Jewel tone colors are richly saturated hues named for gems including sapphire blue, ruby red, amethyst purple, and emerald green. Jewel tone palettes are often a contrast of intense colors, beaming brightly against the stark backdrop of winter or sparking the perfect color storm for any season.
When decorating with jewel tones in your kitchen, it’s important to decide on a base color to help ground the space. Consider finishes and tones within the space to help guide your use of jewel tone colors. If you’re going for a warmer palette, try incorporating more reds and warm purples, along with gold or brass finishes. For a cooler palette, opt for sapphire blues or emerald greens, with silver finishes for contrast.
In your kitchen, these rich jewel tones will add instant depth and sophistication. Use these four shades on kitchen cabinets, walls, appliances, and accessories to turn your kitchen into an instant gem.
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1.) Blue Sapphire
Shades inspired by blue sapphire are often rich and rewarding, bringing depth and sophistication to any kitchen. The name sapphire is derived from the Latin word ““saphirus” and the Greek word “sapheiros,” both meaning blue. Some believe that the name sapphire is derived from its association with the planet Saturn.
Sapphire blue is a cool yet vibrant color with symbolism tied to nature, sky, and water. Considered a friendly and trustworthy color, Sapphire blue is said to be soothing and peaceful when used in your home. The rich qualities of Sapphire are said to invoke stability and create a calming nature, while also lifting the spirits with its bright and attractive qualities.
Big Chill Classic 36″ Stove in Cobalt Blue with Brushed Brass Trim
Big Chill Classic 36″ Hood in Cobalt Blue with Brushed Brass Trim
Big Chill Mini Refrigerator in Cobalt Blue
Big Chill custom colors: 5005 Signal Blue, 5010 Gentian Blue, 5017 Traffic Blue, 5019 Capri Blue
A rare variety of beryl that is colored green by chromium, Emerald is valued as a rare and extraordinary gem. Emerald green has an alluring and earthy quality to it, being one of nature’s most prevalent colors. Emerald green is often associated with creative, productive energy. Balance and vitality sum up the paradox of the color emerald.
Use emerald green in your kitchen to attract good fortune and luck, pairing with neutral shades like white or ivory, or with contrasting pops of color like citrine or honey yellow. When combined with cream, beige or brown, emerald elicits a calming effect on the senses.
Big Chill Custom Colors: 6020 Chrome Green, 6028 Pine Green, 6002 Leaf Green, 6029 Mint Green
3.) Ruby Red
A precious stone consisting of corundum, the color of ruby red varies from deep crimson to pale rose. A lustrous, deep red stone, rubies have accrued special and symbolic meaning through time. Through the ages, the ruby has represented nobility and passion. From ancient times through the modern-day, rubies have been highly valued by cultures around the world.
In your kitchen, the color ruby red introduces depth and sophistication, while also supplying a dose of rich yet eye-catching color. Pair with metallic accents, like brushed brass or chrome.
Big Chill Custom Colors: 2002 Vermillion, 3002 Carmine Red, 3003 Ruby Red, 3013 Tomato Red
Big Chill custom colors: 3003 Ruby Red, 3005 Wine Red, 3002 Carmine Red, 3011 Brown Red
Amethyst Gemstone is the purple variety of the Quartz mineral. Amethyst’s purple color can range from a light lilac to a deep, intense royal purple.
Purple as a favorite color is said to represent an artistic and unique individual, often very intuitive and interested deeply in spirituality. Purple has long been associated with bravery and excellence. Purple is a combination of red (for stimulation) and blue (for serenity), making it the perfect color dichotomy and the perfect color for an uplifting environment.
Amethyst is one of the most famous and prominent crystals because of its beautiful coloration as well as its spiritual meaning. Use colors inspired by amethyst in your kitchen to introduce instant grounding to any space.
Big Chill Custom Colors: 4005 Blue Lilac, 4001 Red Lilac, 4009 Lavender, 4007 Purple Violet
Big Chill custom colors: 4001 Red Lilac, 4005 Blue Lilac, 4007 Purple Violet, 4009 Lavender
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