July 19th, 2016

Are Popular Colors for Kitchens Right for Your Home?


I am thrilled to say that one of the last remaining builder’s beige rooms in my home has finally been banished! Even though I’ve lived in my home for an embarrassing eight years, it took me forever to decide between the popular colors for kitchens I see on blogs, in magazines and on Pinterest. Soft whites, yellows and greys have been among my favorite colors for kitchens, but when I set out to pick a color scheme for my kitchen, those hues just didn’t seem to fit with the rest of our home.

As I discussed in a previous post, I live in an open concept home. When picking a color scheme, I was basically paralyzed with fear. Finally, I buckled down and painted the majority of the main floor white. I still wasn’t sure what to do about my kitchen so I left it beige…for the time being. Then, I painted a colorful, geometric feature wall in a space near the kitchen, so that basically destroyed any hope I had of keeping my kitchen colors in the soft whites and yellows that are so beautiful. Luckily, soft colors aren’t the only ones that can be beautiful in a kitchen!


Mary Blair Wall


Most of my home makes a bold statement, so I decided my kitchen should, too. I painted the ceiling and kitchen walls adjacent to the rest of the open space in my favorite bright white. Then, I pulled in blue, similar to Clipper Ship Blue, for just two walls: the long wall that holds most of my cabinetry and the adjacent wall near the breakfast area.

Even as the paint was going on the wall, I was saying to myself, “Okay Lindsay, this may be too much for a kitchen.” But I have to admit, after hanging a new light fixture and accessorizing the space, all my worrying was for naught. I am absolutely in love with this space.


Peacock Blue Kitchen


The blue is definitely bright, but it’s softened by the white in the rest of the open area.


Cuckoo Clock in Kitchen


And accessories always help balance a bright color.


Pillows on Window Seat
The corner where the blue meets the white is so crisp and lovely.


Blue Meets White


If you’re considering a new look for your kitchen, think about choosing colors that make a statement. Bright hues are undoubtedly not the right choice for every home, but most homes could use a little punch. Why not add some color to the area where you and your family spend so much time together?

Popular colors for kitchens are popular for a reason (they’re gorgeous!), but that doesn’t mean that you have to use them. If you want to add a little boldness to your kitchen, grab some paint testers and dare to give bold colors a try. You may be surprised!


This post is sponsored by Glidden® paint, a PPG brand. All thoughts, opinions and paintbrushes are my own.


Categories: Color, Inspiration, Kitchens