Kitchen Decorating Tips

I used to feel overwhelmed when I thought of decorating my kitchen, so I put off thinking about it for a long time. I’m pretty sure that I would break out in cold sweats when I thought about coordinating colors. It can be stressful when thinking about choosing the right color palette for a kitchen setting. Everyone is so different. I’m going to show you how to choose the right color palette for your home, and let you take a peek into my kitchen.


Begin with the right theme.

Choosing a theme is the hardest part. Once you have this chosen, color scheme and decoration comes much easier. When I was choosing my theme for my kitchen, I had to think about what the general feeling I wanted when people walk into this room. I wanted the room to feel open and bright with pops of colors that invoke feelings of happiness. With that in mind, I chose the theme: “Country Chic”. I love country themed kitchens and eventually when Adam and I get out of our tiny apartment, I would love a big stainless steel sink with a window above it and pretty lace curtains. But for now, I am working with what I have.

Here is an idea of how my kitchen will look one day — This country theme kitchen with incredible hardwood floors (the stuff dreams are made of) was designed by Joe & Stephanie Norman:

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Choosing the perfect colors.

I knew what colors I wanted right when we got married: white, cobalt blue, sunshine yellow. They are bright and fun and they fit well with my theme. I knew they would be easy to match decorations to, which was a big deal. I didn’t want to spend hours trying to match a difficult color. My palette turned out something like this:

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Now. Decorate!

I was so excited to start getting things to decorate. The first item we received as a gift for our wedding was a beautiful cobalt blue kitchen aid. It has made the PERFECT addition to our counter top. I love it. It is the exact color we wanted, so we ended up getting the Kitchenaid hand mixer, immersion blender and food processor in the same color for our wedding as well! Now we have pops of blue all over our kitchen, which is more than ideal.

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Next, we chose the plates and glassware. We received these adorable mason jar cups from my dear friend at my bridal shower and I use them every chance I get. They go so sweet with our bright yellow plates. We have matching yellow bowls and mugs as well. The color brings so much light into our kitchen.

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Disclaimer: I love puns. So when I saw this dish towel….Adam looked at me, rolled his eyes and put it in the cart. Not only did it go with our colors but it is so funny that I laugh every time I walk in the kitchen. I can’t help myself.

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I’m still looking for a sunflower clock to hang over my kitchen sink. It would be the perfect addition but I haven’t been able to find one that matches what I see in my head. If you know of where to find one, let me know!


Choosing your perfect color palette can take some time. Use these 4 questions when deciding how to decorate your kitchen to narrow down what you want:

  1. What do you want the over feel of the kitchen to be? Urban, old-fashioned, or bohemian? Check out this post if you aren’t sure what your decorating style is.
  2. What colors go well with your cabinets, counters and floors? Not all things go together. If you have dark wood, try lighter colors to balance it out and vice versa. We have white cabinets, so I wanted pops of color.
  3. Will your colors go with the rest of your home, or at least the rooms that are visible from the kitchen? I am all about a home being cohesive. When you walk from the kitchen into the living room, does it feel like two different people decorated? It should all flow nicely. I added cobalt blue and yellow throw pillows to our couch to tie the rooms together.
  4. Does it feel like you and your family? This is what it boils down to. Does it reflect the personality of your family? A kitchen is a place where families come together — to cook, to eat, to pack picnic lunches. Make sure it reflects that.

How have you decorated your kitchen? Do you love it? Is it time for a change? Tag me in pictures on instagram @blondeandambitiousblog so I can see your pretty kitchens! Let me know in the comments if this article helped you determine how you feel about decorating your kitchen or if it inspired you to go buy some paint and redo it! I can’t wait to see what you are all up to. Most of all, be sure to share this post on your favorite social media and tag someone who needs some kitchen decoration inspiration!

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Taylor Mobley

55 COMMENTS

  1. Kristin Cook | 20th Jun 16

    I love that blue and yellow combo. So pretty and perky!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thanks so much! That is exactly what I was going for.

  2. Shann | 20th Jun 16

    I love the colors you chose for your kitchen. They are bright and happy…perfect for the kitchen. That towel would make me laugh every day too!

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      It is the very best!!! Thanks for reading!! 🙂

  3. Jane | 20th Jun 16

    Love cobalt blue!! And I was thinking to get that Kitchenaid mixer, is it worth purchasing?
    xo JANE xo
    http://livingwithjane.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      YES! Oh my gosh. The Kitchenaid is amazing. Besides looking beautiful on your counter…it has endless uses. I vote yes!!

  4. Fatima | 20th Jun 16

    I love these tips! I’m terrible at home decor, but sometimes I like to pretend like I’m on the DIY network and come up with different color schemes. I think yellow and blue are very bold colors for my kitchen, so I’d probably try more pastel colors. I love old-fashioned kitchens.

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      I love it! It just depends on your style and personality!! 🙂 I love pastels too!

  5. Dia All The Things I Do | 20th Jun 16

    I want a kitchen aid so much! Beautiful design. I am still renting so I have yet to really decorate a kitchen but one day 🙂

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      I totally feel you. Right now we are just in a tiny apartment while my husband and I are finishing up school! I am itching to get our own house so I can paint and put holes in the walls and really make it our own.

