5 Ways You Can Transform Your Kitchen With Paint
Many people admit to feeling intimidated when it comes to remodeling their kitchen—and it’s easy to understand why. Kitchen remodels can be expensive and time-consuming. But that doesn’t mean you have to live with your outdated kitchen. Here comes paint to the rescue! Check out these five tips for transforming your kitchen from drab to fab using only the power of paint.
- Get Creative with Cabinets
If your cabinets are due for an upgrade, and you don’t have the budget to replace them completely, then repaint them. You can use more traditional neutral colors like white, beige, or brown, which will allow you to get more creative with wall color. Or, if your kitchen walls are already neutral you can give your kitchen a pop of color with yellow, blue, green, or even red cabinets. A current trend is to paint the exterior of the cabinets one color and the interior a complimentary or contrasting color.
Bonus tip: As long as you’re painting your cabinets, replace the handles and drawer pulls too. With freshly painted cabinets and new hardware, you may find that your entire kitchen is enhanced, even if you do nothing else.
- Add Wow-Factor to Walls
It’s pretty easy to pull off a professional paint job in your kitchen because, between appliances and cabinets, there’s actually little visible wall space. For that reason, you can use bright, fun colors that could potentially be too overwhelming in a larger space. Rich yellows, rusty reds, cool blues, and vibrant greens are wonderful choices that will make your kitchen “pop” despite the little amount of paint the job will require.
You can also kick up the creativity in your kitchen by painting patterns on your walls. This can really showcase your personality. For example, sleek stripes look modern and cool and polka dots are fun and bubbly. There’s also an extensive array of stencils out there—from flowers to farm animals, and fresh spices to fruits—that you can use to easily create any wall pattern you want.
- See Ceiling Possibilities
Some decorators call ceilings the “fifth wall” because, like your actual walls, ceilings can be painted to enhance your kitchen. For some, painting their entire kitchen a bold color might be too much, but painting just the ceiling could be just the pop of color your kitchen needs. A crisp sky blue on the ceiling can really open up the room and create a spacious feeling. A bright yellow ceiling could also work to give a happy, sunny feel to the room.
- Add Fun Floor Flourishes
If you don’t want to paint what’s above you, then look down. Painting your hardwood floors is an affordable and stylish way to spruce up your kitchen. You can choose a solid color, or go with a pattern like a checkboard design for a fun, retro feel.
- Choose Colorful Countertops
Did you know that you can paint your laminate countertop? Start by sanding it down and then wiping away the dust. From there, the possibilities are endless. This versatility means painted kitchen countertops will work in a number of different kitchen styles, including modern, rustic, shabby chic, and country. You can also use stone-textured or marbled paints for a high-end look without the expense.
If your kitchen is in need of an upgrade, but you’re short on time and budget, then consider the possibilities of paint. With a few gallons of your favorite colors and a little bit of creativity, you can give your entire kitchen a fresh new look quickly and easily.
Spray Finishes has year of experience painting kitchen cabinets for their residential customers. They specialize in on-site painting, and also have a 10,000 square foot shop for large off-site jobs. Spray Finishes’ friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to serve you at any of their five tristate area locations, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Long Island, and Westchester. Contact Spray Finishes today for an estimate on your next painting project.
*Content Updated: November 14, 2017