Here’s How To Use Red in the Kitchen

Here’s How To Use Red In the Kitchen

The color red…so many meanings…from energy, to fire, to love…red is known as an emotionally intense color. But if you are looking to make a bold statement in your kitchen (and maybe increase the appetite of your guests), then read on and discover four ways you can use red in your kitchen.

Be bold with your backsplash

Talk about a power move, but if you love red, then go for it! Breaking up the red tile with a white grout is one way to make sure your backsplash is the star of your kitchen! It also makes a beautiful contrast with white cabinetry. Tip: think about keeping your other materials and accents somewhat neutral so they don’t compete.

An accent wall makes a warm statement  

Not quite ready to make a more permanent leap with red? Try an accent wall…an affordable option to incorporate red. It’s a great way to add excitement to the room while making it feel warm and intimate.

And you’ll be right on trend since Benjamin Moore’s 2018 Color of the Year is Caliente.

Red appliances stand out

Appliances offer another way to pull red into your kitchen. The eye is drawn to red so make sure you choose appliances that are unique, as they will make quite the statement in your kitchen. Think hood and oven only if you want to really create a focal point and a conversation piece in the room.  

Cabinets that catch the eye

Nothing says “go big or go home” like a kitchen with red cabinets. Going for an ultra modern kitchen? Use glossy red cabinets paired with super matte white cabinets for a memorable look. Want more traditional cabinetry? Try a muted barn red island with wood cabinets for stunning kitchen design.