Colors play an important role when it comes to decorating a house. Whether building a new property or renovating an existing one, a paint job is something which should be done wisely. The first step in this is choosing paint colors. This can get very confusing and frustrating. But, if you are sure what kind of effect you want in the room, the process of choosing room colors becomes easy. One of high traffic areas of the house is the kitchen. Hence, special attention should be paid when choosing colors for kitchens. If you have dark cabinets for your kitchen then here are some ideas on choosing the wall colors.
Colors You Can't Go Wrong With...
There are certain colors that you just can't go wrong with. One of these kitchen colors is beige. Beige is something that goes well with every color of kitchen cabinets. So, if you have black, dark red, or dark yellow cabinets or any other dark shade and want to go with a safe color then go with beige. Beige is a neutral color which is not eye-catching and hence suitable for all cabinet colors. Another shade which comes close is gray. Gray is also a neutral shade, that goes with many dark cabinets. Make sure you choose a medium to light shade of beige or gray.
Complement the Colors for Dark Cabinets
If you want a harmonious look of painted walls which complements the dark cabinets then use these ideas. The simplest way to do this is to choose a shade which is lighter than the color of the cabinets. For example, if you have dark brown cabinets then go for a shade of medium or light brown. If your cabinets are black in color go with gray.
Colors That Stand Out...
There are certain colors which can stand out and make the cabinets look less prominent. These are mostly bright colors. These colors need to be selected wisely, otherwise they can look too loud. The best is to go with medium or medium-light shades of such color. Some of the colors which will make the wall look more prominent than the kitchen are sunshine yellow, bright green, orange, red, and turquoise blue.
Give a Modern Touch
If you wish to give a touch of modern decor to the kitchen cabinets then certain color combinations like these would be useful. One of the most popular combinations these days is that of black cabinets with deep red walls. You can also have dark red kitchen cabinets with white walls. To give your kitchen a natural-Zen look, consider going with fresh green walls with some white wall designs and dark black or dark brown cabinets. White walls with some dark painted cabinets also look modern and give a very different look to the kitchen. White goes with deep blue, deep green, and deep red cabinets. Another way to make your kitchen look modern is to paint the kitchen walls in turquoise blue or lavender colors.
One way to check if the wall paint colors go with your dark cabinets is to simply place some paint chip samples on it. Another way to do this is to take a picture of the kitchen cabinets and walls. Then paint the wall in a design software and compare. This way you will get a preview of how the two colors go with each other.