For most houses, kitchens are a focus point. They breathe life and personality into a home, and with popular open-plan layouts, many find themselves hosting guests in and around their kitchen. To figure out when a home was last redecorated or built, all you need to do is look at the kitchen cabinets and the color scheme. Contrary to popular belief, it is extremely hard to find a timeless kitchen, as with most fashions, popular color schemes come and go.
The good news is that painting is the safest, most cost-effective way to ensure your kitchen stays timeless. While patterns and tiles come and go, colors are far more dependable when investing in your kitchen. So, what are the best paint colors in 2020 to ensure your kitchen stays relevant?
Unlike the clinical brightness of white, a light grey is soft and homely. According to Southern Living, we can expect light grey to become the go-to color for kitchens, so it isn’t going away in a hurry. Lighter color shades allow homeowners to be more versatile with displays and crockery, creating their own focal point in the kitchen.
Navy blue is the opposite side of the spectrum, in that homeowners who choose navy blue are using their counters and cupboards to make the statement. Navy blue has become a popular choice for those redoing their kitchens, and its neutrality means it can be paired nicely with an array of colors and styles. Naval by Sherwin Williams is a dramatic, deep navy blue which the company crowned Color of the Year and it’s the ideal starting point for those who want inspiration for a navy blue kitchen.
Yellow may not be the first thought for a kitchen repaint, but it’s grown in popularity in 2020 and when done well, is a huge success, as demonstrated by designer Alison Kandler. If you’re not ready to turn your whole kitchen into a tribute to the sun, yellow is the perfect statement color for islands and cabinets. Yellow is associated with southern, country living, and is a great option for warm Texan homes.
Sage Green is a popular earthy color due to being a lighter alternative to forest green. Sage green rose in popularity in 2018 and has continued to be a hugely popular option for those redecorating their kitchens, due to its non-obtrusive, neutral tones. The soft grey hue to sage green offers a fashionable, warm kitchen color for those looking to make a statement without limiting their pairing options.
Pale blue offers the same warm, calming feeling to a kitchen that you find with yellow kitchens. The scope of pale blues means homeowners can opt for a watery blue with green hues, a chalky blue or even a bright blue, and the effect is still the same, and still fashionable. Pale blue is the perfect gateway to color for homeowners who are still attached to a white kitchen, but are looking to add a bit more personality to their kitchen.
Ultimately the most important factor of any paint color is that you like it. If you’re undertaking a big job such as repainting the kitchen, it’s always best to use a professional painter to ensure the job is done to the highest standard possible. Texas Painting and Gutters has been helping homeowners achieve their dream kitchens for years, offering guidance throughout the process and expert application.