Top Paint Colors and Finishes for Kitchens & Baths
If you’re looking to give your kitchen or bathroom a makeover, interior painting is the most cost-effective way to make a big statement. If your home hasn’t been painted in a while, or if you’ve just moved into a new home, it makes sense to paint multiple rooms at once. We’ve put together tips for choosing the best colors and finishes for kitchens and baths.
Bathroom: Protect Against Moisture
The most important thing to consider when painting a bathroom is using the right type of paint. Since the bathroom is a high humidity area, regular latex paint won’t work. You’ll need to use a mold and mildew-resistant paint. Semi-gloss or glossy is the best finish to use, as it’s easy to wipe clean and also resists water damage from mold and mildew growth that can accumulate from bath and shower moisture.
Since interior paint is such a powerful way to change the look and feel of your home, color choice in a small room like the bathroom is of the utmost importance. A bright or deep color might be striking in a living room or other large space, but in a bathroom, it can be overwhelming. That’s not to say the color you choose has to be boring. The bathroom should be a relaxing space in the home, so it’s best to choose a color that reflects that, such as mint green, creamy yellow, or dusty rose.
However, if you have your heart set on a bold bathroom, make sure to swatch the color on the wall before you begin, and choose accent materials and accessories with a more neutral color palette. Don’t forget to choose a color that works well with existing tiles and fixtures if you don’t plan on replacing them.
Kitchen: Work With What You Have
When it comes to renovations, the kitchen is probably the most costly room in the house. New appliances, countertops and cabinets can really add up, but you can make a noticeable change for much less with a new coat of paint. If you’ve ever wondered about time-tested kitchen colors that interior designers always recommend, read on.
If you love to decorate your kitchen with vivid accents, then a warm gray is a great choice. More interesting than white, yet complimentary to many other colors, gray is perfect for a modern look. Make sure to choose a semi-gloss finish so you can easily clean any grease or food stains.
Other popular colors for kitchens are blue and green (nearly infinite possibilities), yellow to mimic sunlight and make you feel awake, and red to stimulate appetite. That said, your home is your blank canvas, so feel free to paint your kitchen any color you choose. There is no right or wrong.
Consult a Professional
In order to get the most out of your home painting project, consider consulting with a professional interior painting company. Not only but they are experienced professionals who will get a job done right the first time, but they also understand how to choose the perfect colors for any room. If you need help choosing a color combination with your existing cabinets and fixtures, call Castino Painting and Home Services today and our team will be happy to assist you.