Trending Colors-Picking A Color

When picking a color for your own kitchen or bathroom, it is best to go with a color that resonates with you, unless you are planning to sell your home in the near future. Whites and grays are the all-time favorites. But most likely you will want something that fits you and your home. Blues and teals are also becoming increasingly popular. However it is always best to go with your gut feeling, enjoying what feels homey to you.

You can even decide to use two colors in your kitchen. Use your imagination!!

repaint with white uppers and teal lower cabinet doors
Want some color in your kitchen? Paint the upper cabinets white, and use another color for the bottom!

Sometimes it helps to visualize your old wood cabinets in another color. If you want some ideas, google “the latest kitchen colors”, or check out Pinterest. These are very valuable resources to help you visualize your own kitchen in that or a similar color. Also, they often include the number of the exact color they used.

Once you have narrowed your options to a few colors, buy a pint in the sample color of your choice. Try painting some small boards with it, then putting them in your kitchen at various angles. This will really help you visualize how the color looks in your kitchen, with your existing walls, counters, and back splashes. Remember that even the lighting can change the tones of paint.

Whites are by far the most popular colors, and since they tend to be more neutral, they go well  with most other colors you might have in the room.

Take into consideration the color of your walls, counter tops, and floor, and choose colors that will tie these together.

Using lighter colors in small spaces can help brighten up the kitchen and give the allusion of more space.

Navy blues and grays are the trend presently. Combining these colors with white is also a popular trend.  Use contrasting colors for the island, such as a blue or grey island and white cabinets for the rest of the kitchen.

Another popular trend is to have blue or gray base cabinets with white wall cabinets. Again, this may not be the best in all situations,  depending on the color of counter tops and walls.

However, if you will be using this kitchen for many years, then the sky’s the limit when choosing a color. Make it something attractive that you will love!