While many of us spend a lot of our downtime in the kitchen right now (check out the sidebar to see how to keep a happy kitchen), many of us are starting to move away from the stereotypical kitchen colors and go for a more fresh, serene look.
Most people, if they aren’t lucky, are starting to paint their kitchen cabinets a darker shade and hope the change is enough to help the room appear brighter and more spacious. While the color brown is probably the first colors to come to mind in the design world, bear in mind that brown is easily available and most people want a neutral kitchen color. If you’re painting your kitchen cabinets, the first decision is an oft-times landslide: the color needs to be light. A darker color will obscure the face of the wood and make it appear darker.
What if you were stuck with a shade that you hated…and you could not resist another couple of coats of paint? Here are five delicious ideas for kitchen color palettes that are not only fresh, but soothing in a room.
Paint the kitchen cabinets a lighter shade than you simply need. This not only relaxes the hue but is a major performance in the space, both deceiving us and helping the space look life and fresh and clean.
Paint two or three colors on the lower half of your kitchen cabinets. One color might be light, the other dark. By doing this, it will increase the depth and cleanliness of the otherwise pale color.
The other way to accomplish this is to do two or three colors on the top half of your kitchen cabinets and leave the lower half bare. It would take the place of one color if that color was the only shade on the lower half and it would give the room a cozier feel.
This method is best used in a kitchen that contains darker shades of wood such as chocolate brown or dark wood. By painting the lower half of the kitchen cabinets a lighter shade of your main color, the upper half will have the same depth as the bottom half of the kitchen but it will be darker.
If the lower half is a color of your primary color and you want to have dark kitchen cabinetry, then you can brush off the top half of your kitchen cabinets and only paint the lower half a lighter shade.
Paint green leaves on top of your last coat of kitchen cabinet paint. Let it dry and use dark wood stain to go along with your green leaves.
What are the easiest ways to change up your kitchen cabinets?