The kitchen is the heart of the home, but often it can feel like an unloved space – even if it is the most used room in the home. Giving your kitchen a new color scheme and switching things up again can give your kitchen a new lease of life. So, where can you start with this makeover, and what must you start thinking about?
Look at Your Current Scheme
Begin this project by looking at the current color scheme you have. Is there any part of it that you love, and is there any color you want to keep? You may like a color, but you may find that you want a different shade or tone. When you look at your current color scheme, think about what inspired you. What made you go for the color on the walls? Your current scheme may well influence your new scheme, so do not just forget about why you chose the colors you did.
Decide on a Color for the Cabinets
When you are choosing colors for the kitchen, you may think about just choosing a new color for the ceiling and walls. However, it is important to think about what color you want your cabinets to be painted in. You know that Creative Cabinets & Fine Finishes are repainting the cabinet doors for you to ensure a high-quality finish, but do you know what shade or tone you are going for and why? Are you looking at lighter colors to help the kitchen feel bigger and brighter? Or are you looking to go darker to create a more sumptuous and luxurious space? When you are thinking about cabinet colors, always think about the handles you want too; make sure they complement each other.
Think About Durability of Colors
Some colors and shades are perfect for a living room or bedroom. However, not all colors are suitable for use in the kitchen. This may be because they are too bright, or they are too light (and impossible to keep clean). It is, therefore, essential that you think about the durability of your kitchen color paint. Will it last as well as you want it to? Is it going to look just as good in the next few months? Can the type of paint you want to use be washed or wiped?
Consider the Accessories and Any Soft Furnishings
Are you going to keep any existing accessories, and are these going to have an impact on your color scheme? For instance, if you have soft furnishings and accessories that are pink, will this go with the red you are having your cabinets painted in? Or are you going to need to purchase all new accessories and soft furnishings? To get a feel for the colors you want to use, it may be beneficial to create ideas boards or mood boards. These will allow you to piece together all of your thoughts and colors, and it will help you see what is working and what is not.