Decorating your kitchen will set the general tone for this important room, so it’s best to consider your options thoughtfully. One of our regular London kitchen fitters advises you not to rush it, and even offers some pointers to assist you in your decision making.
Weigh up Everything
Pick up a whole range of colour cards from your local paint shop and put them on every wall and corner in your kitchen. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes looking at these colour samples in shady or well-lit areas. Of course, you could also get some good ideas from Mr-Skill, where you can find many kitchen-fitting experts for your upgrade.
Your Kitchen’s “Personality”
Visualise the kind of experience you want from your kitchen. This involves taking a long look at the layout, the units and all appliances. Do you have a kitchen that is modern and utilitarian? Or is it relaxed, and sociable? Now you should have some broad idea of the mood you are creating and the colour that best reflects this. Think warm and cool – earthy colours like reds and greens are warmer, whereas blues and greys can create that modern, sleeker look.
If you’re planning other renovation work around the house at the same time, think about what else you’re changing and how it’s going to affect your kitchen paint colour. Lighting can be a classic pitfall. For example fluorescent lights influence paint coatings very differently to natural light. Get your kitchen fitting quote right here on Mr-Skill.
Paint Your Cabinets
Adding some ornaments, chair covers, light shades and curtains can add a dramatic splash of contrast to your main paint job. It’s like the cherry on the cake effect!
Use Quality Paint
This may sound obvious, but you don’t want to spend all that time, energy and money on a paint job that won’t last. Kitchens are intense environments in terms of moisture and heat, so be sure to buy paint that is made especially for the purpose.
Time to Get Going
Paint colours can deceive, particularly once the newly applied coat is dry. Rather paint an area behind a cupboard as a test. Mr-Skill thinks that the canary-yellow kitchen you chose could end up giving you a very real headache, and you may not want to venture into your kitchen again anytime soon. Just kidding!