If you’re an avid cook, or just fancy spending time in your kitchen and preparing delicious meals in it, you may have already noticed how much the color of the kitchen and the various objects in it affect your mood.
The color of your kitchen determines the dynamic of your activities in this room, and how you feel spending time in it, so painting your kitchen in a new hue represents one of the most important décor-related activities you can do.
In this article, we’re going to present to you 50 different kitchen paint ideas that will make your kitchen look like a relaxing place, an exciting place, a place for meditation, and a place you will overall like to spend time in. As you will see, refreshing your kitchen by painting it your favorite hue can do wonders for improving your mood while you’re in it, and who knows – maybe the new paint job gives you a new inspiration to try out new recipes and prepare new meals.
Here’s 50 Popular Kitchen Colors From Around the World
1) Pure White
When it comes to painting any room in your house in some sort of color, if you’re not sure what that color should be, the rule of thumb would be to go for pure white.
The thing is, while a simple white may not be the best solution if you have some specific stylistic goals insight for your kitchen, white is a great placeholder color as it provides a great contrast to the colors of all the other items in the kitchen. Also, white gives your kitchen a feeling of airiness and spaciousness, so it’s recommended for smaller kitchens and those that do not have large windows where natural light can come in.
(White walls reflect and spread natural light fairly well, too.)
2) Matte Black
On the opposite end of the spectrum, there is a paint color for kitchens that not many people think of first off.
Black, in general, tends to work best for high-tech gadgets and certain pieces of furniture, so it can also be a great idea for kitchen appliances and cupboards. You can also try painting the walls black, but you need to be careful not to overdo it because the area can look closed-off and unpleasant to be in.
As far as opting for black kitchen appliances, cupboards, and other pieces of furniture in the kitchen, the best thing to do would be to go for a matte finish. The reason behind this is that glossy finishes tend to not be the best solutions for kitchens because chances are – you are going to leave a ton of fingerprints on them, which look ugly and can be a nightmare to clean all the time. (With matte black, you won’t have this problem.)
3) Marigold Deep Gold
Perfect for slim backsplashes and the surrounding walls, the marigold represents a sunny color that is half bright yellow and half deep gold.
This sort of hue can be a great solution if you’re looking to make your kitchen brighter, livelier, and more exciting, in general. Yellow and all the other similar colors of this palette give you a feeling of happiness as it mimics sunshine. This option works great if your kitchen has plenty of natural light so that the beauty of this color can truly come into full effect during day time.
4) Light Yellow
Another yellow variant would be light yellow.
If you go for this hue, you’re putting the accent on the brightness of the dominant white color, while the subtle undertones of yellow are there to spice things up and make the entire room look warmer and more pleasant to be in.
Also, this variation of both white and yellow will blend in beautifully with a wide variety of other colors, so you can add many different pieces of brightly-colored furniture and it will fit right in.
5) Flamingo Pink
In case you want to add a certain air of cheekiness and brightness into your kitchen, painting your walls flamingo pink can be an interesting idea.
The thing is, pink can seem like an aggressive color to look at if it’s overly saturated, but if you put just the right amount of it on the wall, it will make the entire room look colorful, playful, and welcoming. The only important thing to remember here would be not to overdo it because the room can end up looking like a kid’s room, which may not be the result you were hoping for.
Of course, this pink hue can be additionally enriched by placing bright red chairs in the kitchen or adding different kitchen appliances that would add more flavor, so to speak, to the entire setting such as purple and brown, or green.
6) Light Lilac
If you like the idea of flamingo pink but would prefer to tone it down a notch and add more purple to the mixture, light lilac may be the option for you.
Lilac, in general, represents a subcategory of purple, which is then watered down by adding shades of white to make the purple paler. Light lilac, in turn, is then additionally smoothened, to give you a soft cream-like hue with a slight purple undertone, while the rest of the color is bright.
This solution goes well with darker shades of purple, pink, cyan, orange, and many other colors. In general, if you’re looking to create a soft-looking kitchen that promotes a relaxed atmosphere, this hue will work wonders.
