If your favorite time of the year is autumn, you probably love it for a number of reasons – the crisp air, the scent of freshly picked apples and pumpkin pie, and of course, the gorgeous colors of the fall leaves. It stands to reason that you’d like your kitchen to be warm and inviting, but you may find adding a burst of autumnal color a little daunting.

After all, paint shades with names like “Fall Harvest”, “Golden Bounty” and “Maple Leaf Red” sound bold – because they are. But you should know you can bring the warmth – and the color – of fall into your kitchen. Here are a few ways to add color, even for the commitment-wary.

Use the bold color as a focal point. Instead of painting the entire kitchen in your bold fall shade of choice, choose one wall as an accent area. Use this wall to display complementary art, wall hangings or wreaths and floral displays. Tie the room together by choosing curtains, chair covers, tablecloths and place settings in patterns that feature your bold color along with your more neutral shade.

Choose the bold color for accent pieces. Not quite ready to move away from neutral walls? Decorate with your favorite fall colors instead. Choose wall hangings, floral arrangements, curtains and tableware in your bold color of choice. Display favorite collections that feature a fall color scheme.

Choose colorful kitchen appliances. Gone are the days when you were limited to silver, black or white kitchen appliances. Viking, for instance, offers their appliances in a vast array of designer colors. For autumn lovers, shades such as apple red, burgundy, Dijon and cinnamon are available.

Add a tile backsplash. If you choose to warm up your kitchen with a Cambria countertop in a shade like Aberdeen, Burnbury or Wilshire Red (just to name a few of their warmer tones) did you know you can add a tile backsplash using matching Cambria countertop material? Susan Jablon Mosaics is the expert on providing these beautiful, custom backsplashes – perfect for adding that pop of color.

If you’re ready to add a pop of warm fall color to your kitchen, Fahy Kitchens & Baths can help. Please feel free to contact us at (315) 735-8181 or fax to (315) 735-2829. Fahy Kitchens & Baths is located at 1908 Oriskany Street West in Utica, N.Y. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are appreciated.

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