7 Easy Ways to Add Color to Any Kitchen (Rentals Included!)

7 Easy Ways to Add Color to Any Kitchen (Rentals Included!)

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 8, 2016
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If you love color in the kitchen, but are renting, or just can't afford to start a remodel just yet, the good news is that there are plenty of ways to bring in new hues that don't involve making big changes. Here are seven smart ways to add more color into your kitchen; easy things that will help make even the drabbest, bland and "safe" kitchen designs into cheerful spots to spend time in.

(Image credit: Jelanie)

If you have open cabinets, displaying a collection of colorful dishes (like the one above from Jelanie) is a super easy way to add color to your kitchen. If you don't, removing the doors of a cabinet or two, like Kristen did in her Denver home, is a great way to get the look without too much of an investment.

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Adding colorful barstools is a great way to instantly perk up a kitchen, as seen on Style Me Pretty Living.

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Try adding colorful wallpaper to the back of your cabinets, as seen onLulu & Georgia.

(Image credit: Crown Paints via Easy Living)

If you don't have a backsplash, try painting a colorful stripe onto the wall, as in this example from Crown Paints via Easy Living. (Bonus: if you use a paint with a higher sheen to paint the stripe, it will make the wall behind your countertops easier to clean up.)

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Making a gallery of your children's artwork (or of anyone's artwork) is an easy way to add color to a kitchen. This example is from Madeleine and Karl's colorful Australian home.

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If you're lucky enough to be able to paint, painting the inside of your cabinets (as seen on A Beautiful Mess) is a wonderful, subtle way to perk up your kitchen.

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Another easy way to add color? Try a rug. Image from Plaza Interior.

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