7) Mint Green
As far as making your kitchen look fresh and as close to nature as possible goes, choosing mint green as the dominant color of the walls would certainly be one of the recommended courses of action.
Just like the plant that gives this color its name, rooms that have mint green walls give you a feeling of freshness, morning air, and this feeling you have in the morning of going out and doing something useful. Also, mint green represents plants, summer, and nature, so if you like to have plants in your kitchen, mint green is a great overall tone-setter, so to speak.
Colors that go well with this hue of green would include royal blue, beige, light violet, as well as white.
8) Eggplant Purple
Represents one of the darker colors on this list, eggplant purple is a dark version of purple that gets its name from eggplants – so, you can imagine what this color will look like on your walls.
Due to its natural intensity, you may not want to go overboard with this one and paint your entire kitchen this way. Instead, you can paint slimmer patches of the wall (backsplash, for example) and then add other, less intensive colors later on.
Alternatively, you can choose to paint the walls some other color and save the eggplant purple for cupboards, kitchen appliances, and perhaps chairs and tables in your kitchen. Wood goes great with this color, as it gives it a certain depth and texture.
9) Cobalt Blue
Another intensely dark hue we’re presenting here to you would be cobalt blue, a color that was initially produced from the aforementioned metal when it’s turned into powder through a chemical process.
It represents one of the darkest hues of blue and is often used in paintings to represent the sky or water. As a paint color for your kitchen walls, cobalt blue can give the room a feeling of calm, seriousness, dignity, and power. Since cobalt blue is similar to royal blue, sometimes people mix them up, which gives you the idea of what sort of regal feeling this color gives you.
Cobalt blue mixes well with neutral colors such as different shades of white and black, so it can be a good idea to have white walls, for example, and then paint different details such as kitchen cabinets and cupboards in this color.
Just as the fruit this color borrows its name from, peach represents a mild pinkish-yellow hue that is always a great solution for any sort of wall in your house, not only the kitchen.
While most variants of peach color are a certain mixture of pink and yellow, some slightly darker variations combine bright orange with pink, instead of yellow. This hue gives the room it’s painted on an air of freshness, healthiness, as well as innocence and modesty. It’s hard to get angry in a peach-colored environment. Peach also represents notions of friendship and caring, which is why many people choose to paint their kids’ rooms in this color.
For those folks looking to bring into their kitchen a certain air of warmth and vigor, as it prods on to go on and do stuff while in its vicinity.
The name for this color comes from the sea corals, which often come in different variations of the main hue, which is orange. The said variations are various additions of red and pink, the intensity of which tends to vary.
Generally speaking, if there is redder in this mixture, the color will look more energetic, while if there is pink as the secondary color, the resulting mixture will look more mellow and soothing.
12) Radiant Yellow
As the name of this color suggests itself, radiant yellow represents a sort of hue that works best for people who would like to introduce some liveliness and brightness into their kitchen.
That said, the intensity of this color means you should go overboard with it, as too much of it can be too aggressive for the sense. When used in strategic places, however, this color will enrich the décor of the entire room and give off a notion of radiance, energy, and sunshine.
Also, radiant yellow tends to promote a feeling of alertness and can appear even threatening if overuse. If you use it in moderation, however, it will be attention-grabbing and exciting.
13) Shell Grey
With mild grey as the basic tone for this color, shell gray is a specific sort of grey with subtle greenish and beige nuances – just like the oyster shells this color borrows its name from.
Rooms that are painted in this hue promote an atmosphere of sedation, sophistication, and formality. This is why it’s not recommendable to overdo it because gray can also be considered boring, depressive, and emotionless.
When mixed in with certain green and yellowish undertones as is the case with shell grey, this color also becomes more mysterious and most importantly – it can be well combined with many other colors including deep blue, orange, and gold.
14) Neutral Taupe
Speaking of grey, taupe represents a curious mixture of brown and grey that tends to work fairly well for a wide variety of indoor walls thanks to its neutrality and the fact that it goes well with other, more lively colors.
