More Kitchen Palettes! 6 Color Schemes to Make Your Cherry Kitchen SO Much Better (I Promise!)

Consideration, consideration! The EHD universe can not get sufficient shade palettes to make use of for dated and drained kitchen cupboards! I’m again but once more (and truthful warning, this gained’t be the final publish on this sequence) with moodboards stuffed with merchandise in very particular shade pairings for cherry cupboards. This entire factor first began once I walked you thru my cherry rental kitchen refresh plan, the place a few of you requested me to sort out honey oak subsequent. That publish blew UP, so we determined to return to my authentic design ache level and dream up some extra choices for anybody with the same cupboard hardship.

Simply as within the earlier publish, all of the inspiration images require a little bit of creativeness. As you may most likely think about, there may be not a wealth of lovely cherry cupboard kitchens out on the web to construct this publish round. I dug up areas with darker, warm-toned wooden that would simply nonetheless work inside the house if it leaned redder. In some circumstances, I piecemealed a shade scheme primarily based on just a few pictures since I want a extra sturdy marriage of hues.

For the moodboards, as a reminder, what you see isn’t essentially me saying “GET THESE PRODUCTS” however somewhat a visible jumping-off level so that you can pull your individual inspiration. There’s a barstool on each board, however that simply represents the colour of a chunk of furnishings you might need in your house. Perhaps the precise tile doesn’t make sense in your kitchen, however you need to use it as a muse for say, what shade to color beadboard you add as a substitute. You’re all creatively-minded individuals, proper? You’ve acquired this!

Earlier than wanting over some fast guidelines, I additionally need to say that flooring and counter tops (in fact) play an infinite position in how any of those would render out. Should you’re seeking to refresh your kitchen however maintain your cabinetry intact for now, maybe you may have the funds to replace an previous Formica or tile floor with white or grey quartz. If not, there are such a lot of DIY fixes you may attempt (like portray previous granite or protecting your counters with contact paper). The identical applies to flooring.

7 Issues To Take into account When Revamping That Heavy Cherry Kitchen

  • Stability the cherry with a tone of purple some place else within the house. Suppose on a eating chair seat cloth, window protecting or rug, a chunk of furnishings, or plates on a shelf.
  • Simplify the palette (maintain the desk and chairs the identical shade if in case you have an eat-in kitchen, or decide the identical shade barstools for an island as any shelving you could add if you happen to take down uppers, for example).
  • Lighten the load of the cherry with one other wooden tone. In case your house is small, go for a cooler-toned impartial wooden like a white oak. Should you get good pure gentle and your kitchen isn’t closing in on you, you may push the boundaries with a wealthy wooden resembling walnut.
  • Choose a {hardware} end that’s something however brushed nickel to maintain it from going too “landlord” in vibe. Suppose polished nickel, chrome, unlacquered brass, polished brass, and even oil-rubbed bronze.
  • Change the point of interest. An attention-grabbing backsplash like a hand-glazed tile, an announcement flooring, enjoyable sample through your textiles, and many others.
  • Talking of flooring: Should you can and have the choice/funds, the best flooring towards cherry cabinetry would make ALL the distinction. Keep away from gray-washed or yellow-toned woods, or any tile or vinyl that feels dated.
  • Match your home equipment as greatest you may so your eye has to make sense of fewer variances.

Alright, let’s get into some shade chat, lets?

Coloration Palette to Strive: Greige, Taupe, Cream & Chrome

The Inspiration:

There’s A LOT of shade on this publish, so I wished to start out with the simplest to swallow if you happen to’re color-averse. As a result of cherry cupboards vary in simply how purple they’re, this one works no matter whether or not your wooden leans extra subtly brownish-red (what I name “Mystic Pizza Julia Roberts”) or cherry Coke red-red (“Fairly Lady Julia Roberts”). Whereas the inspiration picture above a WC by Blanc Marine Intérieurs ⁠is a far cry from any cherry kitchen you’ve ever seen, I felt it was nonetheless a very good illustration of how charming and welcoming sticking with heat, pure neutrals might really feel.

