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Kitchen Painting: How to Choose the Perfect Colour Scheme

Kitchens are the heart of every home. When it’s time to renovate or redecorate, choosing the right colour scheme to paint your kitchen isn’t always easy.

Ultimately, the best colours for painting a kitchen will be determined by your personal taste, but we’ve compiled some tips to help.

Consider Existing Colours

In most cases, you aren’t designing your colour scheme from scratch unless you’re building a new house or renovating an existing one.

If you’re planning a new colour scheme for your kitchen, you’ll want to take into consideration your floor, cabinets, backsplash, and appliances. Do you want to choose brighter colours to compensate for your dark black appliances? Are you interested in using the white of your cabinet as an accent on your wall?

As you consider this, don’t forget to take a look at the undertone of your counters and cabinets to see what shades would pair best with it. You should also know the difference between warm, cool, and neutral shades to find complementary colours.

While there are no right or wrong approaches, it’s important to think about your colour choice thoroughly. There’s nothing worse than regretting your new kitchen paint colour because it clashes with something else in the room!

Pick Your Favourite Colour Palettes

Identify your favourite colours by brainstorming. It’s good to keep track of any colours in contention, regardless of whether you’re torn between misty greys or bold reds. The number of apps and software available to assist you in matching a specific colour you have in mind is endless. If you’re so inclined, you can even consider colour psychology!

If you prefer seeing the colours in person, you can also visit your local home improvement store. Many stores offer paint samples that already complement each other, so you won’t have to worry about finding the perfect match.

Take Your Lighting Into Account

Consider lighting when you narrow down your choices, as it impacts the look of your paint once it’s in your kitchen. The same image you saw on a screen or in a store might appear bland or dark on your walls.

Take some time to consider the lighting in your kitchen, natural or otherwise, as well as the types of light bulbs you use in your home. To find the colour you want, you’ll need to see it in your kitchen, under your lights. Don’t be afraid to paint a small test patch on your kitchen wall to get an idea of what the final result will look like!

It might also be a good idea to paint your walls differently depending on where your fixtures are placed if your lighting is uneven. A brightly painted wall in a darker corner of a room can help balance out the space. Accent walls continue to be a huge painting trend.

Opt For Neutral Surfaces and Appliances 

This step only works if you have the opportunity to build a new kitchen or remodel an existing one. You can expand your range of kitchen paint colours by selecting neutral shades for your cabinets and countertops.

You should pay special attention to your counters and backsplash, which are the most eye-catching aspects of your room. This way, you don’t have to worry about your beautiful paint colours competing for attention with bolder patterns or designs. You will also save yourself a lot of headaches if you decide to repaint your kitchen in the future.

There are some homeowners who enjoy a pop of colour next to neutral walls or a countertop that contrasts with subtle accents elsewhere in the kitchen.

Don’t Be Afraid of Bold Accents

Even though you don’t want every surface in your kitchen to be covered in colour, adding fun and colourful accents to your kitchen will add a touch of personality. Try adding a pop of colour with your backsplash, or an accent wall as mentioned above, or even change up your light fixtures for some vibrant hues if you end up choosing subtle or neutral colours. Last but not least, make sure you remember the kitchen door!

Add Personality

Consider these tips against current home decor trends, but remember that your kitchen should be uniquely yours. Take into account all the factors we mentioned as well as professional advice, but don’t be afraid to pick something you love. For a long time to come, the best kitchen colours will be the ones you and your family will enjoy living and cooking with.

How Do I Choose a Colour Scheme For My Kitchen?

You don’t have to make a decision right away, but if you still struggle to pick a colour scheme for your kitchen, it’s okay to take your time.

You should make sure you are really ready for a change before painting your walls with long-lasting paint. It’s a big decision!

Once you’ve made that choice, don’t forget to prep your space—and consider hiring a pro to tackle the work!