Paint Colors for Kitchens
Kitchen Color Combinations
Following are ready color palettes that will give you suggestions on colors for the walls, cabinets, and furniture.
Now that you have a few suggestions on the paint color combination, why don’t we go through some of the checkpoints or important step that need to be followed. Repainting a kitchen is not a small task and you will require proper strategies to make the entire process a little less stressful.
Make Use of Samples
Sometimes, just looking at the paint chips and cards or images of wonderfully-painted kitchens is not enough. There are times when you require tangible ideas. Also, certain color shades may have different names, but they look quite similar, confusing you furthermore. Which is why, paint samples can come in handy. Apply a few coats on your walls to see how they will appear once applied. This way, you can visually tell what that particular color’s effect is.
Begin with the Primary Color
Many times, the trouble or the reason you’re stuck in finalizing colors is because you haven’t chosen the primary color for the kitchen. The primary or general color will define how your kitchen will appear once completed. Your primary color will be painted on all the walls that make up the space of the kitchen. Now remember, choose a color that looks fabulous in your eyes; it doesn’t matter whether it’s dark or light.
Gather the Paint Chips & Cards
For secondary colors, you may need to fetch the paint chips. Depending on the primary color you’ve selected, pick shades that work well with it. These shades can be either a few lighter or darker shades of the primary color, or a contrasting color altogether. Similar to the color combination ideas we’ve provided above, you can work with different colors for the entire kitchen, furniture and cabinets included.
Working the Contrast
While selecting and combining colors, it’s quite common to get confused as to which shades work well with one another. So how do we go about it? Well, the first thing you see is your primary color. If the base color is light, then you can include dark shades of the base color or a different dark color for the cabinets and furniture; and that goes the other way as well. Now the furniture and the cabinets need not be of the same color. You can easily incorporate a new color to give the kitchen a fresh look. Now if your cabinets and furniture have wooden finish, then you have to figure out which colors will enhance the kitchen.
Don’t Forget the Ceiling
Many tend to overlook the importance of a kitchen ceiling. As a matter of fact, the ceiling is a vital piece in painting the entire kitchen. You can go with classic white as this color can enhance any color combination and shades. Or if you’d like to make a bold statement, then experimenting with other color shades can be considered.
Eliminate & Finalize
After investing so much time in picking and sorting through various color combination, eliminating the shades you don’t think will work is essential. Don’t doubt your choices and pick colors that appeal your taste. At the end, all that’s left is to select the colors you wanted for the kitchen and using the samples to check whether the combination is attractive.
If you find it difficult to make the final decision, include your family and friends to help you out. Fresh set of eyes can make a huge difference when it comes to choosing paint colors. However, be careful that you don’t end up getting more confused with extra suggestions.