As the years go by our kitchens will gather grease and grime from all the activity that goes on in there. This can make a kitchen look older than it is and a fresh coat of paint can do wonders to transform an older kitchen. L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc has prepared a few exciting paint color ideas to give your tired kitchen a makeover!
Makeover Tips for an Old Kitchen
There are some issues that come into play when painting a kitchen. Appliances, cabinets, furniture, window placement and appliances leave little wall space, so it’s important to make the color count. Look at your kitchen, paying attention to these factors before you decide on the color or colors you think will work. You can find a perfect color match for accent and trim when you factor in all the pre-existing colors in your kitchen. Off-white kitchen walls, cabinets and trim look great with colorful accents. Plain white walls can look boring next to plain white cabinets and countertops. Try adding a bright purple countertop or yellow trim to revive an older kitchen. Accents, trim and wall colors need to be balanced between subtle and intense tones. This will create a stable and striking kitchen. Try not to pick extremely bright and intense colors as this can produce an overwhelming result. Paint colors can look very different on the sample paint swatch. When used throughout the entire kitchen, they may not work as well. These colors should be used for the trim and accents against subtle and softer tones used for the focal point.
Choosing Paint Colors for Your Kitchen
When it comes to choosing paint colors it can be time-consuming and frustrating. When you look at all the shades available to you it’s overwhelming. You can narrow things down a little because there are certain colors that just work better in certain rooms. Colors like whites, grays, blues, reds, yellows and greens are great for the kitchen. These colors and their different shades can make a difference, giving your kitchen a warm and inviting feel. White is good at energizing a room which can help get your day off to a good start. Accents and trim will really stand out against a white kitchen. Gray is neutral and can be a cooler color, but the right shade can work wonders in the kitchen and goes great with so many other colors. Blue is good for kitchens and creates a clean and crisp look. It’s also invigorating but should be used sparingly to not over power the room. Blue should be accented with hues in white, gray and neutral tones to prevent it from feeling too dark or intense. Red can stimulate the appetite and is very versatile. All shades of red make a kitchen pop. Yellow can make a room bright immediately. It has also been known to make people feel hungry and has a calming and happy effect which is great for a kitchen. Yellow can also make a room feel larger and goes well with gray and white accents. Shades of green from mint and apple are a smart choice for kitchens and look great with wood and white accents. Try adding a striking shade of green for a jolt of energy or use it for an accent wall or on an island.
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If you’re ready to transform your kitchen or any other room by giving it a fresh coat of paint, contact L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. today!