The Moodboard:

The important thing here’s a mixture of beige, greige, cream (not white) and taupe. I picked a creamy, attention-grabbing backsplash tile whose tone is mirrored within the Roman shade and lighting fixture. A greige on the partitions and within the seating feels a bit up to date and fashionable (identical with the polished nickel {hardware}), whereas the darker however nonetheless impartial rug and walnut shelving grounds the lighter picks so it’s not an excessive amount of distinction with the cherry.

1. Celine 4″ Hexagon Shiny Porcelain Flooring & Wall Tile in White | 2. Cornforth White by Farrow & Ball | 3. Walnut Floating Shelf | 4. Signature {Hardware} Strasbourg 1-3/4 Inch Diameter Bar Cupboard Knob in Polished Nickel | 5. Signature {Hardware} Strasbourg 3-3/4 Inch Middle to Middle Bar Cupboard Pull in Polished Nickel | 6. Totora Oak Pendant Gentle | 7. Copley Upholstered Barstool – Venture 62 | 8. Naira Handwoven Jute Runner | 9. Rustic Americana Roman Shades

Coloration Palette To Strive: Sage, Burgundy, Pure Wooden & Brass

The Inspiration:

picture by rett peek | design by meet west

For anybody following my very own kitchen, you could acknowledge this palette (kind of…mine has the addition of blue). Pink and inexperienced are complementary colours, so per the legal guidelines of the colour universe, this simply works. For me, although, it’s essential to regulate the shade and pigmentation of each shades.

For anybody contemplating including a Carrera-type stone, the lavatory above by Gachot Studios (shared by means of Jenna Chused’s profile) could also be simply the factor to get you to undergo with it as a result of WOW is it stunning and makes me virtually need a cherry-toned self-importance like that. Anna Eleri posted a kitchen by one in all my all-time favorites Ashe Leandro and whereas I’d be mendacity if I didn’t say that (superimposed??) duck didn’t play a component in drawing me to the picture, I do assume the house exhibits how beautiful and timeless a cherry cupboard state of affairs might really feel if paired with the best components.

And naturally, this kitchen by Meet West Studio that I shared in my authentic kitchen publish. What a triumph of marrying heat wooden cupboards, a terra-cotta flooring, a mahogany classic island, and a beautiful sage second from the counter tops up.

The Moodboard:

A chalky but cream sage tile and paint is the proper companion right here, and a wealthy, deep burgundy in only a small second like a curtain cloth is the steadiness that you must make the purple cabinetry really feel intentional. Blonde wooden and tender matte brass work onerous to modernize the cherry.

1. Vernici 2″x10″ Italian Subway Wall Tile | 2. SW 6177 Softened Inexperienced by Sherwin-Williams | 3. 5″ Sidra Brass Cupboard Pull – Skinny Profile | 4. Pleso Stable Brass Spherical Cupboard Knob | 5. Hattchet 3 Piece Tiered Shelf  | 6. Agnes 2.25″ Pendant – Pure Brass | 7. Rus Gentle Oak Counter Stool | 8. Athena Reversible Persian Rug | 9. Cotton Mix Striped Room Darkening Thermal Grommet Curtain Panels (Set of two)

Coloration Palette To Strive: Olive, Ochre, Blonde Wooden, Cream & Brass

The Inspiration:

Right here’s a state of affairs during which I needed to mentally stretch only a bit to create a shade palette however I form of love the place it landed, tbh. One other tackle purple and inexperienced, however this time, we go along with a inexperienced that has extra yellow undertones (olive) mixed with an orangey-goldish ochre. That first picture from Intelligent (a design by GRT Architects) actually bought me on the buttery partitions, the burgundy tiled island, and the ochre and white checkerboard flooring (and also you may miss it however there’s an olive bowl within the shelving that rounded out the combo for me). Within the honey oak palettes publish, I leaned on crisp white to lighten the load of the wooden, however right here, I truly don’t love a shiny white with the cherry. I a lot want a non-yellow cream as a impartial like they used right here.

I pulled this second shot of the seating nook by Nicola Harding & Co to indicate how the colours can work collectively to offer fashionable or conventional/cottage-y vibes. It’s all within the textile and {hardware} decisions.

