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Painting Your Kitchen: Some Things To Consider

Posted on Dec 11, 2018 9:02:00 AM by Eric Dokey

Painting Your Kitchen Some Things To Consider | D and D Painting

The kitchen is often considered the center of the home. This is because everyone, from the youngest child to the oldest adult in the family, spends time here. Not only is it where people cook, but often people eat, and spend time with each other here as well. It’s important that you love how it looks.

When it comes to paint colors for this room, most people stick to cool, calm tones. The goal of most people is to keep their kitchen clean and comfortable, and nothing helps achieve that goal better than soft colors like light blue and pale green. There are a few things to keep in mind when deciding on and executing a new design or color scheme in your kitchen. Here are a few...

Some Colors Should Be Avoided

There are definitely some colors you’ll want to avoid in this room specifically. Some bold, eye-catching colors are not great for the kitchen, because they can cause psychological reactions. For example, the color red can actually cause us to feel uncomfortable and even raises the heart rate. Also, going too dark can close in a kitchen more than you intend to. Dark colors tend to bring rooms together, and a cramped kitchen is something you definitely want to avoid.

Think About What You’ll Be Doing In The Kitchen

What do you want to accomplish in the kitchen? Will you mostly be cooking in there? Will your family be eating dinner regularly in the kitchen? These things need to be considered, because different colors can evoke different feelings. If it will be used for meals or conversations with your friends and family, then consider more relaxing colors so that you can enjoy restful dinners. If you’ll be cooking a lot, then relaxation isn’t really the central goal that’s important for planning this space. You can make some brighter color choices.

Two-Toned Kitchens: A Great Trend

This is one of my favorite style trends of recent years: creating a bold two-tone color scheme in the kitchen. This is usually done by painting a big section of the kitchen one color (for instance, painting the cabinets dark blue), and then painting the walls an “opposite” color (perhaps an off-white or tan). That combination will be very striking without being disruptive, as long as the two dominant colors play well off of each other.

 

If you’re unsure about the paint colors, you don’t have to hire an expensive interior designer to advise you. An experienced painting contractor will be able to guide you on which colors they’ve seen work well in a kitchen, as well as which colors are trending in your local area. They’ll also help you avoid any pitfalls. Not to mention, hiring a painting contractor will guarantee that you end up satisfied with your results. DIY paint projects can be fun, but you’re much more likely to make a mistake than a professional. Instead, stick to the planning and color scheme choosing, and leave the hard work up to a professional team.


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