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Tips for Painting your Kitchen

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Adding a splash of color to an otherwise bland color scheme creates a dramatic kitchen.

It’s always nice to give the interior of your home a fresh look from time to time.  Of the home being a castle, American chef and writer Mario Batali says, “The kitchen really is the castle itself.  This is where we spend our happiest moments and where we find the joy of being a family.”   And since some of childhood’s strongest memories emanate from the kitchen, there’s no better place to focus on creating an updated visual feast.

Whether you love the kitchen because you’re a natural home chef who enjoys preparing meals for your family on a regular basis or whether your kitchen is simply a showpiece in your home where the microwave gets the most action, it’s potentially the most functional and striking room in the house.  There are many ways that you can professionally paint, wallpaper, and otherwise decorate the kitchen in order to make the environment even more inviting, warm, stunning, or whatever else you’re going for.

The colors on your walls, ceiling, and trim should perfectly complement the layout of the kitchen, including the amount of cabinet and wall space it has.  Some things to consider as you choose paint color include:

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The subdued surrounding walls and tile in this kitchen allow the beautiful finish on the cabinets to stand out.

•    The prominence (or lack of it)  on trim and windows.
•    The color of your appliances.
•    The shade of your kitchen furniture.
•    The accent, trim, and wall colors should create a balance between subdued and intense shades, if you want an eye-catching kitchen.
•    Save especially bright or intense shades for your trim; otherwise, the bold colors can detract from the look of your kitchen by having an overwhelming effect.
•    For a vibrant kitchen, you don’t want to choose off white walls, not unless you go bold with off white on the cabinets, counter tops, and walls and then add coordinated splashes of color.

Do you have white counter tops and cabinets?  If so, you should go with colorful walls and trim, to rejuvenate the look of your kitchen.  With kitchen painting, no shade is off limits.  You can go with purple and green, the remarkable colors of an eggplant.  The following are more ideas for painting your kitchen:

For a sunny, mood-lifting kitchen that also has an airy feel, choose a playful yellow for the wall, white cabinets, an ornate ceiling, and a muted backsplash.

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No color is off limits for kitchen painting, even a simple black and white kitchen can make a lasting impression.

You can’t go wrong with soothing green in the heart of your home.  Evoke calmness and homey comfort by choosing a soothing, crisp apple green shade for your walls.  Combined with stainless steel appliances and subtle kitchen cabinetry, you can create an organic look that your family is sure to enjoy.

Make white-on-white walls and cabinetry look as yummy as a fruity parfait by adding modern accents in raspberry shades.  Create sharp contrasts by adding splashes of fuchsia on barstools, placemats, and wall décor.

Create a comfortable, broken-in look in your kitchen with a generous spattering of red.  Give the room an open and breezy look at the same time by painting the ceilings white and placing gleaming surfaces which reflect the light all around.

If color is not your primary kitchen concern, you can also consider changing your cabinetry. You’re never locked in to your current cabinetry’s looks, your cabinets can be expertly refinished by the crews at Franklin Painting. Professionally refinishing your kitchen cabinetry is another great way to update the kitchen and create the exact environment you are looking for.

Let our professional color consultants help you find the perfect paint shades and room design to give your kitchen a whole new look. A fresh look for your kitchen can create a gathering space perfect for creating family memories.

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