The Moodboard:

As I discussed, the earlier board used a inexperienced with blue undertones, however right here, we go yellow for a really totally different aesthetic. It’s tremendous essential to verify no matter cream colours you herald right here don’t flip yellow within the gentle of your house or else every part will look overly tea-stained and previous. I picked a floral print curtain for some playfulness however I’d additionally love a easy, stable pure linen shade or cafe curtain if this isn’t your look. Once more, we persist with balancing the cherry with extra of a white oak in different wooden furnishings or finishes.

1. Reine 3″ x 12″ Ceramic Tile in Fortress Moss Inexperienced | 2. Like Buttah by Clare | 3. Wall Shelf – Pure Oak Oiled | 4. Williamsburg Assortment 3 in. (76 mm) Polished Brass Cupboard Door and Drawer Cup Pull (10-Pack) | 5. Williamsburg 1-1/4 in. Diameter Polished Brass Cupboard Knob (10-Pack) | 6. Danish Minimalist Cone Iron Acrylic 1-Gentle Pendant Gentle | 7. Latte Sarno Counter Stool in Eggshell | 8. Plaid Wool Rug – Tawny | 9. Amber Lewis for Anthropologie Rowena Curtain

Coloration Palette To Strive: Dusty Blue, Walnut & Cream

The Inspiration:

On to blues, however particularly dusty, moodier blues with grey undertones. I first noticed this shade combo on Caroline Winkler’s Lazy Lady $500 kitchen makeover over on YouTube and beloved it however knew it was a bit darker than I wished in my very own house. And since I couldn’t discover a picture of it on Instagram, I dug round for some extra inspo to indicate you the way it might look right here. Designer Anna Eleri went for a lighter French blue on the partitions of a eating nook with a cherry-toned desk and chairs and it feels completely happy, pleasant, however storied. Heidi Caillier’s kitchen makes use of a barely greener-toned slate however I included it to indicate you the way highly effective it may very well be if you happen to actually soar into the deep finish right here. And the candy lavatory, additionally by Anna Eleri, jogged my memory how a lot I like some grey moments with cherry cupboards (like a grey and white marbled checkerboard flooring, maybe, or perhaps a grey stone countertop!).

The Moodboard:

I’m actually feeling this board, however I do know in my own residence, it simply isn’t what I’m going for (although that hen cloth simply may flip me…). Don’t let that cease you, although! Somebody carry this to life, invite me over for afternoon tea and I’ll carry the plum torte to share. Isn’t that how this feels to you? Like the perfect house to take a seat and shovel jammy stone fruit desserts into your mouth. I went with a extra ornate search for the fixtures just like the milk glass shade pendant and the brass kitchen rail, however the walnut barstool and the small vertical offset tile stack on the backsplash maintain issues a bit extra up to date. At first, I didn’t love how the rug and the window protecting cloth seemed subsequent to one another, however I trusted in my intestine that IRL, they’d play good (they only compete a bit right here overlapping like that). As for paint shade, the selection is yours how intense you need to go (a monochrome look can be good if you happen to want a extra saturated design scheme) however I stored it gentle and ethereal with an ideal milky white.

1. Wabi Sabi River Blue 1.5×9 Shiny Ceramic Tile | 2. Morning Ritual by Backdrop | 3. Stella Kitchen Rail Bar | 4. Walnut Floating Shelf | 5. Mercer Bin Pulls | 6. Mercer Cupboard Knobs | 7. Fashionable Milk Glass Pendant Lights – Rowan | 8. Jackson Counter and Bar Stool | 9. Amber Lewis x Loloi Billie Ocean / Brick Space Rug | 10. Kalida Cloth, Walnut

Coloration Palette To Strive: Salmon, Teal, Black & Silver

The Inspiration:

Please do me a favor earlier than studying and click on the arrow on the picture above till you get to the seventh picture of the wavy marble sink basin and the pink-y plaster partitions. Are you there? Okay, let’s proceed (I couldn’t get it to default to that within the carousel…sorry).

