Published at Monday, May 28th 2018, 21:50:44 PM. Kitchen. By Rosalba Tuscany.
Yellow, red, blue, white, green and gray are all popular paint colors for kitchen walls. Yellow is a cheerful shade that can create a welcoming space while red can feel intense; both are believed to stimulate the appetite. Blue, white, green and gray are more low-key, calming shades.
The traditional kitchen allows for flexibility, but it most often relies on simple design while making way for a few bold accents. For example, a white kitchen with black granite countertops might include a standout centerpiece, like a bold red kitchen island. These design choices maintain the overall look of a traditional kitchen while adding a bit of spunk to the design.
When it comes to paint, there are two types to choose from: oil paint and latex paint. Oil paint is very resistant to water, which is why it works well in kitchens. It also tends to be very shiny, so it's mainly used on cabinets, woodwork and doors. Latex paint is the more popular option for kitchen walls and it comes in a few different finishes.
Selecting the right paint finish is essential when painting a high-traffic space. Paints come in a number of finishes, from flat to high-gloss. The general rule of thumb is the more matte the finish, the harder it is to clean. If a finish is glossy, it tends to be more "scrubbable."