What are the best colors when painting a new kitchen?

Wondering what color you should paint your new kitchen? The answer depends largely on your personal preference and style, as well as the rest of your home’s decor. While all-white kitchens have been on-trend for a few years now, we’re starting to see a revival of big, bold colors that make the kitchen a fun place to be. As it stands now, hues like red, dark purple, sea blue, pale green, mocha, turquoise and even black are popping up in houses around the country.

If committing to a bold color throughout the entire kitchen is a bit too much for you to bear right now, consider painting an accent wall or a small dining nook, or simply using a bright coat of bold paint as the back splash for the sink. This will bring some color into the space without it being overwhelming. If you’re committed to using a bright, bold shade, keep the other elements of your kitchen, such as furniture, cabinetry, appliances, artwork and any accent pieces toned down. This keeps the space from feeling too busy and allows your paint color of choice to do the talking.

If you’re planning on painting your kitchen on your own, the next step after deciding on a shade is to pick a paint finish. As a general rule, the flatter a paint finish is, the harder it is to clean. With this in mind, matte paints won’t be a good fit for a busy kitchen. You’re better off opting for something like satin or semi-gloss, both of which can handle spaghetti splatter and the occasional sticky kid hand. Keep in mind, however, that high-gloss finishes aren’t very forgiving of imperfections in the paint job, so you might consider hiring a team of professionals if you have your heart set on a high-gloss hue.

If you’re ready to get a quote on how much painting your kitchen will cost, contact Paintzen today. All we need to give you an accurate estimate is a few details about your big job.

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