When you do not have the cash for a full-on remodel, a spanking new paint job will add oomph to a kitchen without having to overhaul everything else. But here is the thing — there are a bazillion colors to choose from at your local home improvement store. And that can make finding the best shade for your cooking space a mind-boggling chore. So, how do you pick?
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Green and Pink Kitchen
Not too long ago, pink walls were usually relegated to children's bedrooms or retro bathrooms. But thanks to the rise of millennial pink, pink-colored walls are popping up everywhere. An example is the salmon pink wall in this mostly white kitchen by Casa Colombo and Serboli Architecture based in Barcelona, Spain. But the colorful goodness does not stop there. For a touch of lovely contrast, they painted the shutter apple green.Continue to 2 of 23 below.
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Blue Kitchen Colors
Various shades of blue wash over this white kitchen by Vidal Design Collaborative, a design and construction firm based in Southern California. The wall that carves out the breakfast nook is a paint shade called Soft Sky by Benjamin Moore. The pretty tile backsplash repeats the color.Continue to 3 of 23 below.
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Yellow Modern Kitchen With Pale Wood Feature Wall
Lower cabinets painted in Bright Yellow by Benjamin Moore light up this charming kitchen by the duo behind Alys Design located in Pittsboro, North Carolina. The sunshiny hue coordinates beautifully with the pale wood walls and the white platinum quartz countertop.
If painting a furnished kitchen, use a roller on the large stretches of wall and use a brush for smaller strips of wall, such as those located between a backsplash and cabinets.Continue to 4 of 23 below.
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Retro Kitchen With Pops of Bright Paint Colors
Striking strokes of uplifting colors add zip to this retro kitchen by Alison Kandler, an interior designer based in Santa Monica, California. The painted, vintage-inspired screen door is a cheerful shade of yellow. The cabinets are an earthy hue called Rolling Hill Green by Benjamin Moore. The single shudder on the right was distressed with orange chalk paint.Continue to 5 of 23 below.
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Red, White, and Blue Kitchen
Red, white, and blue is the winning color combination that lends a heaping dose of pep to this kitchen by British Standard Cupboards situated in the U.K. The retro-styled cooking space features two-tone cabinets, which offset a bold-colored refrigerator. The crisp, white upper walls lend an open and airy vibe. The geometric floor tile is a modern touch that keeps the room from feeling too kitschy.Continue to 6 of 23 below.
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Blue, Green, and White Kitchen
Calming cool colors evoke serenity in this kitchen by Australian design firm Brett Mickan Interior Design. The earthy green wall and the two-tone blue and white cabinetry bring inviting character to the table.Continue to 7 of 23 below.
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Minty Fresh Kitchen That is Thoroughly Modern
Black Lacquer Design based in Los Angeles, California is known for creating thoroughly modern spaces filled with striking colors and attention-grabbing patterns. Here, the firm combines a bold pattern floor tile with pastel cabinetry in a paint color called Mint Julep by Benjamin Moore. The result is an incredibly fresh cooking space that feels both stylish and approachable.
Make sure to thoroughly clean your kitchen walls before painting. When mixed with water, TSP (trisodium phosphate) is a great cleaning solution for areas that have gathered grease.Continue to 8 of 23 below.
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Painted Wood Floor in Trellis Pattern
If you crave bold hues, kitchens are the perfect place to satisfy that hunger. Case in point: this colorful kitchen by interior designer Janet Gridley based in Dallas, Texas. The cooking space reflects the homeowner's love of bright colors. Our favorite feature is the patterned floor. Instead of ripping out the original wood floor during the renovation, it was given a brand-new look using porch and patio floor paint in white and blue.Continue to 9 of 23 below.
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Kitchen Inspired by an Orange Creamsicle
A wall in a frothy shade called Orange Creamsicle by Benjamin Moore brightens up this white cooking space by interior design firm Nimu Equipo based in Madrid, Spain. The kitchen island painted a striking shade of navy blue lends colorful contrast.Continue to 10 of 23 below.