The reason for this is that, as its name itself suggests, this version of taupe is neutral, so it makes an excellent base color onto which you can add other colors to build a unique kitchen atmosphere. Of course, you need to pay attention not to mix in bright colors with a taupe hue, because the contrast may end up being too high, which can lead to a mismatch.
Whatever your other colors of choice for pairing up with taupe, make sure they are also dark and sedate. Beige, olive, and light pink can be good secondary color solutions if the first color is taupe, for example.
15) Rainforest Green
… falls into the category of dark green hues, and it creates an atmosphere of mystery, life force (because it reminds you of trees and forests), as well as hope. In general, green is a color that evokes hope more than any other color on the palette.
Since rainforest green is a dark color, it is important to keep in mind that you don’t overdo it, as a room that is painted entirely in this hue can promote the feelings of moodiness and gloom. To break it up, you can add some blue and yellow objects.
If you want to evoke some Christmas-related imagery, you can add some bright red details, too.
16) Deep Navy
This color got its name from the British navy uniforms, which were a dark blue color.
Some say that this blue is so dark, that it’s almost black, so you may not want to paint the entire room this way, because it may look too conservative and moody.
A great solution for using this color well for your kitchen is to pair it up with some brighter color such as white, and then use the deep navy to paint a large piece of furniture such as cupboards, cabinets, and perhaps some other wooden objects.
17) Canary Yellow
Widely recommended as one of the best colors for kitchens and dining rooms, canary yellow can be a great option for anyone looking to enrich their rooms with a dose of radiance and sunshine.
The great thing about this color is that it’s not as intensive as radiant yellow, for example, but it still gives you that lively feeling of a yellow hue. The thing that makes this color so popular would certainly be the fact that it comes with certain touches of light green. That said, the main color is still yellow, and the green undertones are there to break the intensity of a bare yellow hue.
This color pairs up beautifully with gray violet, for example.
18) Chalk Blue
If you like the color blue but aren’t the biggest fan of the deep dark navy hue or the bright blue – a chalk blue hue can be an interesting solution for you.
The reason why this variation of blue works so well for kitchen walls is because it gives you a mellow blue color, which can either stand on its own as a color for the wall or be further enriched with other colors.
Thanks to the fact that this form of blue has some grayish undertones, it will give you room a tranquil and hopeful atmosphere, so you’ll enjoy spending time there no matter what other colored objects you place in it.
19) Crimson Red
Evoking feelings of excitement, eroticism, and elegance, crimson red is not a color typically associated with kitchen paint jobs.
That said, if you make sure to not use too much of it, and pair it up with some other colors, you can make a unique-looking kitchen for yourself where red tones will inevitably draw attention to themselves, so to speak.
Since crimson is a fairly strong and dark color, it doesn’t make much sense trying to pair it up with lighter hues, as the contrast may end up being too strong. Instead, you may want to consider adding other saturated hues such as burgundy, purple, royal blue, or some shades of olive.
20) Crocodile Green
As its name suggests itself, crocodile green is a color that crocodiles have – dark olive green, with a tendency of going towards brown, so to speak.
Although ‘crocodile green’ may seem aggressive, this color is a fairly sedate one that pairs well with other hues such as burnt orange or mustard yellow.
The important thing to remember here would be not to add colors that are too bright and to follow the saturation level of the initial crocodile green. This way, you can ensure that whatever other colors you choose to go with this one, you will have a smooth and uniform color palette you will love to look at while working in your kitchen.
21) Marine Blue
Representing one of the darkest shades of blue used for paint jobs, marine blue is a color that is meant to depict the color of the deep ocean – hence its name.
Since marine blue is a dark type of blue, it’s important to remember not to overdo it in your kitchen. If you do overdo it, so to speak, you run the risk of making your cooking premises look bleak and gloomy.
What you may want to do to break the pattern of darkness would be to pair this marine blue hue with other colors such as white, silver, gold, or you can mix in some lighter shades of blue to add some nuance to the kitchen.
