The kitchen is the heart of the home and if the heart of your home is looking a little tired, introducing color just might be the change you need to brighten this space!

It’s easy to overlook the decors and colors of a room especially if you spend most of your time in it. If your kitchen does not require an extensive makeover, adding pops of color here and there is a budget-friendly way of refreshing the room. From major updates to small touches, here are simple small apartment ideas for introducing color in the kitchen:

Striking Cabinetry

Did you know that cabinets account for 60% of the kitchen? Giving your cabinetry a fresh coat of paint adds a much-needed boost of color to the most hardworking room in your apartment!

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If your kitchen is looking a little too one dimensional, choose a contrasting color to make a statement accent. Shades of blue, green, aqua, and cheerful yellow pair perfectly with an all-white kitchen.  You can also use softer shades or pastels to update your cabinetry.

Colorful Dinnerware

Adding colorful dinnerware is one of my favorite small apartment ideas for updating the kitchen because it requires minimal effort + it’s so affordable.

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I love my all-white dinnerware because it goes with everything but colorful sets are awesome too! You can use your colorful dinnerware set as accent colors. Pair your colorful set of dishes with equally striking linens, placemats, and table runner to elevate your dining experience.

Eye-Catching Table Centerpiece

Got no time giving your kitchen a fresh coat of paint? Try placing a stunning centerpiece on the dining table. A beautiful table accent creates an air of coziness, making your dining experience even more intimate.

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The table centerpiece anchors the design elements of the room as well. Pictured above, the delicate blooms added texture and character to an otherwise plain dining table.

Vibrant Rugs

Define the kitchen with colorful carpets and rugs! This is one of the best small apartment ideas for introducing color and character to the kitchen when you’re working with a limited budget.

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Just place a couple of carpets in the kitchen, choose a shade that complements your existing interiors and you’re done. It’s that easy! But the overall effects makes the room pop!

Wall Decals

We’re huge fans of wall decals here at Space Optimized! Wall decals are basically massive stickers that come in an array of colors and designs to choose from. The best thing about these stick-on wall decors is that they’re reusable.

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Installation and removal are so easy because the decals do not leave a sticky residue on the walls too! Just choose a wall decal that suits your kitchen, stick it on any surface and voila, you have an accent wall!

Statement Backsplash

Create a statement backsplash above the countertop or sink to elevate your kitchen interiors! The intricate design and vivid hue add a touch of kitsch to a plain kitchen.

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If you love DIY projects, installing the ceramic tiles should be a breeze otherwise, get a professional to create an eye-catching backsplash for you!

Bold Window Treatment

Don’t you just love functional home accents? Funky window treatments can change the look of any room dramatically. Swap plain curtains with graphic window treatments to add a dose of color to the kitchen!

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Complement the window treatment with equally eye-catching accents in the same color, such as vases or dinnerware, to create a harmonious space.

Colorful Shelves

If say, you love the look of your all-white or neutral kitchen but you’d like to add a pop of color in unexpected places, try painting the insides of your kitchen cabinets or spray painting the oven!

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Use smaller kitchen pieces to brighten up the room and complement the hidden pops of color to add a fun, carefree vibe to the kitchen!

High-Impact Pieces

Shopping for kitchen appliances? If the budget allows, go for colorful kitchen appliances that break your interiors’ monotonous color scheme.

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A colorful fridge or oven, as well as a high-impact sink, give your interiors a surprise dose of color in the most unexpected places!

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A snazzy sink or a high-impact kitchen appliance can be pricey but it’s a great investment for folks who love to spend most of their time in the kitchen!

Showcase Art

Hanging artworks is a terrific way to brighten the kitchen. An eye-catching artwork also serves as a point of interest in the room, giving the kitchen a more personalized feel.

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But if say, you live in a rental or you don’t want to drill holes in the walls to hang a painting or two, set the artworks on any available surface, letting them rest against the wall for an effortlessly chic look.

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