be a very overpowering color. So, lighter shades of purple like Lilac or mauve can be used liberally to design kitchens”, says Zaman of Mark Interiors. A lot of grey, white, and pink, black can be paired with purple to moderate the colour.
“A stark deep purple walled kitchen with black countertops and gleaming chrome and steel appliances can make for a high impact dramatic kitchen decor”, continues Zaman.
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A lilac kitchen is the choice for being the least dominant colour in the purple palette, so it is a safe choice for conservative designers. Cristina Hughes says “A glossy coat of Lilac paint with white cabinetry and steel touches looks very contemporary”.
Another good way to use Lilac in the matt finish is to use unfinished timber flooring. Make the colour central and add plenty of Grey cabinets and shelving to get a more conservative look.
If your kitchen has an island or a breakfast nook, you may consider using purple chairs or even a table top as a contrast to moss green or pale yellow walls to great effect.
Adding purple accents to a kitchen
Backsplashes can be a great way to add the color purple to your kitchen. A large variety of back splashes in glass, tile and Acrylic are available now. Textures can also be introduced to create a focal point of décor.
A small corner of intense purple can be used as a focal point by using a vase, an accessory, a vibrant wall hanging or even a print on a tile. Purple pressure cookers, accessories and countertop appliances can also be used to create splashes of colour.
Vibrant purple woven rugs on the floor and cushions, placemats and napkins also can be used to add purple accents. Let us not discount the new age purple cookware which can be used as display.
Purple kitchens are style statements which ooze style, glamour and royalty. Go ahead and colour your kitchen purple and wait for the compliments!