Every year, when spring rolls around, many of us get the itch to clean and redecorate. If the “itch”’ to refresh a room in your home has hit you hard, we suggest choosing a room that will most benefit from a breath of fresh air – your kitchen.
The kitchen is usually the heart of the home, where family members gather, meals are shared, and special moments are celebrated. It’s also the room with potentially the highest traffic which means finger smudges on the walls, grease splatters around the stove, and lots and lots of spills.
After a few years of cooking, birthday parties, and late night snacks, a kitchen can look a little worn and in need of a pick-me-up. Switching out the paint color is one of the most affordable and fastest ways to transform a space.
Brighten Up the Cabinets
We suggest your spring painting and decorating project start with your kitchen cabinets. You would be amazed by the transformation a kitchen can go through just by changing the color of the cabinets.
Painting cabinets is a trend that is attractive to homeowners who want to see a change in the dark or dull look of their kitchens, but don’t have thousands to spend on new cabinets and installation.
While the color choice is yours, many homeowners are loving the crisp whites, grays, and neutrals that can brighten up even the darkest of kitchens. Pair the light color palette with a blue, green or gray wall color choice and you have a brand new kitchen.
Walls and Surfaces Need a Refresh Too
If you decide to paint the cabinets, now is a good time to freshen up all of the surfaces in the kitchen as well. This includes the walls, ceiling, window and door trim, and even the chair rail that goes around your room. Choose a new color palette that coordinates with the overall look of your house but also one that can brighten and open up the most used room of your home.
Add Accent Colors Too
Once you have chosen a color palette for your cabinets and walls, you will want to add one last color to the mix, known as your accent color. For example, if you choose white for your cabinets, gray for your walls, then you may want a splash of color such as a turquoise or red that can make the room pop and look newly decorated.
Use your accent color on the tablecloth, window treatments, canisters, and decor that you have around the room. Choose a color that makes you happy and that will not go out of style in a few months.
If you have the itch to redecorate, choose paint as a way to rejuvenate your kitchen. Questions about this process? Give us a call at Jerry Enos Painting or check out our portfolio page for inspiration.