The kitchen is more important than some people give it credit for. It is after all, the place where all the homemade food is prepared. And there are few things that can be compared with the rich aroma and its splendid taste. Among all the rooms in your house, the kitchen is the absolute king.
The kitchen is where the family comes together for their meals and it has lots of memories associated with it. It might also be the room in your house where most of the work happens. How your kitchen is painted provides the background for the memories you are going to make, and will have an effect in how you feel when you are cooking in your kitchen.
If you are thinking of upgrading your kitchen, then here are a few tips that you will find helpful:
Painting the walls of your kitchen
Kitchen walls are likely to become dirty due to grease marks or if something accidently falls or splashes on the walls. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose paints that have a glossy finish so you can easily clean the walls if they become dirty without damaging the paint.
When choosing colors for your kitchen, most people prefer using white, neutral colors like beige, brown or light pinks and other cool shades , which makes sense because warm colors can make the kitchen feel too hot. But if you want to opt for a different look, then you can combine a warm color for the walls, and pick white for the cabinets.
Alternatively, you can also choose a color combination of a warm shade combined with a lighter shade of the same color. This will tone down the warmth of the color and you will get to paint your kitchen walls with your favorite color.
Common color combinations for kitchen walls are: Blue or green with white trim, White (obviously), beige, brown and red (with white trims and white cabinets).
Painting kitchen cabinets
The color of the kitchen cabinets needs to be selected in a way that it complements the color of the walls. Some people like choosing light colors, but since kitchen cabinets are used a lot, it is likely that light colors will show finger prints, or marks more clearly than darker shades of paint.
And just like walls, the kitchen cabinets can become dirty too. So it is a good idea to use high quality paint with a glossy finish so you can just wipe over your cabinets to clean them.
Common color choices for kitchen cabinets are brown (both light and dark), dark blue, black and white. You can even have patterns designed on your kitchen cabinets to make your kitchen cabinets look like a work of art. Just make sure not to use colors in the design that don’t go well with the color of the walls.
There are no hard and fast rules about the colors you can choose when painting your kitchen; it really is all about selecting the right color combination so the colors look balanced in your kitchen.
We also recommend you get advice from a professional painter before you get your kitchen painted and discuss your plans with them. They will guide you on the steps you need to take make your dream kitchen design a reality.