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5 Trending Paint Colors for Kitchens

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Kitchen trends tend to stick around a bit longer than other home trends as most homeowners wait several years between kitchen remodeling projects. According to Home Stratosphere, the percentage of homeowners who prefer contemporary esthetics and decor in their homes is 25.18%, while 31.41% have tastes that run more traditional. This season, there are a lot of exciting paint color trends happening for both contemporary and traditional kitchen designs.

Paint is an effective way to transform the look and feel of your kitchen without causing a lot of disruption. If you’re ready to give your kitchen a fresh look, but now isn’t the time for a complete remodel, a new paint color is the way to go. Let’s take a closer look at some of the top trending paint colors for kitchens to discuss with your professional painting company.

1. Bold Reds

If you’re working with a professional painting company, you’ll have a helpful resource available. Kitchen paint colors tend to reach a high level of popularity and then stick around for a while. Remember Millennium Pink? After many years of seeing this color everywhere, it’s since been replaced by bold reds. Reds are a great way to give your kitchen a completely new look and feel. This is a color choice that works great with contemporary kitchens, farmhouse styles, and traditional decor. And, it’s also a fantastic way to break out of your comfort zone.

The shades of red that are trending tend toward a bold hue and paprika, pepper, and tomato reds are all deep enough that they’re not overwhelming. You can add some brightness to your kitchen without having to worry about it being too much. For many homeowners, their experimentation with new colors often begins in the kitchen. If you want to stay on-trend with your kitchen decor, bold reds are worth your consideration. And, they work well with neutrals, white, brown, and black, so there are many complementary color choices also available to enhance your color palette.

2. Nostalgic Shades

If it seems like everything old is new again, you’re right. Kitchens especially are trending nostalgic with everything retro from major appliances to toasters. Nostalgic shades can capture feelings from the past while still looking like something new. In addition to the old appliance colors like Harvest Yellow and Avocado Green, shades of brown are gaining popularity. So too are navy blue and burgundy, especially in the kitchen. When you choose one of these nostalgic colors, to incorporate into an eclectic style, your kitchen will have a unique look that reflects your personality and tastes. These colors are also perfect base colors that allow you to mix in a lot of bold accent colors.

Burgundy and navy blue also work very well together. You can paint your cabinets navy and use burgundy as an accent color or wall paint. The possibilities are nearly limitless when it comes to paint options, and adding accent colors is an effective way to elevate the overall result of your painting project. The professional painting company that you work with will be able to provide helpful advice and information during your color selection process. Don’t be afraid to ask for input and feedback. They’re the best people to ask about current trends in the local area.

3. Soothing Greens

There are so many different shades of green that remain popular year after year. Green is such a soothing color, that many homeowners find that they want at least one room in their home painted some type of green. For your kitchen, the trending greens include olive, moss, and sage. Brighter greens like seafoam are being used a bit more sparingly, often as accents. The deeper the green, the more relaxing the vibe it gives off. When you want to bring the feeling of the outdoors inside, a popular trend that’s not losing any steam, you can go for a leafy shade.

Color schemes inspired by nature continue to be on-trend years after their popularity took hold. You can coordinate browns and greens to have a natural feel to your kitchen. This is especially lovely in kitchens with a lot of windows and natural light. Creating a kitchen that feels like an oasis can help your family and friends linger a little longer, and help make your kitchen the heart of your home. Savvy homeowners who want to stay up-to-date with the trends, really can’t go wrong with green this season.

4. Two-Toned Cabinets

Another trend that appears to be growing in popularity is tuxedo-style cabinets. As cabinets are built to last and don’t need to be replaced very often, many homeowners are turning to paint to give theirs an updated look. The tuxedo-style trend is essentially darker lower cabinets and lighter upper cabinets. If you’re drawn to this look, but don’t want to go through the disruption that new cabinets will cause, consider painting your lower cabinets a darker color. Today’s popular brown shades have a gray base, so choose a paint color with those qualities.

Painting your lower cabinets a darker color is a subtle way to make a change to your kitchen. Because the cabinets aren’t in your sight line, the darker color isn’t overwhelming. You can either leave your uppers as they are or paint them. Today’s specialized paints include those designed for cabinet painting. Your contractor will be able to advise you on the appropriateness of your cabinets for painting. Tuxedo-style cabinets are a popular, upscale trend that’s often found in new-build homes in high-end areas. Perhaps it’s a perfect fit for your home too.

5. Earth Tones

Earth tones, in some form or fashion, are perennially popular. Cooler tones are prevailing at the moment, with browns and reds taking over. When white kitchens were all the rage, warmer earth tones were commonly used as accent colors. Now, some homeowners are moving away from all-white looks and are incorporating more color into their kitchens. This means that cooler tones are optimal because they’re a lot less overwhelming. Browns and greens work well together and are perfect for the nature-inspired look you want. Consider how much natural light your kitchen receives, and the colors of your cabinets and countertops, and then choose your shades!

To complement your earth tones, you’ll want to maintain a lot of natural materials in your kitchen. Wood, glass, and stone all work well. Your nature-inspired kitchen could include decor and accessories that bring the outside in or reflect outdoor pursuits. Pine cones, sea glass, and wood sculptures all work well in this type of space. The best part of choosing a new paint color for your kitchen is the many ways you can reinterpret your personal style to create a look that’s fully up-to-date but also in keeping with your own tastes. Experiment with different color choices, and have some fun.

When it’s time to update your kitchen or any other area in your house, The Oregon Painting Company is the professional painting company to call. We can handle all of your interior and exterior painting needs. There are a lot of exciting color trends happening with kitchens right now, and we’re here to help you incorporate them into your decor. Our team can help you create an updated look for your kitchen while we work to minimize any disruption to your family’s daily routine. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your project. We look forward to working with you!

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