our favorite kitchen paint colors
Create a bright and colorful space in the busiest room of the home.
Published Dec 14, 2014 12:24 PM
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Busiest room in the home deserves a little color. Get some inspiration.
Black glass beads, popular in the Victorian era, bring noir-glam to a traditional kitchen.
Paint color: “Woodlawn blue” by Benjamin Moore
pretty in (hot) pink
A gutsy color can help create a cohesive space.
Paint color: “
Melrose pink” by Benjamin Moore
in the limelight
Use a bright colored wall (and extend it to the doorway) to frame the view of a room.
Paint color (wall):
“Exotic lime” by Benjamin Moore
mix it up
Bright yellow wallpaper in a classic motif complements the turquoise wall color and creates a happy kitchen. The rug seamlessly ties all the colors together.
Paint color: “
Arsenic in eggshell modern emulsion” by Farrow and Ball
“Harlem Toile de Jouy” by Studio Printworks
capitalize on space
A minimalist black-and-white palette creates a clean backdrop, making the crowded countertops—and even the space above the cabinet—homey instead of busy.
Paint color (cabinet and trim):
Porch and floor alkyd high gloss enamel in “Patio White” by Benjamin Moore
Paint color (chalkboard paint):
Studio Finishes chalkboard paint” by Benjamin Moore
PGM “Cape Cod” by Mario’s True Value Home Center
Although the centerpiece of this kitchen is the flowery wallpapered fridge, the blue walls create a perfect sky blue.
Paint color (walls):
“Sea mist green” by Benjamin Moore
“Guermantes” by Brunschwig & Fils