5 Kitchen Styles: Pick the Perfect Design for You

Posted on February 7, 2020

5 Kitchen Styles: Pick the Perfect Design for You
  • People update their homes by swapping out furniture, adding decor or new curtains, leaving the kitchen to look a little out of place from the rest. We’ve come up with a list of five popular and trendy kitchen styles that are sure to match the decor of your home.
  • Whether your home interior style is rustic, modern, or traditional, make sure your kitchen reflects the theme with a coordinating paint color.

Your kitchen is a place you may spend a lot of your time – cooking, hosting, eating, and enjoying the company of others. With trends always changing, you may be looking to refresh your kitchen space. An updated kitchen is a great way to enhance that inviting feeling. A great kitchen design style can really bring out the best in this space.

In addition, when your kitchen just doesn’t seem to fit the rest of your home, it can throw off the whole flow of your home’s design scheme. With these five ideas for painting your kitchen, you will find one that matches your home design scheme. Read on to gain some inspiration to begin a larger design revamp of your entire home.

Farmhouse Style

Yellow Kitchen

The farmhouse interior decor has been a popular style over the past couple of years, often referenced as rustic. The decor heavily influences the design throughout the home with rustic or white wood, and furniture with an antique or weathered look.

Pulling this theme into the kitchen may be slightly more challenging than incorporating it into other rooms. While you want to incorporate the “rustic” or “woodsy” theme, you also want your kitchen to look clean and inviting. Fortunately, the paint color that you choose can go a long way in pulling this interior design together.

Both pale and bright yellows are reminiscent of summertime and have a warm feeling about them. Yellows complement various materials and look great against rustic wood. Try Sherwin Williams Glad Yellow or Golden Plumeria for your farmhouse kitchen.

Or bring the classic farmhouse red into your kitchen for a theme that cannot be mistaken. A red shade like Red Tomato from Sherwin Williams is cheery and exciting. It also pairs well with rustic accessories and decor, such as apples or roosters and chickens. Add a bright white trim to keep it looking sharp.

Modern StyleModern style neutral colors kitchen

A modern home typically features lots of smooth materials such as glass, cement, and steel. The overall atmosphere is clean and minimalistic – no muss, no fuss. All lines are straight and crisp. Certain elements of a modern kitchen, for example, maybe frameless cabinets and shelves.

Modern colors can vary from neutral and calm, to bright and unique. Many allow the bold materials to take center stage and choose whites, taupes or grays as the background shade. A light gray like Sherwin Williams’ Crushed Ice will set the tone for a modern, clean space.

Color blocking is also a popular method in modern home interiors. Mix a soft neutral paint color like off-white with a brighter shade for an interesting, fun look. Try an off-white shade with orange, or a dark blue with teal.

Traditional Style

Traditional kitchens are typically neutral in color, with white or wood-colored cabinets, granite or marble countertops, stainless steel appliances.

Grays, tans, and whites are most commonly seen in traditional kitchens. Light neutral paint colors such as Benjamin Moore’s Ballet White and Shaker Beige are very popular and on-trend. For a bold shade that’s still neutral, think of a darker color like Hale Navy or Amherst Gray.

If your entire home is more on the traditional side with mostly neutral paint colors, you may want to bring a pop of color into the kitchen. A light green, like Sherwood Green, or a light blue, like Breath of Fresh Air, can keep the traditional theme while also bringing some excitement into the home.

Craftsman Style

Craftsman style originated in the early 20th century as a reaction to the mass-production from the Victorian era. In a craftsman style kitchen, you’ll see a lot of built-in shelves and cabinetry with a strong focus on wood. It’s simple, classic and strong.

The paint color for this kitchen design will rely heavily on the type and stain color of the wood that’s used. Select a color palette that you favor, but choose a shade that has some contrast to the wood. If the wood is a dark color or stained deep, shy away from dark colors. A light color will make the beauty of the wood pop and bring out its richness.

If you’re stumped on choosing a color palette, think of the colors found in nature. A craftsman kitchen is usually wood from top to bottom, bringing a natural essence into the home. Light brown paint colors like, mossy greens and sky blues, and grays are a safe bet to create a cohesive environment.

Cottage StyleCottage style kitchen

A cottage style home is a charming design whether the home is an architectural cottage or not. The kitchen is the one room where this charm can really shine through. There are typically vintage fixtures, exposed cabinetry, and retro style sinks.

Pastel colors come to mind when thinking of a cottage’s paint colors. Pastel colors all share the same dreamy vibe that a cottage style embodies. Consider the colors throughout the rest of your home and choose one that makes the kitchen feel unique but cozy still.

Now that you have a better idea of what color you’re going for in your kitchen, make sure you hire professional painters to execute it properly. Your home deserves a high-quality service and an impeccable finish.

Our CertaPro Painters® interior house painting services provide a seamless, efficient, and meticulous interior painting project that will make a world of difference to your home’s overall design look and feel. Call us at 1-800-689-7271 to schedule a consultation.


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