Spice It Up: Fresh Ideas for Painting Your Kitchen

Consider how much time you spend in your kitchen.  First stop in the morning for coffee. Kiddos at the table, sharing a few precious bits of their day.  It’s where true friends gather. Small moments that weave our lives together. Given the kitchen’s status as the heart of the home, it may be time to share a little love.  Forget the complete renovation, think of new paint as a breath of fresh air for the new season ahead.

Variety is the Spice of Life

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You know it’s true!  Freshly painted crisp colors evoke a sense of renewal.  Grab a color wheel and take a spin. Do a color consultation.  See what colors catch your eye, then head out to see all the variations of those colors.  Don’t narrow your choices just yet. Brainstorming color opens the door to your imagination; at this point it’s all about possibilities, not parameters.  

Paint Isn’t a Forever Decision  

Don’t think about what you want a decade from now; think about what you want next.  Too often we get caught up in trying to decide what the market will like.  Doesn’t matter.  This is your home.  Unless you’re painting specifically to sell, and deliberately choosing a neutral palette, pick what you love right now.

Find Yourself a Painting Professional

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Now that you’ve got an idea of what you like, it’s time to bring in the professionals.  Folks that actually paint for a living are invaluable when it comes to choosing the right paint and the right tools for the job.  They can tell you why Paint A works well in the spare bedroom, and why Paint B is a better choice for the kitchen.

What’s in Your Pantry?

Before starting to bake that amazing birthday cake, or whipping up a pot of chili, every good cook checks to see what she already has on hand.  Professional painters do the same thing, and it’s especially important in the kitchen.

You’ve already have cabinetry, countertops and flooring.  And you’ve chosen a brand new color for your kitchen. Working together with a professional painter, you’ll be able to determine the best way to bring the entire project together into one, cohesive, beautiful space.

The Sweet Taste of Success

Just think, a spring facelift for your kitchen, powered by paint and a desire to add a little spice to your life.  Tastes pretty sweet, doesn’t it?

Categories: Color Tips, Interior House Painting