Are You Painting Your Kitchen Walls? Here’s what You Need to Know.


Painting your kitchen

When it comes to revamping your kitchen, painting the walls is usually the first task that comes to mind. However, before you buy paint, carefully consider what you want your kitchen to look like. The paint that you choose needs to match everything else in your kitchen, including:

  • Countertops (see beautiful kitchen countertops here)
  • Cabinets
  • Backsplashes
  • Tiles
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Flooring

    Also, paint can appear very different on the wall as opposed to in the can or on the colour sheet. Therefore, you should definitely test a few samples of paint colours before you paint your kitchen walls.

    Important Paint Colour Facts

    Always take samples home
    Take paint samples home to apply to your walls so you can make sure that the colours you choose suit (as mentioned earlier in the article) all the different elements in your kitchen.

    Paint colours change when exposed to light
    During the day, there will be different types of light and light intensity in the kitchen. Therefore, it is important to look at paint samples throughout the day to see if suits the interior of your home.

    Warm colours are safe colours
    Warm, earthy tones are ideal for kitchens. Warm colours are known to increase appetites and give an overall homely feeling to a room. However, this is not to say that cooler colours, such as blue and green, should be ignored. You can pair neutral warm tones with cool tones to create a beautiful kitchen interior.

    Don’t take away emphasis on your backsplash
    Backsplashes are great décor features to have in the kitchen. If you have a beautiful dark backsplash, make sure it stands out by using lighter colour paint.
    For a light backsplash, such as white or cream, using an extremely white paint, like a ultra-white colour, will complement the backsplash.
    Dark colours next to a light backsplash may take away the emphasis of the backsplash or reflect onto the surface and change the colour of the backsplash.

    If possible, add windows
    Natural light is absolutely gorgeous in every home. Installing aluminium windows in your kitchen, or anywhere in your home, is the quickest, most affordable and easiest solution to making sure your home gets more natural light.

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