Good Tasting and Great Taste
Interior House Painting

Good Tasting and Great Taste

Posted on July 13, 2017

Finding colors for your kitchen that are appetizing to the eyes.

Your kitchen gets a ton of use. It seems like most of us use our kitchens not just for preparing food and eating dinner, but as our family business center, homework station, and do-everything room. It’s no wonder that we put so much effort into selecting the right finishes and colors for this essential space.

A full renovation can be time-consuming, invasive, and expensive. If, rather than major renovation, your kitchen is ready for a freshening, look to wall color as an affordable, fast way to make the room more appetizing.

Don’t pick colors that will cast unflattering hues on your food or family.

Don’t: Worry if your kitchen walls are mostly covered by cabinetry.

Do: Remember the “fifth wall” – your ceiling! You can keep your walls – and what little of them may be exposed – a light neutral while adding a punch of color to the ceiling. This is a great way to help define the kitchen as a special environment. Consider the color carefully, as light bouncing against the ceiling will add a subtle hue to everything in the room much like a colored light bulb.

Don’t: Pick colors that will cast unflattering hues on your food or family. In the relatively tight confines of a kitchen, colors bouncing off of walls and ceilings can negatively influence how we see what we’re eating.

Do: Go with warm tones. The easiest colors to use successfully in a kitchen – and pair with most cabinetry – are warmer tones like creams and browns. Have your heart set on a blue or green kitchen? You can absolutely pull it off, but opt for very dark (like navy), very light (like mist), or very desaturated (like a steely blue).

Don’t: Think that white kitchens are boring. They definitely are not, and using the proper white can brighten a gloomy room.

Do: Consider making your kitchen crisp, white, and clean. But be sure to use the right white paint. Your CertaPro representative can help you choose a white that is perfect for your space and reflects light into the room beautifully.