18 Colorful Spring Kitchens That'll Inspire You to Brighten Up Your Own

by Kristen Bousquet
Mar 16, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. ET

If there's one room that should be bright, open and happy, it's your kitchen. Aside from your living room, it's probably where you spend most of your time. From hosting brunch and holidays with the family to spending quality time with your S.O. making dinner together every night, it's one of the most social rooms of your home. So why not give it a facelift this year? Luckily for you, we have plenty of colorful spring kitchen ideas.

For those a little hesitant to add color to your space, we completely understand. It can be a scary step! Because what if you hate it? For home-renovating newbies, start small and add colorful pops via decor or kitchen appliances. Buy some funky, bright mugs; choose a pots-and-pans collection in a wild color; or add a long, vibrant rug.

For those willing to take a bigger leap, we have everything from mint-green wallpaper to yellow cabinets and ceilings. You can even extend your colorful backsplash to the floor! Your options are seemingly endless.

Are you ready for it? Here are 18 kitchens to give you inspiration and our product picks and paint samples to help you pull them off.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2017.

1/37 :Pops of Blue

Try incorporating colorful pieces to balance out the metal and wood elements.

2 /37: Baby Blue Tea Kettle

2/37 :Baby Blue Tea Kettle

Kate Spade tea kettle, $50 at Kate Spade

3 /37: Hide a Colorful Surprise in the Cabinets

3/37 :Hide a Colorful Surprise in the Cabinets

Opt for color inside your cabinets, where people will only see it when you open them up. Surprise!

4 /37: Thai Teal

4/37 :Thai Teal

Thai Teal interior/exterior paint sample, $3.27 at Home Depot

5 /37: A Bold Table

5/37 :A Bold Table

A bold-hued table or chair set can be the difference between fun and drab.

6 /37: Swap Out the Chairs

6/37 :Swap Out the Chairs

Blanca upholstered dining chairs with Caribbean blue linen (set of four), $219.60 at Houzz

7 /37: Slightly Darker Hues

7/37 :Slightly Darker Hues

Not into neon shades? Go for deeper tones that still keep things interesting.

8 /37: Bright Red Pots & Pans

8/37 :Bright Red Pots & Pans

Food Network 10-piece ceramic cookware set, $99.99 at Kohl's

9 /37: Look to the Floor

9/37 :Look to the Floor

Add a chill vintage flair with a colorful antique rug.

10 /37: A Rug Worth Staring At

10/37 :A Rug Worth Staring At

Palazzo rug, $99 at eSaleRugs

11/37 :Add Plants

Plants count as color too!

12 /37: Succulents FTW

12/37 :Succulents FTW

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia stoneware square terra-cotta planter, $12.99 at Target

13 /37: A Splash of Color

13/37 :A Splash of Color

Add a splash of color throughout the room to add brightness without overwhelming the space.

14/37 :Go Geo

Modern geometric coffee mug, $15 at hangtightstudio88/Etsy

15 /37: Multicolor Stained-Glass

15/37 :Multicolor Stained-Glass

A multicolor painting or stained-glass window brings richness to a space.

16 /37: Bright Wall Art

16/37 :Bright Wall Art

Pineapple print, $5.99 at WordsAndConfetti/Etsy

17 /37: Make Sure It Pops

17/37 :Make Sure It Pops

If you're going bright in a big way (like your kitchen cabinets or island), keep the surrounding areas simple.

18 /37: Bright & Functional

18/37 :Bright & Functional

Threshold Windham wood-top kitchen island, $189.99 at Target

19 /37: More Yellow

19/37 :More Yellow

If a yellow-hued ceiling isn't for you, then go for the cabinets.

20 /37: The Perfect Shade of Yellow

20/37 :The Perfect Shade of Yellow

Yellow Flash interior/exterior paint sample, $3.27 at Home Depot

21 /37: A Bright Tile Floor

21/37 :A Bright Tile Floor

Colorful floors aren't just pretty, they also hide stains and dirt well.

22 /37: Mosaic Floor Tile

22/37 :Mosaic Floor Tile

Contempo blue-gray frosted glass mosaic floor and wall tile, $15.50 each at Home Depot

23 /37: Bold Backsplash

23/37 :Bold Backsplash

A bold backsplash pairs well with neutral cabinets.

24 /37: A Subtler Shade

24/37 :A Subtler Shade

Behr Marquee Misty Isle One-Coat Hide Interior Eggshell Enamel, $43.98 at Home Depot

25 /37: Eye-Grabbing Wallpaper

25/37 :Eye-Grabbing Wallpaper

Make a major statement and try colorful wallpaper.

26 /37: Go Green

26/37 :Go Green

Rifle Paper Co. peonies (mint), $190 at Hygge & West

27/37 :Go Monochromatic

Choose one color and deck the room out in various shades for a cool, semi-monochromatic look.

28 /37: Pick a Shade of Green

28/37 :Pick a Shade of Green

Mountain Mint interior/exterior paint sample, $3.27 at Home Depot

29 /37: Mix & Match

29/37 :Mix & Match

Try a funky and unexpected combo of shades, like pastel orange and green.

30 /37: Tick-Tock

30/37 :Tick-Tock

Sea-foam green wall clock, $42 at MakingTimeTC/Etsy

31 /37: Draw the Eyes Up, Down, All Around

31/37 :Draw the Eyes Up, Down, All Around

Mixing bold and neutral shades creates a cool contrast — especially when the color comes from a rug.

32 /37: A Touch of Pink

32/37 :A Touch of Pink

Carly floral tufted rug, $99 – $629 at Urban Outfitters

33 /37: Swap Out the Countertops

33/37 :Swap Out the Countertops

Take a chance with a marble countertop — it's made for Instagram.

34 /37: Marvelous Marble

34/37 :Marvelous Marble

Wilsonart premium Calcutta marble laminate kitchen countertop sheet, $72.98 at Lowe's

35 /37: Warm or Cool Tones

35/37 :Warm or Cool Tones

Another option: Choose a color family, like warm or cool tones, which coordinate well without looking loopy.

36 /37: Swap Out the Bar Stools

36/37 :Swap Out the Bar Stools

Birch Lane 30-inch bar stool (set of two), $125.99 at Birch Lane

37 /37: Pin It!

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37/37 :Pin It!

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