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Create a Stunning Painted Backsplash
The talented designers at Dittrich Hudson Vasetti Architects situated in Bristol, England, used paint to spruce up a simple, white kitchen. They painted the backsplash portion of the wall pictured a shade called Julep by Sherman-Williams. Afterward, they installed a glass sheet to create a surface that is both water and stain-resistant. The surrounding walls are a hue called Mindful Gray, also by Sherman- Williams. The color adds a little contrast to the white flat front cabinetry.Continue to 11 of 23 below.
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Multi-Hued Kitchen Cabinets
Celebrate your culinary creativity with this multi-hued cabinets idea by the design team at Ande Bunbury Architects based in Melbourne, Australia. The eclectic cooking space incorporates seven different paint colors to make a Mondrian-inspired statement. The walls were kept white to keep the room from feeling too busy.Continue to 12 of 23 below.
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Create a Bold Kitchen Accent Wall
Painting one wall in a kitchen a bold, dramatic color can punch things up. For instance, take a gander at this cooking space spotted on Alvhem. A robust shade called Teal Tension by Dulux takes the room to a new stylish level. Continue to 13 of 23 below.
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Perfect Mix of Minty Blue and Soft Gray
JAS Design Build based in Seattle, Washington, painted these kitchen cabinets a shade called Tidewater by Sherman-Williams. We love this cool color because it combines a dollop of minty blue with whisper-soft gray. The result is a refreshing, pale hue that feels soothing and fresh.Continue to 14 of 23 below.
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Retro Kitchen With Cheerful Paint Colors
This retro cooking space by Santa Monica, California-based interior designer Alison Kandler has two cheerful paint ideas worth stealing. The old wood floor was enlivened with a colorful checker pattern. The brand-new kitchen island got a country farmhouse makeover thanks to a few coats of Red Barn by Benjamin Moore.Continue to 15 of 23 below.
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Zesty Shade of Acid Yellow
We love how a little paint can instantly personalize a cooking space. Here, Nerland Building Restoration and Design based in San Francisco, California uses acid yellow to add zest to a gray and white kitchen.Continue to 16 of 23 below.
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Historic Paint Colors for Kitchens
Copper Sky Renovations based in Atlanta, Georgia, gave the kitchen in this home a timeless boost with historical paint colors by Benjamin Moore. A hue called Hale Orange tops off the Palace Blue walls. The red lower cabinet on the right is Cornwallis Red.Continue to 17 of 23 below.
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Paint Colors for a French Country Kitchen
Three paint colors set the tone in this French country kitchen by Witt Construction based in Saratoga Springs, New York. The arched structure concealing the oven hood is a brilliant shade of red. The cabinetry is a creamy yellow. The kitchen island is a moody blue-black.
If painting a kitchen island, you can protect the adjacent surfaces by covering the countertop and floor with masking paper and taping it into place.Continue to 18 of 23 below.
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Navy Blue Cabinets and a Sea Foam Green Kitchen IslandContinue to 19 of 23 below.
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Tuscan Orange Kitchen Island and NeutralsContinue to 20 of 23 below.
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Pretty-in-Pink KitchenContinue to 21 of 23 below.
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Creamy Hues Paired With Stark White
Pairing warm creamy colors with stark white hues can be confusing. Here is how to get the task done. Setting the tone in this kitchen by Grant K. Gibson Interior Design based in San Francisco, are walls painted Decorator's White by Benjamin Moore. It is a pure, crisp shade without yellow or blue undertones, so it pairs beautifully with anything like these cabinets in Bavarian Cream also by Benjamin Moore.Continue to 22 of 23 below.
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Color Wash Your Kitchen Cabinets
Show off your cabinets' wood grain with a color washing painting technique. In this chic cooking space by Sustainable Kitchens based in the U.K., a few thin coats of blue paint add depth to the natural wood grain.Continue to 23 of 23 below.
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