Also, you might want to consider painting the bigger pieces of furniture marine blue, while leaving the open wall surfaces to be white, or some other brighter color.
22) Pewter Blue
Although pewter is typically a shade of grey, since there are different forms of pewter (one of which is bluish, in color), pewter blue is considered a color in its own right.
The thing is, pewter is a metal alloy typically made out of up to 99% tin and then some other metals that act as hardeners. In some lower grades of pewter, lead is used as this hardener, so the pewter gets a special bluish tint as a result.
Anyway, pewter blue is a color that’s halfway gray and halfway blue, so it’s a pretty neutral hue that will make the room you’ve used it in look warm, sedate, and formal.
23) Baby Pink
As its name suggests, baby pink is a sort of color that’s used for painting kids’ rooms, making baby clothes and other baby-related objects.
It’s one of the softest shades of pink, which makes this color so easy on the eyes and suitable for many different painting purposes outside kids’ rooms. Having your kitchen painted baby pink evokes an atmosphere of kindness, love, caring, and femininity. Pale pink, in particular, can have a relaxing effect on the onlookers.
Some of the colors you may want to use, too, if you’re using a baby pink hue for the main part of your kitchen paint job would include blue, green, as well as grey. Generally speaking, you don’t want to use colors that are either too bright or too dark, because the contrast can be too intense. Instead, go for softer shades of the aforementioned colors and make sure they are not overly saturated.
Pistachio represents one of the most interesting colors on this list because it would be difficult to lump it into a single category. This is mostly because it is a fairly even mixture of green and yellow, so it can be difficult to determine which one is more prevalent.
What’s more, pistachio comes in different levels of saturation, so there are lighter shades of this color and darker ones. To paint your kitchen, either can work well, depending on what sort of effect you want to achieve, of course.
If you want to have a darker-looking kitchen and plan to paint the various kitchen objects other shades of this color or some complementary colors such as brown, orange, peach, or simply white or black, you can paint some objects in these colors and make a decent arrangement.
On the other hand, the same would go for the paler version of pistachio, but, of course – all the other complementary colors of your choice also need to be paler to fit the surroundings.
25) Spring Green
Considered the result of the curious mixture between cyan and green, spring green is a vivid bright version of green (and of cyan, of course) that represents the earliest spring plants sprouting.
Spring green promotes an atmosphere of hope, happiness, growth, and nature in the rooms where it’s painted on, and it also goes well with a myriad of different colors. Typically, it goes best with the sort of colors that you can see first thing in the spring on a meadow. So hues such as lavender, violet, gold, yellow, and tangerine, can all be excellent solutions when it comes to pairing up the main spring green.
26) Baby Blue
Similar to baby pink when it comes to its intensity, baby blue represents a color that is perfect for kids’ rooms, clothes, and various other objects such as toys and pacifiers, for example. Thanks to its natural sedateness and softness, this color gives an atmosphere of trust, loyalty, faith, and intelligence. (This is why the police officer uniforms are often painted blue.)
As far as the colors you can combine this one go, you can go with pink, peach, yellow, and various shades of grey and white.
The only important thing to remember is that this color is fairly soft, so all the other colors should be neither too gloomy nor too bright, as they can then offset the color scheme for the entire room.
27) Olive Green
As its name suggests, olive green is a color of olives, a special sort of fruit (not a vegetable) typically grown in the Mediterranean and other coastal regions around the world.
The color is a darker shade of green and it goes well with such colors as beige, maroon, navy blue, pewter, red, and some others.
Generally, olive green can be a great base color, because it will act as a de facto neutral color, even though it technically isn’t. This means you can easily ‘build’ an interesting color scheme on top of it, and add objects painted in various shades of different colors, as long as the saturation levels match the original olive hue.
28) Burnt Orange
Representing a special shade of orange that is more of red than green (because red and green together make orange), burnt orange is a dark sort of orange that works best with white, deep purple shades, as well as navy blue, and some yellows and greens.
