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Things To Do Before Deciding What Color To Paint Kitchen

Before deciding what color to paint a kitchen, you need to consider a few things about the room. Is your kitchen small or large? What type of decorating theme are you going for? Do you have appliances or flooring that you need to match?

Choosing a kitchen paint color, depends on all these things and of course, your personal preferences! If you prefer a neutral tone, you can choose an off white or beige and then give the kitchen some punch with colorful accents. If you like something more colorful, you need to make sure that it will not clash with the color of your appliances and flooring unless you plan to change these out as well.

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If your kitchen is small and you want to make it look bigger, consider painting it a receding color - green or blue. These colors will give the kitchen walls the illusion of receding and make the room appear larger. If your kitchen is too big and you want it to look cozier, consider painting it an advancing color like red, yellow and combinations thereof will make the walls seem to advance, thus making the room seem warmer and cozier.

If you are going with a definite theme in the kitchen, then you should choose your paint colors to match the theme. Of course, you could always go with a white or neutral and let the accents dictate the theme, but I like a bit of color on the walls - don't you?

If your theme is a tuscan or old world style theme, then consider a faux paint technique in earthy tones for the walls. On the other hand, if you are considering a 1940's decorating scheme then you'll want to consider bright colors or even white with bright accents. A fruits theme might look nice with tan walls, but a café kitchen might be better with earth tone colored paints.

If after all this consideration you are still stuck on what color to paint the kitchen, try buying a bunch of large posterboards at your local office supply store. Paint each one in one of your color choices and tape or tack it up to the kitchen wall (one at a time). Don't be afraid to leave it up for a few days so you can get used to looking at it and see what the color looks like in the morning, afternoon and evening lighting.

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