The kitchen is a favorite room for friends and family to gather for conversation. Give them something to talk about with a new look and a fresh coat of paint.
Set the Tones
Add some flavor to the kitchen with two-toned cabinetry. Create contrast by painting upper cabinets black and leaving lower cabinets in their natural wood. Tone-on-tone cabinetry is an easy changeup with dramatic benefits.
Looking to bring a natural touch to your island? Marble is a great way to bring the outside in while making a statement. If you’re smitten with large swaths of marble featuring wide veins, make it stand out through a neutral color scheme. Paint walls and cabinets in white or cream to draw out the vivid details of a marble countertop and backsplash.
Don’t be afraid to get colorful in the kitchen. Today, light grays and whites can be replaced by hues that invite a bolder style into your space. The good news is that you don’t have to completely redo your kitchen to get the look. Keep kitchen walls a neutral hue and paint the cabinets in a richer color like a deep shade of green. The contrast will add instant depth to the room and make your kitchen feel new.
Warm up the Wood
From floors to ceiling beams to open shelving, natural (and faux) woods bespeak an easygoing charm suitable for so many styles. Think of the wood features in your kitchen as the stars, and let paint play an award-winning supporting role. Sage or cream cabinetry complements a farmhouse kitchen with a large wood island and wide-plank floors. Navy and red bring intensity to a traditional kitchen mixing antiques and carved woodwork. Cool blues and yellows reinforce the open, airy nature of a contemporary kitchen with pale-wood flooring and shelving.