Since burnt orange is a fairly dark shade of orange, you may want to use some lighter color such as white to paint the walls in the kitchen, and then use this hue of orange to accentuate different furniture pieces and objects around the kitchen such as cabinets, tables & chairs, and cupboards.
29) Sage Green
An interesting mixture of grey and green, sage green is the color of sage leaves.
The color itself is a darker shade of green, but since it is fairly muted and softened up, it creates an atmosphere of warmth and sedateness in the rooms it’s used on. Also, it can be considered a sort of a neutral color, because it works well with other colors and it doesn’t evoke any particular feelings, so to speak.
As far as the complementary colors go, the hues to use with sage green would include shades of muted red, as well as purple, orange, or blue shades, for good measure.
30) Ice Blue
Depicted as a ‘very light bluish-green’ in some palettes, ice blue is a color that’s half green and half blue, and quite bright, indeed.
It is so pale that sometimes it is referred to as light green with some bluish overtones, as it is not entirely clear what hue is this color proper.
As you can imagine, ice blue is a sort of color that promotes iciness, freshness, and a cool atmosphere, which makes it a perfect choice for kitchens that are situated in hot climates. Just remember to use soft hues as supporting colors, because otherwise, you may end up messing up the contrast.
31) Light Baby Blue
If baby blue is a variant of light blue, then light baby blue is an even lighter version of it that works best for folks looking to make a sedate working environment in the kitchen.
Also, this shade of blue works wonders for a variety of different paint jobs around your house, including baby rooms, and other baby-related objects. Possibly one of the greatest qualities of this sort of blue would be its versatility, as you can easily pair it up with other colors such as pink, peach, light orange, and many other different hues.
The main light blue hue will provide the atmosphere of serenity and calm, while the other colors are there to spice things up.
If you’re on a lookout for a light and soothing color for your kitchen, but purple seems too strong and pink seems too aggressive or too mild (depending on the saturation), then lavender can be just the thing you’ve been looking for.
As its name suggests, lavender is a color that corresponds to the flower lavender, which is bright purple with pinkish tones. So, what you get with this color is a pale purple base with some added pink tones, for good measure.
The colors that go well with a base lavender layer would include white, orange, lime green, and other similar mild hue variations that won’t upset the contrast too badly.
33) Warm Grey
While grey may come across as a boring color that represents depression and dullness, some variations of grey can be interpreted as stable, supportive, and even warm.
Warm grey, for example, is one of those hues of gray and the effect of warmth is achieved by adding small amounts of other, warmer colors. The thing is, gray itself is a cool color, so it takes the addition of some warmer hues to make the entire mixture more lively and warm. Some of the colors commonly used for this effect would include beige, brown, and taupe.
As far as complementation goes in terms of adding more colors to the kitchen palette, the interesting thing about warm grey is that it works well with natural colors such as wood and stone.
So, if you paint your kitchen walls in this sort of grey, you won’t even have to worry that much about the other hues to add to this mixture. As long as you have some objects made out of natural wood or stone, adding them to your kitchen décor will work wonders if the wall color is warm grey.
34) Turquoise Blue
Named after the well-known gem turquoise, this special hue of blue represents a mixture of green and pale green. It is often described as a greenish shade of cyan, which is itself a mixture of blue and green.
There are many different variations of turquoise blue, many of which are a darker variant of the main turquoise color. That said, the turquoise blue is a lighter version of this hue, so it can be considered a light paint color that would go well with other lighter colors.
For example, some of the colors you may want to use together with the turquoise blue would include light green, light brown (as well as some darker shades of brown), tomato red, as well as some shades of navy, for good measure.
Sourdough is a color that corresponds to a shaded form of beige with a slight red undertone.
This color gets its name from sourdough – a special sort of dough that has this type of beige color once all the ingredients have been mixed up well.
When it comes to pairing this thing up with other colors, you may want to look at darker shades, because sourdough will work best with dark brown, such cocoa hues, or a maple syrup nuance of brown.
Also, this sourdough color is one of the rare cases where a soft and warm color can be successfully complemented by a darker color.
