If you're going to use oranges and reds, then for the love of money, make sure the hues are soft and appealing. Oranges and reds work especially well in the kitchen, which is the feel-good room of the house. These colors make people think about food. They also help to create a festive, vibrant atmosphere [source: Gulliksen].
If you'd like to grab a buyer's attention, then yellow is another great color for the kitchen, especially if there's a lot of sunlight streaming through the windows. Like red and orange, yellow reminds people of food. It also has a clean and airy summerlike feeling. Yellow can be combined with red or green accents on chairs and small appliances, which also helps create a playful mood [source: Arieff].