How Do I choose the right color for my kitchen walls?
Thinking about redecorating your kitchen without the cost of a remodel? How about changing the wall colors. When it comes to painting your home, there aren’t many rooms as important as the kitchen. After all, it is the heart of the home. The kitchen is the space we use to entertain our loved ones, prepare food, and share meals. Whether your personal style is traditional, rustic or contemporary, our favorite Sherwin Williams paint colors will help you create a palette that fits your ideal kitchen.
Whites and Neutrals
A neutral kitchen can be just as stylish as one filled with color. The biggest advantage to a neutral kitchen is that it can be adapted to any style. Earth tones and the warmth of wood and stone, along with a classic white, gives a palette that never goes out of style. Neutrals and whites also make the perfect backdrop for small dashes of bold color. Or, for a serene and soothing space, add other light neutrals, such as shades of beige, tan and gray.
Blue is another color that works wonderful in kitchens. When lighter shades of blue are used, they can create a crisp, clean look. Dark blues also work well in kitchens, and add color and personality, without coming off as overwhelming or dramatic. Blues pair nicely with gold, marble and steel to make your kitchen feel modern and classy. Whether you opt for a fun watery turquoise or a more formal deep and dark navy, there are so many different ways you can incorporate a little or a lot of this cool, stress-reducing color.
Warm Colors- Reds and Yellows
Red represents love, life, power and passion in many cultures. Warm colors, such as fiery reds and oranges, soft yellows, and toasty neutrals take the chill off a kitchen’s polished surfaces. A warm kitchen color palette can create a comfortable environment that fits any decorating style. The color red is also said to be an appetite stimulant, which is why most fine dining establishments are painted shades of red rather than colors such as green or blue.
In general, we associate green with nature, renewal and youthfulness, making it a wonderful color choice for a kitchen. Bright, crisp greens such as lime or leafy green give a kitchen a fun and energetic vibe. To add a little zing to a traditional style kitchen, you can go with a more neutral, celery-like hue. An appetizing hue in your kitchen will make cooking and eating a more pleasant and fun experience for everyone!
Choosing a color for your kitchen can feel like a chore, but it truly doesn’t have to be. Ask yourself what vibe you’d like to create in the space. Once you know which direction you’d like to go, it’ll be easier to select the best colors for the room. Ultimately, if you really love a color — light, dark, soft or bright — it will feel right, so there’s no reason to choose any hue but the one that feels right to you.