36) Sky Blue
As the name of this color tells itself, the sky blue hue is a type of blue color that you see when it’s sunny outside and there are no clouds to block the vision of the skies above, so to speak.
Sky blue, in general, is a sort of cyan-blue color that represents a brighter version of blue that can be well-paired with white, along which it will look fresh and well-suited to it.
On the other hand, there are also dusty rose and soft pink, which would both work well for a wide variety of purposes. The important thing to keep in mind is not to pair the sky blue with an overly dark hue or an overly bright one, for contrast’s sake.
Taking on the color of many pieces of dairy products that can be described as ‘cream’, this sort of hue is a pale yellow.
Thanks to its neutral look and the fact that it pairs well with a wide variety of colors, cream yellow represents possibly the best color around for kitchen walls. Even if you don’t like yellow, the smoothness and the lightness of this color will win you over – as this hue is more white than yellow, so to speak.
When it comes to the colors that go well with cream, you can count in brown, maroon, burgundy, green, as well as other forms of muted or energizing blues.
38) Sunny Yellow
If you want to paint your kitchen a color that will evoke imagery of sunshine, summer, and high energy, going for sunny yellow as your hue of choice can be just the thing to do.
One of the most important things to remember about this color is that it is fairly bright and can even be considered aggressive by some folks, so make sure you will like having your kitchen painted in this way for years to come.
As far as the complementary colors are concerned that go well with sunny yellow, you can count in white, other shades of yellow, orange, as well as pink, blue, and brown.
39) Ocean Blue
Representing one of the more versatile palettes on this list, the ocean blue color is a sort of blue that can be as mild as turquoise and as dark as navy blue. Of course, everything in between can also be considered an ocean blue hue.
Most commonly, ocean blue is used in one of its darker variations, so if you do choose to go with this one for your kitchen, you may want to pay attention to the other colors you’re pairing this one up with. For example, you don’t want to use colors that are too bright, because of the contrast, the only exception probably being white or beige. (Even these two would have to be softened up before you can use them, of course.)
As with dark hues, in general, opting to use them on surrounding objects and furniture rather than on the walls themselves can be one of the solutions for making this color more pronounced in the room you’re in.
40) Bright Pink
If you like pink, then going for bright pink would be like taking this affinity to the extreme, as you can’t make your kitchen much more eccentric-looking that painting its walls bright pink.
The thing about bright pink, as is the case with pretty much all bright colors, is that you shouldn’t go too wild with it, because it may make your head hurt every time you enter the kitchen.
This is why you may want to consider using this color to paint some kitchen utensils and other objects in your house while painting the walls some other hue altogether. For example, you can paint your chairs and tables in bright pink or buy some kitchen appliances in this color, and then paint the walls a milder shade of pink.
By the way, the colors that complement bright pink-well include orange, green, and some shades of blue.
41) Wine Red
Representing the color of red wine, this type of red is one of the darkest types of red not too dissimilar from the color burgundy. This color can be a great addition to a kitchen backsplash or smaller patches of the wall as it will add a certain atmosphere of mystery, elegance, and even eroticism.
Also, as we already pointed out many times in the sections above, you want to be careful with overly saturated colors, because too much of the surfaces covered by these can mean that the room will look too bleak or dark. (That can be a problem especially when you don’t have that good of access to natural light.)
42) Raccoon Fur
Representing a soft and slightly dark shade of grey, raccoon fur is a great color for someone looking to make their kitchen a sedate and warm-looking area.
In case there are parts of your kitchen you’re not sure how to paint, opting for raccoon fur can be an excellent choice, because it will make a neutral sort of layer onto which you can build and add interesting accented tones.
This dark shade of grey works the best with dark navy blue, as well as soft cream and white shades.
If you know what a plum looks like, you probably have a good idea of what this color is.
Plum is one of the darker shades of purple, and its darkness is achieved by the addition of grey and brown elements to the base purple.
Dark plum purple is a popular hair color, too, because it goes well with differently-colored clothes.
