Painting is one of the easiest ways to make a dramatic difference in a room, even in a kitchen, which often has less wall space. Paint is inexpensive, can be applied over a weekend, and can really spruce up a tired space without the hassle and cost of a kitchen remodel. How do you choose the perfect kitchen color? Read on for some tips and ideas.
Determine Your Kitchen�s Personality
Before you start the often arduous task of going through a paint book, step back, take a deep breath, and then take a look at your kitchen. Ask yourself some questions? Is it traditional, modern, country, etc.? What color is your kitchen now and why is it no longer working for you? Is it because you crave more excitement in your kitchen or do you want to tone it down and make the space more relaxing? Are you tired of playing it safe and want to choose a bold, trendy color or do you prefer to remain neutral? Lots of questions! Not to worry, once you determine what personality you want your kitchen to have, whether it will energize you and make a bold statement or calm you down after a long day, you can get out the color wheel, and let the fun begin.
What to do on your First Visit to the Paint Store
Ideally, you should not purchase anything on your first visit to the paint store, since your initial goal should be to obtain ideas. Once you are able to view the color swatch display, put everything out of your mind and just choose colors that appeal to you, even if you know that tangerine won�t work in your house-if it speaks to you, pick it up. Make sure you choose a few neutrals that could work, cool and warm colors, so that you can take the samples home and start the process of elimination. Warm colors, such as golds and reds, act as appetite stimulants and best complement food, although cooler colors can help calm and brighten your kitchen.