Your kitchen cabinets are the star of your kitchen! Painting remains one of the top DIYs for homeowners so it’s no surprise the painted kitchen cabinets have become increasingly popular. But how do even begin to pick a paint color for your kitchen cabinets? Should you go bold? Or choose something neutral? We’ve put together this handy guide with different things to consider and to help guide your selection!
Your kitchen is often the center of your home. Research has shown that colors can greatly affect our mood and feelings. This makes your choice of paint color even more important! If the kitchen is normally your refuge after a long day, you may want to select a color that will be calming. If the kitchen is where your family gathers and celebrates, maybe go with something uplifting and energetic!
If you aren’t changing the existing cabinets and simply want to change the color, you’ll want to be mindful of the style of your cabinets. If you have a modern kitchen with sleek cabinets, you could go bold with black or even try a two tone look. With traditional kitchens, whites and creams work beautifully. Of course at the end of the day, it’s YOUR home so choose what YOU think looks best!
Another factor that affects your color choice is the lighting in the kitchen. Light fixtures and light bulbs can be swapped easily, but how much natural light do you get and how will that affect the color that you see every day? Stop by your local Benjamin Moore Flagship Paints to pick up color samples and see how they look in your home before committing to a cabinet color! You can also order samples here!
While you’re looking at lighting, also consider the current wall color in your kitchen. Do you plan on painting that as well? If not, make sure the cabinet color you select matches your existing wall and trim colors. This would be the perfect time to choose a complimentary color to paint your walls and give your kitchen a complete facelift! Our in-house color consultant can help navigate color families and collections to find the right cabinet colors for your kitchen! Setup an appointment today.
As homeowners, we’re always looking for ways to increase the value of our home. When making changes like painting your kitchen cabinets, you may want to consider how color choice can affect your homes resale value. According to a study by Zillow, the leading online real estate database, the most popular colors in kitchens was light blue and soft gray-blue. These colors earned an average of $1809 more for home sellers! Conversely, yellow kitchens brought down resale value by -$820. Some recommend choosing a color that will work best for resale but depending on how long you plan to stay in your home – I recommend picking something that makes YOU happy!
After you’ve considered all of the above, it’s time to select paint! The most important thing to consider is quality. Whether you choose to DIY or hire professionals, the quality of paint you select is the most important factor. Benjamin Moore has over 3,500 colors in high quality finishes that will not only transform your kitchen but will last! Their paints also apply easily and smoothly for beautiful results.
The hardest part of painting your home should be picking your favorite color! But the most common questions around painting don’t come up when selecting the color to use; most questions are about which sheen you should use! A good starting point is to always consider:how much traffic does this area of my home receive?