Adding color to a kitchen brings life and fun to the space, and the potential colors you can use are only limited by your imagination. While blue is always a favorite (and there are many different shades of blue to use), it’s far from the only color that works in this room. Here are some other creative colors to paint your kitchen’s walls or cabinets:
While pink can be overdone if you use a strong and bright hue, a paler and lighter pink has quite a different effect on a kitchen. When complemented by white or other pastel colors, light pink allows you to express personality while maintaining a soft and welcoming room. The color is unique, but it supports the rest of your kitchen’s features from the background rather than overpowering everything else in the room. To keep a light pink as soft as possible, use a matte paint. Complementing the pink with a standard white will keep the look subtle, while using another light pastel will add a lot more to the room even if you have just a small amount of cabinet or wall space colored.
Tan-olive has a subtle green hue that looks natural and perfectly complements wood grains. If a kitchen has hardwood floors, an exposed-beam ceiling or wooden countertop features, this light hue will complement some of the colors in the wood. If you use a tan-olive color with natural wood, try to keep the other elements of the kitchen rather understated. Simple appliances, a basic countertop and plain backsplashes will let the grained wood and tan-olive paint stand out more.
A brown-based off-white color that’s akin to a very light tan is clean and neutral, but also lends some distinctiveness. This may be used to highlight certain features, such as intricately beveled cabinets, or it can serve as the primary color in a kitchen. In either case, using white as the main color or trim is an excellent complement. If using a combination of off-white tan and white, keep everything else in the space clean and modern. Updated stainless steel appliances, plain countertops and chic chairs (if there’s a breakfast bar or in-kitchen table) are all suitable for this combination.
Complement Your Paint Color with Interior Shades
Whatever paint color you choose for your kitchen, complement the look with interior shades. Interior shades provide light control throughout the day, and they’re available in a wide variety of colors. Whether you want to contrast or match the other colors in your kitchen, we’ll help you find the right ones for you. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.