This palette was a little bit of a wild card (as is the one beneath) and I virtually didn’t embrace it however hopefully, it companies somebody right here! Some reader in some unspecified time in the future throughout all these kitchen posts of mine talked about utilizing a salmon-y pink as a complement to the cherry cupboard (or possibly it was honey oak, however both manner, I made it work). I can see this palette being extremely dreamy in a kitchen with heat, equally dreamy daylight. It’s giving “golden hour” and I’m INTO IT! I plucked the remainder of the palette from the tile utilized by Heidi Caillier however I shifted it to be a bit extra on the teal finish of the spectrum as a result of I wished to see how that may render out.

The Moodboard:

I used to be itching to attempt one thing with extra sample for a backsplash and stumbled upon this that isn’t precisely teal however isn’t actually slate both. The paint shade is peach-meets-salmon-meets-plaster-meets-sunset and it may very well be nice in the best house. I personal this rug and it’s so, so good in actual life and has a mixture of pinks, teal, blue, yellow and purple which helps to make the remainder of the alternatives right here really feel a bit extra worldly. And since I used brass within the {hardware} of almost each different moodboard, I went with a sophisticated nickel right here (it has a hotter undertone than chrome), however gold can be simply as stunning.

1. Casablanca 5″ x 5″ Matte Ceramic Tile in Gaza | 2. Portofino by Portola Paints 3. Sherice Floating Shelf | 4. Stable Brass 1 3/8″ in Polished Nickel | 5. 4″ Facilities Pull in Polished Nickel | 6. Luca Small 13″ Conical Pendant, Matte Black | 7. Kody Stool (Set of two) | 8. Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Jules Oriental Machine Made Polyester Indoor Space Rug in Terracotta/Beige/Black | 9. Conway Stripe Cloth, Parchment

Coloration Palette To Strive: Mauve, Mustard, Emerald & Brass

The Inspiration:

Alright, I’ve requested you to be inventive all alongside, and this final palette (bonus quantity 6 as a result of I used to be feeling frisky) isn’t any exception. I couldn’t discover an precise inspiration picture, however I used to be standing in my kitchen the opposite day and thought “Wait…what if I am going purple, as a substitute?” It is a thought out of absolute left area as a result of #1: I don’t usually like purple, and #2: this utterly upends my preliminary design decisions.

However anyway, I’ve at all times beloved purple, mustard and purple collectively in my wardrobe, and figured…what the hell. How may it pan out in a kitchen design? I grabbed a photograph of my kitchen and did a crude Photoshop overlay with a dusty purple wall, cream backsplash, mustard checkerboard flooring and emerald eating cupboard. It’s undoubtedly a glance, however I feel it really works! I’m seemingly not going this route, however I wanted to see it earlier than ruling it out. Ideas?

The Moodboard:

There’s loads occurring right here, and possibly the emerald doesn’t even belong, however…I form of assume it does? A neutral-ish rug, curtain cloth and backsplash set the stage for all the opposite components, particularly that mauve paint (discover one with purple undertones somewhat than blue). Brass {hardware} performs off the heat of the cherry cupboards, mustard flooring, and camel leather-based eating chair.

1. Marin 2.5″ x 5″ Ceramic Wall Tile in Sand Greenback | 2. Sanctuary AF-620 by Benjamin Moore | 3. 24″ Brookside Rail System, 1 Cups & 3 S-Hooks – Aged Brass | 4. Mercer Drawer Pulls | 5. Dawn and Off White Checker Peel & Stick Tile Sticker | 6. Siena Stripe Linen, Buff | 7. Crawford 7″ Glass Flush Mount  | 8. Kelsey Leather-based Chair, Walnut Stain | 9. Evet Rug | 10. Arnika Eating Cupboard

Phew…there you’re. SIX shade palettes to attempt in your kitchen if in case you have cherry cupboards, want you didn’t, however don’t have the time, power, will, or funds to do a reno (and even paint them). I’m having a lot enjoyable with this and maintain surprisingly myself with the colour combos I’m discovering and cooking up. I actually REALLY hope that is useful content material and my explanations information you to take my moodboards and make them work in a technique or one other to your personal properties.

I’d love to listen to from any and all of you within the feedback…ideas, different suggestions, different requests…give it to me.

Keep tuned for espresso cupboards subsequent!

See ya!

Your pal in design, Arlyn.

Opening Picture Credit: Design by Meet West | Photograph by Rett Peek

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