When your kitchen is starting to feel a bit claustrophobic but a full kitchen renovation is not in the cards, luckily you have some other options to make it appear a little larger. Changing up the paint color is a smaller, and less expensive approach than tearing down the walls and starting fresh. We’ve put together some tips for choosing a paint color that will open up your space and give the illusion of a larger kitchen.
- White- When it comes to small kitchens, white can work wonders. Putting a fresh coat of white paint on your walls will reflect light, enhancing the sense of space and making the walls feel receded. Natural light is key in making your space appear larger. You can use several shades of white throughout the room, or even a light pastel to keep the room feeling clean and bright.
- Low-contrast- Using a scheme in your kitchen that has little difference between colors can help the space feel larger. The color of your walls, countertops, cabinetry, and woodwork should all be fairly similar in tone. Using different shades throughout the room creates visual boundaries, disallowing the eye to roam freely. This immediately makes the space feel small and crammed. For an instant transformation, try using an all light colored pallet to expand the size of your room. A selection of soft grey hues or pale yellows would be a good choice. Both colors would pair well with white accents.
- Darker Tones- Although white and pale colors are traditionally the favorite when trying to make a room appear larger, some argue that dark tones work just as well. Using a black, navy, or charcoal palette can give the impression that the walls are farther back then they actually are. Although this is a bold choice, it may give your kitchen the more wide-open look you desire.
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