The same goes for your kitchen walls, or objects you plan to accentuate by painting them this color. As long as you don’t go overboard with it and ensure you add some more colors to mix things up. Hues such as olive green, marigold yellow, and certain darker shades of beige can be excellent solutions here.
While there are many different versions of sandstone, each of which comes in a different color, the most common hue this tool comes in would be beige.
So, when regarded as a color, sandstone is considered in its beige form, so to speak. It’s a light brown with additions of yellow and pink at times.
Thanks to its neutrality and softness, this color produces a relaxing atmosphere in your kitchen and it allows for quite a lot of additional color combinations, so to speak. You can add light brown, khaki, and white, or grey tones, for example, as these will make a uniform atmosphere of softness and sedateness together with the main beige sandstone hue.
45) Dark Gray
Dark grey is one of the colors that not many people opt for when it comes to painting their kitchens. Nevertheless, this hue can work wonders for this room, as it can give it a certain appearance of depth and seriousness.
Of course, if you’re going to go with dark gray, you might as well pair it up with some other colors, for good measure.
For example, you can add gold, blue, light pink, cherry red, dark green, or similar hues to a base dark gray color palette and instantly make the place more vivacious and interesting.
46) Rustic Green
As is the case with all rustic colors, rustic green is a soft shade of green similar to the sage green from one of the entries from above.
This sort of green can be a perfect solution for painting a kitchen, especially if you have a bunch of wooden objects you can apply this paint on.
Due to the unique saturation level and intensity of rustic colors, rustic green is best paired up with other rustic nuances such as soft browns and murky blues that aren’t as dark as navy blue, but aren’t as bright as baby blue, either.
47) Jade Green
There are several types of jade color, depending on how much blue or green is in the mixture.
That said, the jade hue we’re representing here is more green than blue, with some small additions of yellow. It’s the color of the emerald jade commonly found in traditional Chinese culture, as well as in other cultures around the world.
The colors that can complement the jade green would include burnt orange, navy blue, and certain shades of hazy grey. The goal with this sort of arrangement is to create a uniform atmosphere in your kitchen that will look shady, mysterious, and reassuring.
Representing one of the most popular colors for interior walls (for all sorts of rooms) in houses around the world, oatmeal is a wall paint color you cannot possibly go wrong with.
The thing is, its paleness makes it a perfect choice for a person who doesn’t like a simple white wall, but who also doesn’t want anything that will draw too much attention, either.
That said if you’re wondering what sort of color oatmeal is, the deal is following – it is essentially a pale yellowish-white color with some addition of gray and a slight green undertone.
The great news about anyone interested in using this color to paint their walls would be that it pairs well with a wide variety of colors including burnt orange, gray, gold, or you can even add some aggressive red-accented pieces of furniture if you like, for example.
Speaking of soft paint hues for walls, ‘greige’ represents a mixture of two commonly-found wall paint colors nowadays – grey and beige.
As you can imagine, the result is a soft and warmish color that has the cream-like texture of beige, but also the weight and the sedateness of grey. ‘Greige’ can act as a brilliant base color for those occasions where you don’t know what else to go with. Of course, as with all beige-like hues, burnt orange and blue can be excellent solutions, although some more accented options such as gold and crimson can also work wonders.
While charcoal is typically a shade of black, there are different sorts of this color out there. Some are mixtures of dark brown with black, and some have more of a greenish tint to them, but most of them are dark and almost black.
Generally speaking, softer versions of charcoal can serve well as base layers for the large wall surfaces of your kitchen. That said, charcoal can be used as a color to make some contrast between a beige wall, for example, but then you’d be using charcoal to accentuate some pieces of furniture rather than paint one wall beige and the other charcoal.
All in all, whatever kitchen paint ideas you have in mind, one of the most important things to take into consideration would be to mind the contrast and to pair the color of the walls with the color of the furniture and other items in the kitchen well. We hope this article helped you learn about different exciting colors you can use for your kitchen walls, as well as other surfaces, and we wish you plenty of success with your kitchen renovation.