Whether you're completely remodeling your kitchen or just want to make a quick, easy and inexpensive change, choosing the right paint is essential. Many people just walk in and choose a swatch that they like, but this can cause you to end up with a paint that you won't be happy with in the long term. Keeping these five tips in mind, however, will help you give your kitchen the look that you want while keeping things practical as well.
1. Keep Clean-Up in Mind
Although you might prefer flat paint elsewhere in your home, it isn't the easiest thing to clean. The kitchen is prone to a host of different messes, so consider an eggshell finish or other type of paint that can be easily cleaned.
2. Look at Your Existing Décor and Appliances
Unless you're planning on buying all new appliances and stripping out your flooring, cabinets and countertops, you should choose a paint color that will look nice alongside what you already have.
3. Think Twice Before Choosing White
White walls can look striking in some kitchens, but you should think twice before applying white paint to your walls. Unless they're easy to clean, they could stain. Plus, white can look boring unless you have other pops of color in the kitchen to add a bit more jazz.
4. Think Outside the Box
Your kitchen should be an exciting, friendly and welcoming home for friends, family and guests. Think outside of the box, and look at colors that will be warm, inviting and attractive, and consider skipping the basics for something a bit more exciting, like deep reds or purples.
5. Don't Forget Your Trim
You might want to paint your trim as well so that it will be bright and shiny along with the other paint in your kitchen. For best results, choose colors that look nice together and that will really stand out.