How to ‘Colour My Kitchen’

Decorating a kitchen is made up of choices. What dining table should we purchase? Curtains or blinds? Do we want an island counter or not? So, it can be even more frustrating when you realise that you have made the wrong choice. This is especially the case when choosing the paint for the room. Buying a whole tin, cracking the lid and sweeping the first brush across the wall is an exciting experience. Realising duck egg blue looks terrible with your green countertops then sends a sinking feeling into your stomach.

So, what goes into choosing the perfect paint for your kitchen? How do you avoid ‘buyers regret’? There are three simple techniques to ensuring that your paint isn’t a pain.

Choose What You Love

Creating a colour scheme from your favourite colours is almost a sure-fire way to guarantee you liking the outcome. A bright yellow might just be the thing you need to invigorate your mornings, while it might cause another person to recoil from the brightness. Personal taste is entirely subjective, but if you like it then you’re already halfway there.

But Be Brave

It’s also a good idea to be brave in your choices. Sometimes, a brighter and more vibrant colour can make a room stand out. The wall space is usually made up of lots of cabinets and the like, so there is little wall space to work with in the first place. Highlighting the space available with an attractive colour can help make these cabinets and various appliances pop. 

Learn to Compromise

The process of creating a room’s aesthetic can undergo a lot of change. Those vibrant red blinds you loved at first? They clash horribly with the new forest green cabinets. You don’t want to look like you are celebrating Christmas year ‘round after all. So, if something no longer fits your ideas then it is better to let it go.

Ideally, it is best to choose one element from which to base the colour palette of the room on from the outset. This could be your countertops, cabinets or another large aspect of the room. The rest of the room can then be coordinated attractively with these feature pieces. It is much easier to buy a different tin of paint than it is to replace a whole countertop. So, make sure painting the walls is your last port of call. It should match your countertops and backsplash, not force you to match them to a paint you will more than likely change sooner rather than later.

Of course, you could just use our innovative Colour My Way service to help you choose the colour of your dreams.

If you’d like some help in choosing or designing the perfect style for your kitchen, feel free to get in touch with us here at Lakeland Kitchens. Our design experts will be more than happy to help you create your dream home in no time at all!