Your kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home. If you’re remodeling your kitchen you may decide to repaint it at the same time. Or maybe your kitchen is just due for another paint job. Whatever the case may be, there are ways to make painting your kitchen go more smoothly. In this article, we’re going to look at some important things to consider before painting or re-painting your kitchen.
How Big is Your Kitchen?
The size of your kitchen can play a role in determining the colors you choose. The lager your kitchen, the lighter the colors you should choose. If you have a smaller kitchen, brighter colors do well. You don’t want to go too dark though, because it can make a room feel narrow and tight. If you want a light color, a mild cream usually does well in a kitchen setting.
How Lighting Influences Painting Your Kitchen
The way your kitchen is lit, both naturally and artificially, changes the way your walls appear during the daylight and nighttime hours. If you have a well-lit kitchen, you’ll find that you can get away with just about any paint color you want. With dark kitchens, on the other hand, dark colors could make your kitchen feel even darker. If you want dark colors, you can make it work by adding more lighting to your kitchen.
Utilize Accent Walls when Painting Your Kitchen
An accent wall that’s painted separately from the other walls in the room can add dimension to an otherwise boring color pallet. Take the wall that’s above the backsplash of your sink for example. An accent wall can become the focal point of your kitchen by choosing a different shade, finish, or color.
Properly Clean Your Kitchen Walls Before Painting
The kitchen is like your home’s interior workshop. It’s a busy room where a lot of things are getting made. During the cooking process oils and grease waft from the stove and slowly coat your walls. You don’t want to paint over dirt, dust, oil, or grease. Make sure to give your kitchen walls a thorough cleaning before starting a painting project.
Hire a Professional to Paint Your Kitchen
If you’re not in the mood for a big DIY project hiring a professional to paint your kitchen is the way to go. Just the prep work involved in protecting your cabinets and appliances takes time to set up. You also probably don’t want your kitchen to be out of service for long. A professional paint crew can paint your kitchen in a matter of hours. Contact us today to get a free quote.
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