A kitchen remodel can be done in a much more affordable way if you simply repaint the cabinets and change out the hardware. Many homeowners are choosing to do this, however, this means making the right decision when it comes to paint color. The wrong paint color can lead to issues with many parts of the kitchen remodel. Here are five tips to help you choose the right paint color:
- Consider the Size of the Kitchen: Choosing a lighter paint color for your kitchen cabinets is important if you have a smaller kitchen since lighter colors will help brighten and open up the space. However, if you have a larger kitchen, you can often times get away with darker paint colors for the cabinets, so long as the kitchen is also well lit so it doesn't compromise the brightness in the space.
- Consider Whether or Not You Plan to Sell: If you plan to sell the home in the near future, it's much better to go with a neutral color so your home attracts more buyers. Any bold colors can make your kitchen less appealing to certain buyers because it's not always going to match their style. Besides, natural colors are easier to change over bolder colors that often require many primers before it can be hidden.
- Consider Contrast: If you are choosing lighter colored counters and flooring, it doesn't hurt to go with a darker paint color for the kitchen cabinets because it creates a beautiful contrast. The same canoe said of the opposite coach. Contrast allows the different aspects of the kitchen design not to merge together, but rather stand apart to help open up the kitchen space.
- Consider Staining: If you have wooden cabinets, rather than painting, you might want to consider simply staining them to give them the right, touched up finish. This is helpful if you don't want to lose the natural beauty of the wood cabinets, but aren't happy with it's dulling appearance. Just be sure that you test out different stains in order to choose one that will bring the right shade to your cabinets that you are happy with.
When you consider these four tips for choosing the right paint color, you can be sure that the paint color does not compromise the overall remodeled design of your kitchen, but rather adds to it and makes it stand out. On top of this, you will save money on the overall remodel and be able to splurge elsewhere.
Contact a local remodeling service for more information.