Kitchen Paint Colors
3 Paint Tips and Tricks
- Kitchen Walls. Don’t stress. Cabinetry covers at least 50% of most kitchen wall space, leaving the other 50% to be used for backsplashes, trim, and other non-paint areas. That leaves a smaller area than you might think that needs paint.
- Painting Cabinets. Unless they are thermofoil, cabinets also are fair game for painting. Your biggest hurdle, with older kitchens, is to make sure the cabinets are adequately prepped for paint. TSP is a very cheap cleaning solution available at any hardware store that removes even the most stubborn kitchen grime.
- Ceiling. Finally, don’t forget the ceiling. Ceilings tend to be “forgotten territory” whenever painting happens. While strong colors on ceilings can make the room feel oppressive, you can vary the “basic white” look by going for cream, putty, or other neutral shades.
You’ll Love to Spend Time In
Benjamin Moore has great traditional, come-on-home colors. And this paint color, with its autumn gold back wall set off by another mildly spicy wall, exemplifies that homey nature. It’s the kind of kitchen that guests will want to hang out in after the party’s over.
Splashing the Backsplash
This paint color scheme pivots on one simple idea: pure white for most of the kitchen, with one highly distinctive accent in a limited area.
For distinctive style, you don’t need much more than this kitchen backsplash “splash” of Behr Embellished Blue. This is an effective look that works well in conjunction with the dark natural wood cabinetry.
Light and Airy Paint Colors
It’s a fresh pastel look for this joining of Valspar and Martha Stewart Colors. The light blue/green of the Vintage Map wall color makes for a soothing kitchen.
Ultra Modern Bold Kitchen
Valspar really excels when it comes to color richness. This paint color is extremely rich and bold and lives comfortably side-by-side with contemporary stainless steel, glass, and granite.
Food-Themed Paint. Imagine That!
Talk about making colors match the room’s function. Apple crisp, popcorn, chai latte… No, those aren’t the dishes you are preparing : those are the evocative names for these warm and tasty Behr paint colors.