When it comes to kitchen cabinet painting, you might be tempted to go with the safest choice: white. It’s simple, pure, and matches everything. But really, with so many colors available, along with different combinations, you’re selling yourself and your kitchen short.
In fact, when you add color to your cabinets, you can truly transform your kitchen in an unexpected and dramatic way. You can make it seem larger, airier, brighter, cheerier, or sleeker. This can add to the visual appeal of your kitchen, as well as charm to your home, boosting the overall value in the process.
Not only that, but when you go with color or combine two different tones, then you’re truly making the space your own, personalizing it around your unique style, taste, and preferences. No one else will have the same kitchen as you!
So, break out of the mold and consider some color. To help make the decision process a little easier, and so you can integrate a two-toned approach with success, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Pick a Dominant Color
When it comes to the colors you choose, make sure one is bolder and more dramatic, while the other is a more neutral and subtle shade. If you pick two loud colors, they’ll compete with each other and the eye won’t know where to focus. There’s no resting place visually, making your kitchen seem incohesive.
Choose a Secondary Color
When you’re going with a two-toned look, choose a second color that’s a good balance to your dominant or main color. For instance, rather than two completely different colors, like red and green, consider a brighter, richer yellow as the dominant color and a softer, buttery yellow as the secondary choice. Or your second color can also be a neutral that will blend well with anything. Think cream, white, soft gray or beige.
Test Colors Before Deciding
Rather than going for it and painting your entire kitchen, test out a small area first. For instance, use the two-tone approach on the center island, or on a built-in desk. This way, you can get a better sense of whether you truly like the look before you invest the time, effort and money into painting all of your cabinets.
Use Color Creatively
When you’re going with two different tones, don’t only think about cabinet boxes, doors, and drawers. Consider other areas, as well, like the crown molding at the top of your cabinets. You can enhance it by painting it a slightly darker color than your cabinets and adding a more defined border around your kitchen. Keep in mind, though, this kind of approach to color can make your kitchen seem smaller, so only use it if you have high ceilings and a large space.
Break Out the Color Wheel
Choosing colors can be difficult, even for the most creative or design savvy person. After all, there’s a lot on the line and this is your space, so you want it to be perfect.
One tool to use to help you get there is a color wheel. It has colors of all kinds on it and shows what other colors will complement them. It’s an easy place to start to get some ideas about what will work well together. It might also give you some options and mixes you hadn’t considered before.
Bring in the Experts
If you’d rather hand-off the job to experts, then consider hiring N-Hance®. With our team, we have design specialists who can walk you step-by-step through different options, talk to you about your specific space, and help you choose a mix of colors you will love. You can even view samples at home to be sure they are right for your space.
On top of that, we have endless choices, not only when it comes to our many colors, but also different finishing techniques. You can combine these to get a one-of-a-kind kitchen that suits your style perfectly.
We can also handle the work in just under five days, so you’ll get brand new colors in your kitchen, quickly. It’s thanks to our Lightspeed® system, which instantly cures the products we apply. It provides a factory-quality finish that’s rock-hard and resistant to scratches, scuffs, and every day wear and tear.
When you’re ready for an easier, more affordable, and high-quality way to kitchen cabinet painting, call your local N-Hance at (855) 642-6230 today to request a FREE estimate.