Attractive Paint Colors for Bright, Cheerful Kitchens
The kitchen floor (tiles) and the furniture (cabinets, table, and chairs) are of a permanent color; except of course, you choose to repaint the cabinets and chairs to match the wall colors of the kitchen. Choosing paint colors for kitchen can be a simple process, if you keep few essential details in mind.
Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018
Colors have the power to make any room look larger or smaller, change the focus, hide flaws, make the room come to life, and set the mood. So, making the right color choices is the key to successful redecorating or repainting any room in the house.
In order to find the right colors for your kitchen, we have provided some ideas that may come in handy. Let's take a look!
Kitchen Color Combinations
Here are some ready color palettes that will give you suggestions on colors for the walls, cabinets, and furniture.
Choosing the Right Kitchen Colors
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. Certain color shades may have different names, but they look quite similar and may cause a confusion.
That is why, paint samples can come in handy. Apply a few coats on your walls to see how they really 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 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 to 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. Select the other color or the shades that work well with the primary color.
The secondary color can be either a few shades lighter or darker than the primary color, or a contrasting color altogether.
Working the Contrast
While selecting and combining colors, it's quite common to get confused as to which shades work well with one another.
If the base color of the kitchen is light, then include dark shades of the base color or a different dark color for the cabinets and furniture. This fundamental works 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.
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 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.