The three major components of a kitchen's color scheme are cabinetry, floor color, and countertops. For those with a near vacant kitchen, the color choices are wide open. Keep the color scheme simple. Add color highlights with accessories and small items. The concept allows a change in the theme over time without major replacement costs.
Paint cabinetry to coordinate with flooring and countertop selections. Refer to paint chips, or a color chart for ideas. For the preferred color scheme, use two dominant colors and an accent color.
Choose countertops first. Choices include:
Countertops are likely the most expensive investment. Bring along a sample of the countertop, when selecting the flooring. Coordinate floor and countertop finishes. Choices are glossy or matte, flat or textured.
Look for color variations in the countertop. Granite and marble especially have a prominent color with elements of other colors.