Add Color to Your Kitchen Even if Your Backsplash is Tiled

The Color Cure

How many of you Color Curists are living with a ceramic backsplash in your kitchen? Well, it's likely more than a few of you! And there's a good chance you have no immediate plans to replace the surface, right? Ceramic backsplash surfaces great—they are easy to keep clean and will wear well for many years. So, if you're up against a ceramic surface but are still set on adding colors, here are 10 easy, budget-friendly ways to do so.

  1. Adding paint to your kitchen hutch or the interior of your cabinets is a great place to start. It will add color without dominating your space.
  2. Colorful dining chairs can add a punch of color, just like we see in this historical kitchen. Mixing and matching can create a really fun, layered effect, as well.
  3. Integrate lighting fixtures that are colorful into your space. The simple orange ones we see in Mary Roach's Nest add just enough color to the space to make it feel fun and cheerful.
  4. Flowers and artwork are a no brainer. Flowers are a great way to make your kitchen feel seasonal and the perfect piece of kitchen artwork can be small or large, depending on your taste and space.
  5. Open your cabinets to show off your colorful kitchen wares like Jane does in her Red-Floored Rental Kitchen.
  6. Add brightly colored accents to your kitchen, like a red teapot or a blue spatula holder, just like we see in Back To The Old House With The Smiths.
  7. It's likely your refrigerator takes up a lot of space in your kitchen. Make it colorful, and possibly even patterned.
  8. Add color to the floors with paint. It's a sure way to brighten your space.
  9. Colored kitchen cabinets, like the ones we see here in Sasha and Michael's Charming Aqua Kitchen, are so much fun. And if you use a durable, washable paint, they'll be so easy to clean.
  10. Like we see in Nina's Lovely North London Flat, adding a colorful tabletop or butcher block to your space might be all you need.

What are your favorite ways to add color to your kitchen?

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Landis is a ceramic artist who hand-makes heirloom-quality pottery for the kitchen, table, and home. She writes about tabletop design and entertaining for The Kitchn and lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and toddler.

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