Looking to liven up one of the most popular rooms in your home? A simple kitchen repaint can go a long way, saving you thousands in renovation costs.
But how do you go about choosing the best kitchen colours to suit the rest of your home? What’s considered ”modern” these days, and what’s not?
With a plethora of pantones to choose from, let this blog be your guide on the best kitchen colours to choose from!
7 Kitchen Colours for a Quick Kitchen Makeover
If you’re stumped by the sheer amount of paint colours at your disposal, there are two ways to narrow down your choices:
- You can play it safe by choosing the most common shade by the majority of homeowners
- Or you can go with the recommendation of favoured interior designers
Either way, you’ll have a selection of both neutrals and pops of colour to choose from. But what’s most important is that your kitchen paint colours tie in well with the rest of your home.
When it comes to kitchens, there are a few shades that tend to work the best for a speedy, affordable kitchen makeover.
Here are seven kitchen wall colours to consider:
1. Off White / Ivory
If you have a large family, the kitchen is probably the busiest area of your home. In this case, it’s wise to pick a calming colour to counter the mania during the morning school run!
Colours such as off white and ivory may seem bland, but they do a great job of creating a light, airy, and soothing space. With a basic background of off white or ivory, you have more leeway to bring in pops of brightness in your decor or backsplash.
On the other hand, some might say that these basic colours help to energize a space because of the fresh, clean, and crisp feel to the room.
It’s up to you decide how it makes you feel, but this staple colour is one of the most popular for busy, bustling homes.
2. Light Lemon Yellow
If you’re looking for something a little more playful, then a lighter shade of lemon yellow could do just the trick. You could also use this as an accent colour, painting only certain parts of your kitchen in this hue.
A few simple examples include painting a smaller accent wall, your backsplash areas, your cabinet doors or the inside of your cabinets.
Yellow is beautifully bright, breezy and energizing colour and helps to bring warmth and light to a dark, stuffy kitchen.
It is also a great option for smaller kitchens as it helps to open up your space and pairs well with a neutral accent such as grey.
3. Earthy Green
For a more down-to-earth, organic feel to your kitchen, earthy green has become a very popular colour in recent years.
When this colour is paired with natural wood accents in your kitchen cabinets, floors or dining table, this makes for a stunning combination.
You could also opt for a brighter mint or apple green for a little more kitchen character. This colour pairs well with crisp and clean white cabinets and countertops.
Emerald green is a darker, more moody version of this popular kitchen colour and works well in your backsplash, cabinets or on an accent wall.
4. Any Shade of Blue
Blue is undoubtedly one of the most popular colours for the modern-day kitchen, and for good reason.
It is a wonderfully versatile hue with such a wide range of shades to choose from. Each one tends to work well in most kitchens.
Crisp, lighter blues combine well with white to create a peaceful, beach-inspired space. While shades of teal and robin egg blue pair well with natural wood accents.
Darker shades of blue such as navy and sea blue have become increasingly popular and make for a modern, sophisticated kitchen. Pairing these blues with white and stainless steel is a match made in heaven.
Keep in mind that while blue is an invigorating colour, it can quickly overpower a room and make it feel smaller. So make sure use darker blues sparingly!
5. Grey — The New Neutral
Grey has become well-known as the ”new neutral” in recent years, taking over white and beige accent colours in the kitchen.
It is now seen as the ultimate kitchen accent colour, but it can also be used as a primary kitchen colour to create a soothing, calm space. Otherwise, grey can also be incorporated into other areas of the kitchen, such as countertops, a center island, accent walls or cabinets.
However, grey also has the ability to make a room feel cold and stark, so assess the size of your kitchen and how much grey it can handle!
If your kitchen is large, pair your grey walls with a warmer accent color such as yellow, teal, or earthy green.
6. Muted Red
Red! Yes, it’s a bold colour and should only be used in a kitchen that is large enough to pull this shade off. Otherwise, it should be used sparingly as an accent colour.
Red and orange are colours that stimulate the appetite, so if that’s what you’re going for then red is the colour for you. But be careful to not let it overpower the room – especially in busy, chaotic households.
Muted reds with an undertone of pink work well in most size kitchens when paired with a soothing accent colour, such as white.
Go for an accent of red in your kitchen if it’s on the small side. Bring the colour into your backsplash, an accent wall or kitchen cabinets.
7. Blackened Zinc
Black for a kitchen? Now, this may sound a little left-field, but if your home is ultra modern and sophisticated, black is the perfect statement colour.
Blackened zinc is a popular colour at the moment and is great for creating drama or an eye-catching focal point in your kitchen.
Incorporate this light-toned black colour into a backsplash area, your stovetop hood, or even an accent wall.
Makeover Your Kitchen With Image Line Painting
Now that you have a little more inspiration on kitchen colours, Image Line Painting would love to handle the dirty work.
With over a decade in the home painting industry, we are true professionals who would love to handle your kitchen makeover for you.