  6. Cristina | 20th Jun 16

    I love pinning kitchen decor so this post gave me tons of decoration inspiration! I need to nail down what theme I want and then pick colors accordingly. Thanks for the tips!

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      No problem Christina!! 🙂 I love kitchen decor. It is my favorite room to decorate! Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Ashley | 20th Jun 16

    I absolutely love the colors you chose. Bravo!

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      Thank you so much!! 🙂 Bright colors are the best!

  8. Angela Tolsma | 20th Jun 16

    I love your cobalt mixer!! I got mine in white, and all my dishes are black and white. Fits perfectly with my theme! Your yellow dishes are awesome and I never would have thought to look for yellow dishes!!

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      Thank you!!! I looked at lots of white dishes. I love the minimalistic feel. 🙂

  9. Hannah | 20th Jun 16

    beautiful colors!! thanks for letting us peek inside your home 🙂

    XO,

    Hannah from HMS Jewels
    http://www.hmsjewels.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      No problem. 🙂 I can’t wait to show you more!

  10. michelle mink | 20th Jun 16

    the don’t be afraid to take whisks towel is adorable! also i would love for my kitchen to look like the picture towards the top

    • Taylor Mobley | 20th Jun 16

      Thanks! It is my favorite part of my kitchen. And me too, that is the dream!!!

  11. Audrey Stowe | 21st Jun 16

    I think bright colors for your kitchen are so fun!! Especially loving that yellow!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thank you!! 🙂 I love it. Yellow is one of my favorite colors for the home.

  12. Elana | 21st Jun 16

    I LOVE the color of that mixer!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thank you so much! The specific kitchenaid color is Twilight Blue. Our hand mixer, immersion blender and chopper is also in Twilight Blue!

  13. Shane | 21st Jun 16

    I am loving the cobalt touch! Makes me so excited to decorate my own kitchen one day!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      I’m excited for you! Start gathering ideas now 🙂

  14. Lily | 21st Jun 16

    I loved reading this! Your style is so so cute and I love the colors!!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thanks Lily!! I really appreciate you stopping by:

  15. Teresa | 21st Jun 16

    I love the yellow and blue combo! So beautiful. Such a pretty mixer! I would be lost without mine

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thank you!! I LOVE my mixer. I can’t imagine my kitchen without it!

  16. Kayla | 21st Jun 16

    Your mixer is so cute! I love the colors you chose. Kitchens are hard work but such an important part of the house!

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      They are a huge focal point for me! Everyone will be in your kitchen at some point 🙂

  17. The Confused Millennial | 21st Jun 16

    Such helpful tips! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thank you! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!!

  18. Anna | 21st Jun 16

    Blue and yellow is such a pretty combination! Great tips girl!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

  19. Alexandra Hollander | 21st Jun 16

    Great photos, and helpful tips!

  20. courtney | 21st Jun 16

    I feel like the kitchen is one of those places where I can’t quite figure out what I want to do! I currently have a parisian garden theme with white and a blue/grey accent. I love the pop of yellow in your accessories!

    La Belle Sirene

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      I love the garden theme!! That is a great idea! Maybe add those pops of color. 🙂

  21. Sami Mast | 21st Jun 16

    These are such fun kitchen colors, that mixer is to die for!! I can’t wait to decorate my own kitchen one day.

    xo
    Sami
    http://www.theclassicbrunette.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      It is SO much fun, Sami. I can’t wait to decorate my REAL kitchen instead of my tiny apartment one 😉

  22. Mindy Thompson | 21st Jun 16

    You kitchen colors are so pretty! I love the summery pops of yellow! Xoxo Mindy

    • Taylor Mobley | 21st Jun 16

      Thanks mindy!! 🙂 I love it! Brings a little sunshine in.

  23. Amanda | Glitter & Spice | 22nd Jun 16

    OMG I love your kitchen inspo picture. Such #goals!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

  24. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 22nd Jun 16

    WHERE DID YOU GET THAT DISH TOWEL?!?!??! I love puns too, and we are kitchen soul mates because my dish towel currently says “JUST ROLL WITH IT” with rolling pins all over it! Ha!

    Coming Up Roses

    • Taylor Mobley | 22nd Jun 16

      I just laughed OUT LOUD at your rolling pin towel. I need it! Also — Kohl’s!! They have so many. Go pick one up so we can match!!!

  25. Chronicling Home | 23rd Jun 16

    Decorating kitchens are my favorite things to do. There are so many cute things you can include in a kitchen!

    Nicole // Chronicling Home

    • Taylor Mobley | 23rd Jun 16

      So true!! There are SO many adorable things you can do!

  26. adriana | 23rd Jun 16

    I LOVE blue/yellow together, such a great choice! I think it’s so inviting and pretty! I still live at home, but my dream kitchen is white cabinets with white carrera counter tops and a fun colored tile backsplash! Haha I have it all picked out! ; )

  27. Amanda | 27th Jun 16

    Love your kitchen colors! Mine are black and red, but I would love to make it brighter and more cheerful soon.

    Xoxo,
    Amanda
    trulyyoursa.com

    • Taylor Mobley | 27th Jun 16

      Love that Amanda! Black and red are kitchen classics 🙂

  28. Leah | 1st Aug 16

    Love your kitchen inspo!

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