If your kitchen is still boasting teal blue and chevron patterns from the early 2000s, then it’s time to update your kitchen paint colors. But how do you know what’s in style now, and how can you avoid the mistake of picking something too trendy? Let’s take a look at the best colors for kitchen cabinets, walls, and other timeless kitchen paint ideas.
Timeless Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
There are several factors that go into choosing kitchen paint colors, like your personal preferences, your design style, and your space. But regardless of these factors, the colors that are going to stand the test of time are neutrals. It’s best to stick to timeless neutral colors for kitchen cabinets because they’re much harder to paint.
That doesn’t mean bold colors can’t look fabulous. There’s a good chance you’ve seen a brightly colored kitchen in a magazine or on a social media feed and fallen in love with it. Bright pink and bold yellow can stand out in photographs and look happy and summery, while navy blue or black can bring a cozy, moody feel to any kitchen. But when it comes to real life, bold-colored kitchen designs are extremely trendy and will beg to be updated much sooner than neutral-colored cabinets.
So when you’re picking the best colors for kitchen cabinets, go with something timeless. Classic colors like white, black, gray, and earthy tones are all great choices. These will blend well with any countertops and will complement the rest of your home without sticking out like a sore thumb.
Color Ideas for Kitchen Walls
Painting the walls in the kitchen can give you a little bit more freedom to add color that you wouldn’t want to use in your countertop or cabinets. It’s much easier to change the color on the walls if your style and preferences change down the road. So if you’re looking for kitchen paint ideas that meet the current trends while also staying classic, check out these popular color trends that are updated each year.
The most popular kitchen color ideas this year include:
- Creamy white.
- Deep gray.
- Earthy brown.
Rather than bright or shocking colors, current trends are deep, earthy, and natural. These cozy tones make great kitchen color ideas and are sure to blend with your countertops and cabinets.
If all of this talk about neutrals is making you feel like you’re stuck in a creative box, this part is for you. What if we told you that you could have a beautiful kitchen that is timeless in design, fits with the current trends, and is also filled with some fun kitchen paint ideas? Accent walls and backsplashes are the perfect opportunities to add a little spice to your kitchen design. Here’s how.
- Stencils – Stenciling can be extremely tedious, but it’s worth the effort. If your kitchen doesn’t have a backsplash but you want to make the walls between your cupboards and countertops stand out, stencils are a great way to do that. The best colors for kitchen accents include the popular earthy tones listed above, but don’t be afraid to branch out a little bit.
Use caution when picking a color and don’t branch out too far. A bright yellow stenciled backsplash isn’t likely to blend well with white cabinets and neutral colored countertops. It’s always a good policy to test paint colors first to see if you like the way they look before you commit to stenciling your entire kitchen in a new color.
- Accent pieces – Hear us out on this one. Many people think of accent walls as a single red or brown wall in nearly every home in the early 2000s. But accent walls can be an easy way to incorporate more fun kitchen color ideas into your home. A deep gray wall can look stunning in the right space. And don’t limit your thinking to just accent walls.
Kitchen islands are another easy place to add a splash of color. You can paint just the back side or the entire thing for an effective pop of color.
- Shiplap – Incorporating color into your kitchen can come in many ways, and shiplap is currently among the most popular kitchen accents. Most shiplap is white, but you can paint it any color. Get creative and add shiplap to your ceiling or pantry walls. You’ll be amazed at the impact!
- Brick – Another way to make a bit statement in your kitchen is to add brick to a wall or a support beam. Faux brick can be found at most home improvement stores and is much lighter and easier to install than actual bricks. Whitewashing the brick is a popular choice, but the muted reds and grays in brick look great in industrial-style kitchens.
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So, when you’re ready to make a change to your home, Mountain States Kitchen and Bath is here to help every step of the way. We have everything you’ll need to create the kitchen, mudroom, office, or bathroom of your dreams, from custom cabinetry to granite countertops and everything else you need for your remodel.
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