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Paint Colors for Kitchens – The Perfect Recipe

paint colors for kitchens

So you wanna spice up your kitchen? We don’t blame ya. If you’re anything like us, the last thing you want to do when you get home from work is cook. It’s gotta be done though, so it might as well be in a room that you enjoy.

Check out our ideas for paint colors for kitchens – hopefully you will find a few ingredients to create the perfect recipe for you. Too cheesy? Probably.

Ok, let’s get to it!

Have you ever noticed if you are looking at homes to buy, one of the first things that sticks out is the kitchen? No one wants a dated looking kitchen – it immediately brings the entire feel of the house down. Yep, I’m talking to you over there with the wood paneled walls from the 1960s. Buddy, those days are gone. As much as we hate to say it, get out of the DeLorean and get with the times.


Now just because you aren’t selling/buying a home doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think about how your kitchen looks. If you love the retro feel, there is a way to get it and still look new and modern. Mint and other candy colored pastels are great paint colors for kitchens that have a 50’s and 60’s vibe. All you need is a mini jukebox and a milkshake mixer, and you are on your way.


White kitchens are all the rage now. Funny enough, because they’ve been all the rage for a while. Some things just never go out of style. There are ways to warm them up so you don’t feel like you are cooking in the pysch ward. If you try white walls and cabinets, try adding some wood effects, or perhaps a butcher block table. The benefit of white paint colors for kitchens is that you can change up the decor whenever the heck ya want. Calling all commitment-phobes here…


Don’t be afraid of bold hues for paint colors for kitchens. Here are some cool benefits.

  • Dark colors are warm and inviting. This will make a kitchen a great spot to hang out in. Try a warm burgundy or dark brown. Either of these colors also look great with classic decor.
  • It’s easy to go modern. A bright red will look great with black accents and cool-looking stainless steel appliances.
  • Bold colors can disguise all the crap that your kids wipe or throw on the walls. With these colors you can bring on the food fights and not worry (too much) about having scuzzy looking walls.

Cabinets & Islands

Gone are the days of having everything match up perfectly. Painting your cabinets or kitchen islands a fun, bright color will really lighten up the room. Try painting just the island a bright blue or yellow. It will be an awesome centerpiece and will make the room shine.

If the fam and friends hang out a lot in one particular area – say a bar/counter spot, a kitchen booth, or the island – painting that area a unique, bright color will make it a much more fun place to be.


Painting floors can definitely be a huge hassle.If you have wood floors in your kitchen, a great way to spice up the room is to paint them a fun color.

Now hold on one second – if you have beeyoootiful wood floors that are perfectly refinished and just absofreakinglutely amazing, then please… slowly step away from the paint. This is strictly for those of us who have wood floors that maybe need freshening up or are past their prime.

White wood floors are pretty in now so that would give you some hipster cred. If that ain’t your thing, then try using your artistic skills to paint some patterns. Here is your chance to go wild. The great thing is, if you mess it up, you can just paint right over it. Pretty cool, huh?

So now you have the rundown on paint colors for kitchens. So when you are ready to get started, give us a ring and we’ll be happy to do the dirty work for ya!

Photo by citymama / CC BY-ND 2.0

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