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When I invited my mother to come and live with my family, we had to make some changes to accommodate her. The changes that needed to be made were all within reason and were all required so that she could get around with her walker and eventually a wheelchair if need be. I hired a remodeling contractor to assist us with making the changes. I learned a lot while discussing what needed to be done and what it would take to get it complete. I created this blog with the hopes of helping other families that are considering making the same changes in their homes.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? 2 Tips On Picking The Right Colors For Features

Replacing dishes and buying a small appliance or two can help you change and improve your kitchen. However, you might want permanent change, which you can do with remodeling.

When you start thinking about new features, you might know the ones you are most interested in and some of their qualities. Color is important to consider with these new features because it can impact how your kitchen looks and feels. Fortunately, you can work with remodeling professionals and learn a few tips to help choose colors.


The countertop is one of the most-used features in a kitchen. For instance, you will prepare most food on the countertop, which may involve mixing ingredients, gathering items, and cutting food into smaller pieces. Working with the countertop so often means it will likely get dirty quickly and require routine cleaning to keep it clean, functional, and visually appealing.

A major factor that will determine the color, design, and look of the countertop is whether you go natural or manufactured. You can get an even look from one end of the countertop to the other with manufactured stone. On the other hand, while natural stone will generally look the same, you will find that it has imperfections and inconsistencies with coloring and detailing.

The great thing is that you will still get a durable countertop, whether natural or manufactured stone.

Another factor to consider is whether you want dirt and grime to show up. A valid argument for wanting to see dirt and crumbs is so that you clean each mess up right away. You might also like a darker countertop where dirt and crumbs blend in, so the demand to clean is not as strong.


Looking at model kitchens and online home listings may reveal that black, white, and stainless-steel appliances are standard. Stainless steel often provides a luxurious look. You can also get smudge-proof models to prevent your family's fingers from leaving noticeable marks.

Stainless steel is usually a neutral enough choice to look good in any kitchen. However, you might also want to go against trends and pick a blue, green, or red appliance collection. This move makes it worth considering similar or identical colors for other features in the kitchen.

Before you hire a remodeling company to help with changing your kitchen, you can use these tips to figure out what colors you are most interested in for features. 

For more information about kitchen remodeling, contact a local contractor.