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Choosing Kitchen Paint Colors

Posted by Edward Curtin on May 26, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Changing the color of your kitchen could be just what it needs. Between the walls, cabinets, backsplashes and flooring, there are countless opportunities within your kitchen to play with color. Doing this can change the whole look of your kitchen. But how does one put together a color scheme?

Use these tips for choosing kitchen paint colors, cabinet colors, and more, and put together a fresh kitchen color scheme.

  1. Let Your Cabinets Lead

Choose your cabinetry before anything else. The style, color and finish of your cabinets will set the tone for the rest of your kitchen and drive your color scheme. Cabinets are a main focal point of a kitchen, so take your time in this area.

  • Consider the Light

Natural light greatly affects who you perceive the color of a surface. For instance, northern light is cool, and it's often best to counter it with a warm color. But as the sun moves or drifts behind clouds, colors shift and change. Artificial lighting changes colors, too. This is why it's important to apply color samples where the colors will be used and in context with other colors and materials- all which will affect perception.

You also need to consider the reflective qualities of colors and surfaces. Dark and rough surfaces swallow light. Pale, smooth surfaces reflect and magnify light and its effect. Remember, when in doubt, consult with a professional at your local GNH.

 

  • Track Trends

What colors are “in”? White will always be the classic choice for painted cabinets, and you will be able to choose from various shades of white. If you’re more on the trendy side, keep a lookout for new palettes introduced by paint companies.

If you are really a color lover- don’t paint your walls that bright orange. Instead, paint your island chairs that color or add a few accessories with that color. It’s a great way you can incorporate the colors you love without overwhelming your kitchen.


 

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