Published by Naomie Whitely, Nov 08, 2016
If your kitchen has started to look and feel kind of boring, you may want to change its look or maybe switch some of the furnishings. But probably the easiest and quickest way to remodel your kitchen is painting its walls with some different colors.
As you may have known, colors on the walls determine the ambiance and how a kitchen looks and feels. But according to experts, it’s not merely the color of the walls that will make a dream kitchen, but also the colors on the cabinetry and countertops, tiles, molding, appliances as well as lighting and flooring. They all related in many ways, and you need to see how the paint color you desire looks with all the kitchen elements.
1) Remember that color is regularly changing
Before buying any paint colors, if your kitchen features dark colored cabinetry, you need to be more selective on the paint colors for the kitchen walls. Keep in mind that colors can change because of the difference of natural sunlight intensity throughout the day.
Colors look different in the morning light than in the evening, as shadows may affect the perception of colors. So, it’s important for you to understand the light patterns in your kitchen before choosing any paint color for kitchen with dark cabinets. The best choice is to select the color in your home, not in the aisle of the paint store.
2) Warm colors go well with kitchen with dark cabinetry
We saw warm, earthy colors on kitchen walls for a good reason. Studies have found that orange or red increase our appetites. Although warm paint colors are popular for kitchens, it doesn’t mean that you can’t paint kitchen walls with blues and greens. For a kitchen with dark cabinetry, try pairing cool tones with warm neutrals like a warm gray or warm beige. You’ll be surprised and happy with the result.
3) Paint the walls in lighter shades than the cabinet
If your kitchen is filled with a lot of dark wood cabinetry, the smart way to choose the right paint colors is not to let the cabinetry “disappear.” For a kitchen with dark cabinets, consider using a color that is a shade or two lighter than the cabinets. The color should compliment the dark wood color, and you can follow the mixed warm-cool shades as explained above.