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Selecting the Right Color Scheme for Your Outdoor Cabinets

Something that traditionally started with just a grill has now expanded into an entire outdoor living area with a full kitchen, dining area, and sometimes even a bar. Custom outdoor kitchens are being added to homeowners’ backyards more and more often. What’s great about being able to build your own outdoor kitchen is the fact that you can start from scratch. You can customize everything from the layout, to all the design details. We recommend using your kitchen cabinets as a jumping off point in your design process, as it’s one of the main features of your kitchen and will set the tone for the whole space. There are a lot of different trends and styles to choose from, so here’s a few suggestions to help you select the right color scheme for your outdoor cabinets.

Bright and bold
This type of color scheme is simple in the fact that it really only needs two types of colors; soft naturals, and accent colors using a bright and bold pop. Plus, it allows a lot of creativity, and design has no bounds – it’s your space and you can customize it however you want. If you’re wanting more of a warmer, vibrant, and ‘little slice of paradise’ vibe – this type of color scheme would be a great choice. Choosing vibrant colors like yellow or red for the cabinetry while pairing it with neutral countertops and accessories will really bring your vision, and backyard, to life.

Modern and minimal
If your personal style tends to gear toward more of the modern and minimalist trend, then this one’s for you. Darker colors like black, charcoal, and grey, while being thoughtfully paired with an accent color – like white or cream – is the ideal color scheme for a luxurious and modern feel. If you’ve decided on stainless steel appliances, go bold with black cabinetry and stainless-steel hardware for a stunning and cohesive look.

Light and airy
If you’re looking for that sleek look, but in a cleaner way, using more white and cream colors with hints of greens and neutrals will give you exactly what you’re looking for. This color scheme pairs very well with different types of textures and finishes, which you can get with a marine grade polymer for your cabinetry, as this will bring a pop of the wood-like element into the space. This type of finish should also be easy to match to different sets of furniture to really bring the whole area together.

Cool tones
These palettes of colors are quite different from the others, as it sort of mixes everything together. With this, you’ll have your dark colors like black and grey, some softer white and cream neutrals, and a pop of color like steel blue or purple. This type of color scheme gives off a very cozy feel. With your outdoor kitchen really being the focal point of the space, don’t be afraid to have fun with the cabinets by going with one of the cool-toned colors.

Jumping into the design process of your very own outdoor kitchen is very exciting – any homeowner who’s done it can attest to that. Creating the layout of the kitchen will be interesting, but the real fun is choosing the color scheme and overall aesthetic you want for the space. Friends and family will be over often, so you definitely want something that you’re proud of and makes a statement. Cabinetry can come in many different materials, colors, and finishes, so you can get exactly what you want for the environment you’re living it up in.

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