Repainting your kitchen – what colors and what effects lets learn it with photos
Repainting your kitchen is one of the simple ways to change the mood in one of the central rooms of the house. However, before embarking on this mission, it would be good to take into consideration a few elements, to make the best change. How to do it? And what are the flagship colors of 2018? Follow us as we visit the world of shades that have the power to transform an ordinary kitchen.
The trend colors of 2018
Purple is advertised as THE color of this year. This dapper shade is a bold option. You really have to dare. But nothing better, to create a sumptuous kitchen decor. It’s a hot and cold color, at the same time.
The fuchsia is another hue hit right now, so if you have the courage and if you feel like it, go for the walls in fuchsia, or for a single wall. The kitchen furniture in this color creates a vibrant vibe. You can balance this strong color with white.
The lemon yellow is another hit in the decor of 2018. It is cheerful and brighten your kitchen like a sun. For the walls you can opt for the pale yellow, while for the furniture you can prefer the lemon yellow. The orange will make your kitchen friendly and it is at the forefront of fashion currently. But mustard is also a variant to consider, if you like the shades of yellow.
Red is a color that triumphs in interior decoration during the last years, but it must be handled with care. Do not bet on the total red look of the walls. Comb one. It will highlight your stainless steel kitchen which lacks individuality. You will get a friendly and warm atmosphere. You can paint the other walls of your kitchen in pearl gray, for an interesting and very elegant interior.
Repainting his kitchen in pastel shades
Repainting his kitchen in light peach
A hyper-class deco solution
The two-tone wall is your option, if you want a special decor. The combinations to try:
- smoke gray on the lower part of the wall and pastel blue on the upper part, to visually “open” the room in height;
- smoke gray and pearl gray;
- pearl gray and white;
- white and royal blue;
- white and navy blue;
- Pistachio green and white, for a Zen cuisine and relaxing.
The hits combinations of 2018
- yellow and mint green ;
- brick red and pastel blue;
- blue duck and white (eh, yes, duck blue continues to be one of the basic colors of modern kitchens);
- orange and black;
- pink and white;
- blue and taupe;
- white and plum;
- orange and apple green;
- powdery pink and brown.
The hyper cool effect
To give depth to your kitchen, done in white, or with a white wall, we frame the yellow or orange window. The kitchen becomes brighter and the window becomes more prominent. This is how you get an arty atmosphere.
Effect paints and decorative coatings, matte or iridescent finishes make the walls more sophisticated. Paint pots indicate the tool to be used, the number of layers to be made and how to proceed, so it is important to follow the indications on the product. The various effects are obtained by:
- the brush
- the spatula
- the smoothing brush
- the trowel.
You will choose one of them according to the effects you seek. Special Effect paints have been so much optimized lately that you need to go through a single coat. Repainting your kitchen with these hues is not complicated at all.
A mix of rustic and industrial style
Metallic, concrete, pearlescent and sequined effects, aged metal
Glitter paint is applied directly to the wall surface, without underlayment, in a single layer. You can also choose to apply a glittery gel on a smooth paint, to obtain an attractive finish.
Metallic paint is available in a range of shades from gray to bronze. It is applied without a previous layer, but you must pass two layers, to fix it well. It is leachable, so it is a good choice for your kitchen.
The effects of concrete have become very popular, thanks to the rise of industrial style in the interior decor. It appears at first shyly on the work plans, then on the floors. And, we liked it so much that we started using it on the walls! If you apply special protection, this paint will not fear the water. Know, however, that you must go through 3 phases to get the concrete effect:
- you must apply a primer
- you have to create the concrete effect on the first layer, using the trowel
- for the satin finish, you must polish with steel wool.
The effects of aged metal are too specific and it is for this reason that it is better to use them in moderation. Paint with only one wall, use this paint for the credence, or to give relief to an area, for example the bar or the corner of the dining room. How to do it:
- first apply a special undercoat for this type of paint
- apply a topcoat
- applicable on all types of surfaces, except polystyrene.
With its changing effects, pearlescent paint is a very aesthetic solution. It applies in a single layer, on a special undercoat. It is the best variant in a bright kitchen – light creates magical effects. Pearly shades exist in a wide range of colors. This acrylic paint (water-based paint) boasts of a formula that contains fine particles of mica. They reflect the received light. The material you will use to apply it cleans with water. Applicable in dry rooms and in damp rooms, but in the second case, you will have to pass on a specific varnish, to protect it from stains of moisture and molds.
In blue and white
Pastel blue touches in a rustic style kitchen
How to repaint his kitchen? This tutorial shows it to you:
In a Mediterranean style
A kitchen repainted in pastel blue
In an industrial style
Pearl gray is a good color for the kitchen with classic furniture
A kitchen made entirely of white, with the floor and some accents in black
A light and fresh interior
An art deco solution – a mosaic effect in bright shades
In orange, turquoise blue and red
Reseda touches in a kitchen in white. The rug in navy blue and white under the table is an interesting fantasy accent
A pastel blue wall and a wall with a 3D wall sticker with white brick patterns
A white ceiling and walls, with reseda furniture, with black accents
Duck blue furniture, walls and a credence in white. The floor is with tiling in Greek style, in black and white
White shelves on a wall tile wall in gray, blue and white
A wall in shades that strongly contrasts with the other walls and the white ceiling
A classy contrast
An interior made with three shades of blue
An orange brick wall, matched with black furniture
A cuisine that reflects the joy of life of its owners
Portions of shelves repainted in yellow
Beautiful gray shades
The duality of black and white in the kitchen
And still some dapper proposals:
Color ideas and color combinations to repaint your kitchen:
Old-style patinated walls and furniture with silver highlights