Consider how much time you spend in your kitchen every day, and you’ll get a sense of the importance of selecting the perfect paint colors for kitchens. When I talk to a client about their kitchen cabinets and we begin selectingcabinet paint, I always drive the conversation back to the overall feeling they are looking for in their kitchen. Are they looking for a warm cozy kitchen, or maybe they want a clean, sterile environment for their food prep. No matter their taste, there is a delicate balance between kitchen cabinet colors and the overall kitchen design.
When you are considering kitchen cabinet colors, there are a few rules of thumb to keep in mind:
High contrast color patterns like mocha kitchen cabinets against tan walls offer a bold appearance and highlight the cabinetry next to the wall, making it the focal point of the space.
Subtle differences in color pattern like white kitchen cabinets against yellow walls work better in a kitchen with an attached sun-room, or large windows, where there is a lot of sunlight.
Large kitchens work with either light or dark cabinets with high contrasting walls, to add the most character to the space through color.
Smaller kitchens seem to work better with lights kitchen cabinet colors against medium-toned walls.
If you are in the market to refinish your kitchen cabinets, the best course of action is to review as many kitchen cabinet colorsin varying colored walls as possible, to get a sense of the tone you want to have in your own kitchen. A custom paint job on your walls combined with a deluxe cabinet refinish for your kitchen cabinets will completely transform your kitchen in to any design you desire.