Designing A Kitchen With Bright Colors and Bold Patterns

Dream kitchens come in many forms. While a classic kitchen with white cabinets and a neutral color scheme is always on point, some homeowners prefer a bit more pizzazz. From custom cabinets in your favorite hue to creating a cohesive design that works, here are few tips and elements to consider when designing a kitchen with bright colors and bold patterns.

8-7-20 RTA2-Midtown Blue ShakerCustom Color Cabinets

In addition to our great selection of ready to assemble and pre-assembled kitchen cabinet finishes, including our new Midtown Blue Shaker, TheRTAStore now offers custom cabinets to fit your own personal, unique taste. Choose from six different door styles and over a thousand Sherwin-Williams paint colors for your wall and base cabinets and kitchen island. Create your own palette and feel free to try as many color combinations as you’d like, from Exuberant Pink to Anchors Aweigh, a daring shade of deep, dark blue. Work with our expert design team for no additional cost, or use our DIY design tool and get creative!

Walls And Accents

When designing with strong colors in the kitchen, it’s best to stick to two or three shades at most. Once you settle on a color for your walls, find one or two more that complement your choice to use as an accent in furniture and decor. You can also go a few steps up or down the color swatch if you prefer an eye-catching, monochromatic look. Just be sure to choose colors that work well with your kitchen cabinet finishes. Opportunities to carry a vibrant color scheme throughout the kitchen include table linens and window treatments, plates and drinkware, wall art, small appliances, or adding a colorful tile backsplash or kitchen island.

8-7-20 RTA3-Depero Granite CountertopBold Patterns And Textures

Bold patterns and textures can be found in unexpected places in dream kitchens, like granite countertops with one-of-a-kind variations found only in nature, or hammered copper kitchen sinks. Of course, these unique details can also be added through design choices like wallpaper, area rugs, flooring and backsplash tile, decorative knobs and pulls, lighting fixtures, fabrics, and other decorative elements. Textures and patterns help to add warmth and personalization to your kitchen, but like color, should also be used thoughtfully. In particular, when mixing patterns, use a maximum of three. Vary the scale, distribute your patterns evenly throughout the room, and stick with your color scheme to create depth and visual interest without becoming overly busy.


At TheRTAStore, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, or TV room, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.