A kitchen mat, as well as being practical, can also be used to bring a little bit more color and personality into an otherwise purely functional space. However, the right color can often be a bit tricky to ascertain.
- Have a neutral or monochromatic kitchen?
Many contemporary kitchens with their white or metallic appliances and their block-colored cupboards are in danger of looking a little clinical.
A saturated solid-color mat really looks great in a toned-down space, and you'll be surprised what a difference it can make to the room. You can also make good use of patterns and designs here.
- Have bright décor and kitchen cabinetry?
However, if you have opted for bright or dark colors and designs, a more neutral, single-color mat might be the best option as it won't compete or clash with other things going on in the room.
- Looking for something a little fun?
Themed mats with pictures and writing add a little quirk to your kitchen, but again, you are going to want to pay attention to the colors.
The main color of the rug should match with the dominant tone of your kitchen. So, for instance, if you have warm-colored walls such as red, yellow, orange, and honey-wood cabinets, seek out these kinds of colors in the rug too. And the same goes for cool colors such as blue, grey, green, and ashy-colored cabinets.
With mostly white, black, or metallic kitchens, you can go either way, selecting either warm or cool. Just pay close attention to colors found in other objects and decorations you already have in the room.