Whether you are designing a new kitchen or renovating an existing one, the color of the walls is an important element which will have a big effect on the overall design.
Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing your colors.
~ Is the kitchen open plan to the rest of the home?
~ Does the kitchen get plenty or no natural light?
~ Is painting the existing cabinets an option?
~ Do not ignore the color of the cabinets, floors and back splashes, it all needs to work together!
~ Do you have to work around existing soft furnishings?
Below are some of my favorite spring colors and paint chips. I have included some great links from Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams at the end of the post to help you along the way!
|Designed by Architect Gil Schafer & color consultant Eve Ashcraft|
|Benjamin Moore White Ice|
|Benjamin Moore Apple Green|
|Designed by Lindsey Coral Harper|
Nothing says Spring like yellow!
The walls are Benjamin Moore's Inner Glow. The table is a tangy citric lemon which if too bright for your tastes could also look nice in gray or white.
|Benjamin Moore Inner Glow|
|Benjamin Moore Gray Owl as an alternative color for the table.|
|Jamie Gottschall's Pennsylvania Kitchen|
|Benjamin Moore Chocolate Candy Brown|
|Try Benjamin Moore Classic Brown for a deeper color|
What do you think of this "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" inspired kitchen? The wall color ties in nicely with the checkered brown & white floor and with the accessories above the mantle.
Give your existing cabinets a new lease of life. Benjamin Moore's Dove White was used in this kitchen, and the walls are grass-green (source unknown).
|Benjamin Moore Dove White|
|Benjamin Moore Pear Green|
Here is another green wall color although much paler by comparison. I find greens and blues to be very usable colors for the kitchen. Both these colors go equally well with dark and light wood alike.
|Sherwin Williams Gleeful|
I love the way they extended the blue paint to the ceiling, it gives an airy feeling making this galley kitchen feel bigger.
|Benjamin Moore Antiguan Skies|
|Benjamin Moore Clear Skies|
|Designed by Kathy Smith|
Neutrals reign in this traditional kitchen. The cabinets and the walls are Farrow & Ball's Biscuit and the ceiling cornice and ceiling are painted Lime White also by Farrow & Ball.
|Farrow & Ball Lime White|
|For an alternative to Farrow & Ball maybe try French Toast by BM , image via wendihiebert.com|
When choosing paint, buy sample pots first and paint large squares in different parts of the room and study them at different times of the day in natural light and artificial light. It may be a good time to see what type of bulbs you are using, some give off a yellow light which will change the color of the walls substantially.
Benjamin Moore and other paint manufacturers have some online tools to get you started like the Personal Color Viewer (R) CLICK HERE!
See GREAT COLOR TIPS HERE from Sherwin-Williams on how to choose Interior Paint Colors.
Choosing colors is no easy feat and I would always recommend hiring a color consultant or interior designer to help you avoid costly mistakes.
I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR, SPRING IS THE TIME OF NEW BEGINNINGS, ENJOY YOURS!