When you do not have the cash for a full-on remodel, a spanking new paint job will add oomph to a kitchen without having to overhaul everything else. But here is the thing — there are a bazillion colors to choose from at your local home improvement store. And that can make finding the best shade for your cooking space a mind-boggling chore. So, how do you pick?
Not too long ago pink walls were usually relegated to kiddie bedrooms or retro bathrooms. But thanks to the rise of millennial pink, pink-colored walls are popping up everywhere. An example is the salmon pink wall in this mostly white kitchen by Casa Colombo and Serboli Architecture based in Barcelona, Spain. But the colorful goodness does not stop there. For a touch of lovely contrast, they painted the shutter apple green.
Various shades of blue wash over this white kitchen by Vidal Design Collaborative a design and construction firm based in Southern California. The wall that carves out the breakfast nook is a paint shade called Soft Sky by Benjamin Moore. The pretty tile backsplash repeats the color.
Lower cabinets painted a shade called Bright Yellow by Benjamin Moore light up this charming kitchenby the duo behind Alys Design located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The sunshiny hue coordinates beautifully with the pale wood walls and the white platinum quartz countertop.
Striking strokes of room uplifting colors add zip to this retro kitchen by Alison Kandler, an interior designer based in Santa Monica, California. The painted, vintage-inspired screen door is a cheerful shade of yellow. The cabinets are an earthy hue called Rolling Hill Green by Benjamin Moore. The single shudder on the right was distressed with orange chalk paint.
Red, white, blue is the winning color combination that lends a heaping dose of pep to this kitchen by British Standard Cupboards situated in the U.K. The retro-styled cooking space features two-tone cabinets, which offset a bold-colored refrigerator. The crisp, white upper walls lend an open and airy vibe. The geometric floor tile is a modern touch that keeps the room from feeling too kitschy.
Pewter gray shaker styled cabinets jump out against a fresh, white backdrop in this modern farmhouse kitchen by Studio McGee, an interior design firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah. We love this color combo because it is both neutral and chic.
Calming cool colors evoke serenity in this kitchen by Australian design firm, Brett Mickan Interior Design. The earthy green wall and the two-tone blue and white cabinetry bring inviting character to the table.
Black Lacquer Design based in Los Angeles, California is known for creating thoroughly modern spaces filled with striking colors and attention-grabbing patterns. Here the firm combines a bold pattern floor tile with pastel cabinetry in a paint color called Mint Julep by Benjamin Moore. The result is an incredibly fresh cooking space that feels both stylish and approachable.
If you crave bold hues, we think kitchens are the perfect place to satisfy your hunger. Case in point, this colorful kitchen by interior designer Janet Gridley based in Dallas, Texas. The cooking space reflects the homeowner’s love of bright colors. Our favorite feature is the patterned floor. Instead of ripping out the original wood floor during the renovation, it was given a brand-new look using porch and patio floor paint in white and blue.
To help you have that ah-a moment we are sharing our favorite hues for cooking spaces. From neutral palettes to bold color schemes here are 26 kitchen paint ideas you can easily copy.