If you’re trying to brighten up a space, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? How about letting in the sunshine?! However, if your kitchen doesn’t have a lot of windows, that’s where the color yellow comes in. Here’s how to incorporate yellow to brighten a kitchen with limited natural light.
Yellow is a natural lighting alternative
Of course you could always add windows, but that’s not always an option, right? So if you don’t have a kitchen remodel budget, then here’s your new motto: keep it light and bright! Pair yellow items and accessories with new light fixtures that utilize LED technology. This combo is the easiest way to make up for the lack of natural light.
Add eye-popping accents
It’s easy to incorporate yellow into your kitchen space, such as placing a bowl of lemons on the countertop. Or, purchase a new set of bright cookware to display on open shelving or glass-panel cabinets. Either way, also remember it doesn’t have to be the same hue! Contrast light and dark shades of yellow to add dimension and interest.
Have a single wall painted yellow
We’ve all heard of the magical nature of an accent wall…it adds personality, a pop of color, and a bit of cheerfulness to the kitchen. Paint a single wall in the kitchen yellow to function like a window or to create additional brightness. Plus, there are other ways to add an accent! Consider incorporating bar chairs with a fun fabric or a yellow mosaic accent wall rather than just a color.
Or use it as a neutral
If you’re not a fan of the bright or dark shades of yellow, then incorporating yellow as a neutral may be the best option for you. Instead of white or grey, use soft yellows like butter as your main accent color. It’s a solid option for wall colors, tiles, kitchen cabinets, or plateware that still keeps the space bright and pleasant.