Are you in the process of building a new home or perhaps you’ve decided to take the plunge and renovate? Maybe you’ve just moved into a home where the previous owners’ colour choices leave a lot to be desired. Choosing paint colours for your home can be an exciting and stressful process, and even more so when it comes to making those choices for the heart of your home; the kitchen.
Most of us tend to spend a lot of our waking hours in our kitchen, and it can be a wonderful gathering place for friends and family alike. It’s important that your kitchen reflects both smart functionality and your personality. The experts at Lince’s Painting have gathered some great tips together to help you pick colours that let you enjoy this sometimes underappreciated room.
Your paint choice may be somewhat limited due to the natural light in your home. Even with plenty of artificial light, a kitchen may look unwelcoming or heavy with a dark paint colour. It may even make space appear smaller. If you don’t have the option to add more natural light to your kitchen but you have your heart set on a dark colour, consider using that colour on a feature wall or even on some of your furniture or decor. On the flip side, if your kitchen has plenty of natural light, this may open up some possibilities for adding the dramatic flair that a dark or rich wall colour can bring.
Cupboards, flooring and furniture
Think about how your wall colour choice will complement the existing colours in the room. Will the colour make your cupboards pop as you’d hoped, or does it blend and flow more naturally? There’s no right or wrong answer, only take into account how your colour choice works with the floors, cupboards and the furniture in the room.
Certain colours lend themselves well to evoking a particular mood or feeling. Yellow increases energy, blue motivates and increases efficiency, while lavender will make you feel calm and green offers tranquillity and health. Interestingly, red is said to increase appetite. Each colour can have warm or cool undertones and colours can shift fairly drastically depending on lighting throughout the day. If you are unsure of how the colour will change throughout the day your best bet is to paint a tester patch and see how it looks from morning through to the evening.
If you’re not sure how long you’ll be living in your space, or if you’re sure that a sale is in your future, it’s prudent to consider the buyers when painting your kitchen space. When considering a home, the kitchen is one of the very first things a potential buyer looks at, and every buyer wants to easily picture themselves in the space. Neutral doesn’t mean boring, and it certainly doesn’t mean you can’t put splashes of your personality in easily removed decor or furniture. A more neutral colour on the walls can actually give a more pleasing background against which your favourite pieces shine.
The next time you are looking to have your kitchen painted, feel free to contact the experts at Lince’s Painting. We have experience painting many kitchens and can help make sure it is a smooth and stress-free process.