With inclement weather still upon us, there has never been a more opportune
time to update the ‘epicenter’ of your home with color! Regardless
of whether your dream kitchen consists of a cozy farmhouse eatery, a contemporary
bistro, or a traditional dining area; the creative use of color represents
a budget friendly way to rejuvenate this hard working, all important family
the kitchen with color can be as elaborate or as easy as you prefer, depending
upon whether the intention is a complete overhaul of color or simply introducing
splashes of additional hues into the space. Examine existing kitchen surfaces
to determine what needs “sprucing up” or modernizing. Painting
cabinetry can take the form of an array of innovative, decorative finishes.
Soft whitewashed cabinet fronts assist with fashioning the aura of a coastal
cottage. Deep toned, distressed decorative finishes can make a mountain
retreat out of any ordinary kitchen! The introduction of an innovative
backsplash can provide the focal point for the kitchen space, representing
the thread that ties the entire space together. Create a monochromatic
color scheme by mimicking cabinetry, countertop and wall covering colors.
Or, introduce powerful contrast by painting the backsplash a dramatically
deeper color than cabinetry and personalizing with stenciled motifs that
reflect a desired theme. Customizing kitchen surfaces with painted freehand
techniques can highlight a specific color scheme and reflect a designated
repetitive pattern, (such as stripes) that is present within the kitchen.
not overlook nontraditional kitchen items as potential paint candidates
and sources of inspiration! Classic design elements such as cabinetry,
ceiling, floor and window coverings, moldings and trim all provide a wealth
of opportunities to add dynamic color to the kitchen space. Sometimes
the most interesting spark of color can be found amongst the most unanticipated
sources! Explore the possibility of painting the chandelier that hangs
over the dining table, timeworn cabinetry and drawer pulls or an unfinished
wooden microwave storage cart. Perk up inexpensive shelving by painting
trim or highlight hanging plate or pot racks with the application of an
unusual, cutting edge paint finish! Eclectic kitchens are in! Unexpected
painted furnishings and accessories can be manipulated to unify the entire
space or represent a powerful focal point within the kitchen.
have designed high quality kitchen and bath paints to address the specific
cleaning and moisture needs that are present within the kitchen space.
New latex high gloss paints are excellent candidates for kitchen cabinets.
Consulting with paint professionals or on-line at www.paintquality.com
for preparing, painting and finishing the intended surface will help to
assure the most effective results for your impending kitchen renovation,
regardless of the size of the project.
Refresh your kitchen
with color now, and enjoy the fruits of your labor throughout the entire
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