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I don’t know about you, but I’m getting just a little tired of looking at the interior of my house. Don’t get me wrong; I love my house, but after a year of staying home it’s starting to look like it needs a serious facelift. My bland kitchen is the room in the house that I’m most focused on, because that’s the room I spend the most time in.

Instead of taking on a full renovation, I’ve been adding colour to my kitchen in smaller ways. Since doing so I’ve discovered that a single burst of colour in the middle of a plain room can really liven things up a bit. Here’s what I tried, and how you can add colour to your plain kitchen too.

Add colour to your bland kitchen with small appliances

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Small appliances don’t have to be just white, black, or stainless steel. There are a few different appliance manufacturers that make bright and bold styles, and adding one to your counter is a great way to add colour to your kitchen.

What colour is your KitchenAid?

It’s not hard to see why KitchenAid small appliances are some of the most sought-after appliances on the market. Not only do they work well, but they are available in bright, beautiful colours that can complement any kitchen.

I have a KitchenAid stand mixer in ice blue that I’ve placed on my countertop, and I swear it’s the first thing I look at whenever I go into the kitchen. It stands out among my stainless steel and black coffee maker, toaster oven, and microwave, and I love how bright and cheery it is. I bought it because it whips, mixes, and makes great bread dough, but I choose that colour to add a touch of life to the room.

KitchenAid small appliances come in so many colours too. From bright yellow, gold, cornflower blue, fire engine red, and pink, it’s easy to choose your favourite.

Add a bit of Smeg retro

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Smeg turns heads, there’s no doubt about it. If you want to add colour and a blast of retro style to your kitchen, just choose a Smeg coffee maker, Smeg toaster, or Smeg kettle. They come in pink, blue, and green, and they’re so cool and stylish you won’t have eyes for anything else on your counter.

Yes, you can have a pink fridge

Pink and red refrigerators are something I’ve only seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Switching up my fridge for a bright, bold colour has crossed my mind a few times this past year, especially after Samsung released their lineup of Bespoke refrigerators in January at CES 2021.


Adding a brightly coloured large appliance can change the entire style of your kitchen in one fell swoop. I love the colours in the Bespoke line. If you’d like to upgrade your fridge to something that adds a pop of colour to your kitchen, you should check out the latest Samsung fridges coming to Best Buy.

Dining sets can be bold and bright

I have a white dining table, and because it borders a white wall, I’ll be the first to admit it’s pretty bland to look at. If you have a white table and you’d like to jazz it up a bit, there are a few things you can do.

Brighter chairs are better

orange dining chairAdding brightly coloured dining chairs means you’ve always got something fun and bright to look at. I love orange chairs for how much they pop, but I’ve also been known to snag a green chair or two because it goes with the farmhouse theme I’ve got going in my kitchen.

Dining chairs are an easy change. If you’d like to switch them up without replacing them, you can always add a chair cover.

Bright tables and tableware

The good thing about having a white table is that you can add a ton of colour to brighten it up, and you can change your mind about what colour you choose depending on the season or your mood.

The single easiest way to add a burst of colour to your table is to use table linen. I don’t always use one, but I’m happy when I do. It brightens the room, adds a pattern if I’m in the mood for one, and is easy to change when I need something fresh.

You can also add a pop of colour using dinnerware. I swear I’ve gone through 10 different sets of dishes over the past few years. While I used to choose white, now I choose blue, green, and pink. It makes the table look great every day.

Wallcoverings don’t have to be permanent

wallpaper to add colourI used to shy away from wallpaper. It seemed too old-fashioned and permanent, but over the past year, I’ve changed my mind. The latest wallpaper and wall coverings are basically peel and stick. You can add them to your wall and when you’d like to change, just peel them off.

I love the rustic wallpaper with the shiplap style, but you can choose any kind you like and add a ton of colour to a bland kitchen.

Artwork is an easy add

I love adding a big, bright image to a bland wall, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to give your kitchen a new feel. You can choose from posters, framed prints, or go big with a mural. If you have your eye on a photo or painting and you think it’s too bright, I’d go for it anyway. Put it on a white or neutral wall and you’ll be thrilled with how much colour it adds.

Brighten up your bland kitchen today

When you are within the same four walls all the time, it can be hard to figure out how to improve the space. Adding a dash of colour to your kitchen can really help boost your mood, and it gives you something new to look at whenever you walk into the room.

I hope these small suggestions can be something you put to use today. You can find all types of bright, bold small appliances, large appliances, and home decor on Best Buy right now.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag