Best Paint Colors for Kitchens

One of the simplest ways to change the way your home looks and feels is changing the interior paint colors. In the kitchen, this can be done to dramatic effect—you need not replace countertops or appliances for a major makeover. Instead, choosing paint color can liven up a room, add a dark, sophisticated feel, or create a new mood. Depending on what your tastes are, you’ll be able to find a paint color that you’ll love for years to come. That said, there are some paint colors that are infinitely more popular for kitchens than others. Let’s learn more about these colors and why they’re so often chosen for the one of the most important rooms in the house.


Kitchen painting from Castino Painting

Neutral colors are often chosen in modern kitchens, with white and gray being the leading choices. Gray is said to look too cold sometimes, but when the right shade is chosen—depending on the fixtures, appliances and flooring, it can make the room very inviting. Another benefit to choosing a neutral color like white or gray is that you are free to accessorize any way you want without worrying about clashing with the room’s walls. Also, choosing neutral wall colors allows you to be more creative, for instance, if you want to choose non-traditional countertops or flooring solutions.


If gray or white are not for you—don’t worry, you’re absolutely not alone. Blue is a popular kitchen color, particularly because there are simply so many shades to choose from, from cornflower to sky blue, aqua to cerulean. Depending on the style of your home and your personal taste, you’ll be able to find something that you love that matches your expectations. Likewise, with green, you have a vast range of shades to choose from, and the bright shade can inspire liveliness. If you live in an area that doesn’t get much natural light, you may want to consider a shade of yellow. Yellow paint in the kitchen mimics sunlight, which can make you feel awake and happy—a perfect combination for what is often the busiest room in your home.  For a less traditional route, red is another popular color in the kitchen. Such a warm color is said to stimulate the appetite, so whether you’re doing an accent wall or the entire room, it’s a perfect choice given the way the room is used.

Of course, these are just popular colors for kitchens—if you want to paint your kitchen orange, pink or purple, no one is going to stop you, and frankly, no one should. Your home is just that—yours, and you should feel free to decorate it as you wish. If you’re not sure how you want to decorate or repaint your kitchen, and you need help finding out what would pair well with the existing structures in the room, feel free to contact Castino Painting and Home Services. Our team helps clients with home improvement jobs every day.