Transform Your Kitchen with Paint


Everyone knows that the kitchen is the heart of the home, which is why most people are always anxious to improve it. Certainly, there’s nothing more satisfying than being able to bring that full scale kitchen remodel you’ve always dreamed of to fruition. Sadly, though, it’s just not always possible. Whether it’s due to financial considerations, the inconvenience of being inconvenienced by such a massive project or something else altogether, there might be something standing in your way of a large renovation. But that’s perfectly fine! You don’t need to break the bank to create a fabulous kitchen space you and your family will love for many years to come.

Specialists in the industry can help you to create a totally different vibe in your kitchen space with the addition of one simple treatment – paint. You’ll be amazed at the total transformation you’ll be able to achieve in your kitchen by changing just the colors. And remember – don’t stop at just the walls! You’ve got a blank canvas above you on the ceiling and plenty of trim to use as accent areas.

So, how exactly do you go about choosing the right paint color for your kitchen? Following these steps will help ensure you are able to get the right color and style to mesh perfectly with your kitchen space.

Ways To Transform Your Kitchen With Paint

If you gravitate toward all things modern, consider choosing monochromatic colors, such as whites or grays, for your walls and trim. Bright accent colors, such as reds, yellows or any others you love, will pop in the stark space, creating a true modern masterpiece in your kitchen.

For those of you who prefer things to remain more on the traditional side, you can’t go wrong with a neutral color palette with warm undertones. Choosing a color with warm, as opposed to cool undertones, will help you to create a cozy kitchen oasis that will have everyone gravitating toward your inviting space.

And how about those of you who prefer all things vintage and retro? Don’t worry, there’s a color story for you, as well. Certain colors were very predominant back in the day. Think old diners or even your grandmother’s kitchen. Retro colors can include mint greens, yellows, reds and that traditional 1970’s orange. But, in all likelihood, it might not be the best idea to cover your entire kitchen in 1970’s orange. Instead, go with a neutral wall color or even an accent wall and pop in retro accent colors on your trim, in your vintage appliances and in other strategic spots in the kitchen.


Knowing the size of your kitchen space is essential to choosing the right colors. Those of you with large, open spaces can often get away with darker tones simply because you have more space to break up the span of darker paint. Galley-style kitchens and other kitchens with a smaller footprint benefit from lighter wall colors in order to help extend the space and make it appear larger. Don’t assume that means you have to choose white, though! Just stick with colors that complement your space, but are at the lighter end of the color spectrum.


Lighting can certainly play an important part in your color choices. Since the kitchen is the epicenter of the home, you likely want it to be bright and cheerful – the kind of place everyone wants to be. If you have loads of natural light pouring in from an abundance of windows, you can get away with almost anything in terms of paint colors. If, however, you have a minimal amount of windows to let in the natural light, consider opting for lighter tones in order to achieve a more open feel.


Certainly, the color of your cabinetry and countertops will play an important role in the color you choose for your kitchen. Simple white countertops and cabinets provide a blank slate and are the perfect starting point for choosing nearly any color imaginable. Darker toned cabinets and counters offer a prime opportunity to balance out the darkness with a lighter or medium toned paint color, in either a complementary or contrasting color.


Historically, most homeowners painted every single ceiling in their space either stark white or off white. Nowadays, it’s simply not necessary to stick with a white ceiling. You shouldn’t be afraid to add a touch of color to your ceiling – after all, it’s really no different that the wall space – it just happens to be in a different location. Vaulted ceilings and more open spaces provide an opportunity to bring the eye upward to a spectacular color on the ceiling. Even if you have a predominately white space, a pop of ceiling color can add just the right touch of dramatic flair to your kitchen environment. Even kitchens with traditional 8’ ceilings can choose a paint color other than white for their ceilings. If you’ve chosen a lighter shade on the walls, the same color can go directly on your ceiling.

For more information, be sure to consult with your local paint experts at Vivid Painting who can help guide you down the path to and transform your kitchen. They’re available to answer any questions you may have regarding your project and what colors or finishes to choose. In fact, they can even recommend options you may have not even considered.