Choosing the right paint colours for the kitchen can be the difference between having an amazing kitchen and a disappointing letdown.
Are you a ‘playing it safe with white’ kind of person, or are you ready to make a daring colour statement? Before heading off to the DIY store why not check out these ideas for choosing paint colours for the kitchen.
Grey is a popular alternative to neutral shades for kitchen walls and cabinets, often turning the room from a drab space to a sophisticated one. A splash of yellow, will add a bit of zest to the grey palette. Try using a good mustard shade of yellow on a feature wall, behind shelving, or as a splash-back to give warmth and add a little drama to your kitchen.
If you have traditional wood kitchen cabinets painting the walls using shades of black and white, that are more like charcoal and bone can give a contemporary look and feel to your kitchen. Selecting off-black and off-white shades similar to what you would find in nature will soften and add warmth to a stark black and white colour scheme, especially when accessorised with natural wood, brass or copper.
Looking for something more than the neutrals of black, white and grey paint colours for the kitchen?
Blue-green shades are a great alternative, paired with a delicate cream and warm woods on floors and cabinets can create a cool and relaxing kitchen space with a timeless feel.
Now pink isn’t a colour that springs to mind when choosing paint colours for the kitchen. You may be surprised to know that pales shades of pink can add soft warmth to the space creating a fresh feel in an older house. Mixed with the dark shades of old wood and flagstones, your pale pink walls will give the kitchen an authentic feel and a warm glow… and not be too girly!
For the bolder and louder amongst us primary colours are perfect for modern furniture and chunky plastics. They can also fit into a traditional kitchen style very well too, creating a comfortable, homely and happy room.
Red is such a powerful colour; it can be the daring feature wall, stunning high gloss cabinets, or the bright accessories in a neutral kitchen. To add warmth to this vibrant colour try layering up with different shades, graduating from a strong red down to light pinks and a warm red-based white.
Other bold colours are wine and purple. These rich and royal colours teamed up with lots of white and natural shades in paint, cabinets and furnishings keep the space looking light and contemporary with inner warmth that is just delicious!
The kitchen is not just a functional room, it has heart and soul. It can be as dramatic, expressive and vibrant as any other room in your home… let your imagination take over!