How to choose kitchen paint colors

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A quick way to make your kitchen feel like new is to refresh with paint. Now, it's easy to visualize colors and tones in your space without committing to a swatch. Join professional designer Nadia Geller as she shows you how to cook up some color with a program like Autodesk Homestyler, the free online 3D home design software.

How to choose kitchen paint colors Picking Kitchen Paint Colors and Materials
  • Go with warm tones that compliment your cabinets
  • Get color inspiration from the foods you regularly leave on display 
  • Consider wallpaper
  • Get funky with chalkboard paint

Getting Creative with Kitchen Paint Color Schemes
  • Paint your ceiling
  • Paint your wood or concrete floors
  • Get a professional cabinet painter
  • Create a pattern with stenciling

Using the Right Paint Type
  • Use a semi-gloss finish for easy clean-up
  • Go green with environmental friendly paints for little to no smell
Transcript
NADIA GELLER: Hi, I'm Nadia Geller, interior designer for Homestyler. Today, I'm going to show you how to refresh your kitchen with paint.
There are so many options to add color to your kitchen.
First, decide on the tone you're going for, cool or warm.
{Decide on a tone-cool or warm} If you're keeping your cabinets as they are, this may dictate your direction.
{Match warm wood with blue and green} For instance, warm wood tones go really great with blues and greens, but if you have dark brown, black, or white cabinets you can go in any direction.
{Black, brown, and white cabinets work with any color}
Just keep in mind the color of your tile and your flooring.
You wouldn't want anything that clashes.
{www.homestyler.com} If you have decided to paint the walls, a home design program can save you a lot of time and money.
This one is Homestyler.
It's a free service that lets you create 3D designs of your home and experiment with everything, including color, so you can play with swatches in the program before you buy samples of paint.
You can even look up a specific color from the paint manufacturer's library, so there's no question what you're looking for when it comes time to purchase.
Another idea--consider wall treatments.
They come in a variety of textures and even stripes.
Experiment with Homestyler until you find ideas that feel right for you, and then share your designs online with family and friends.
Then print out a list of your paint colors and take it with you when you purchase your paint.
{Refresh Your Kitchen, www.homestyler.com, Paint a single wall a bright color}
Whether it's a single wall, just a ceiling, or some carefully chosen accents, you'll be surprised how different a change of color can make a room feel.
{Paint your ceiling a color other than white, Experiment with stripes, wall treatments, and accents}
It truly is a fun and inexpensive way to completely change your kitchen, so go ahead, cook up some color.
I'm Nadia Geller.
To start designing your dream kitchen today, go to homestyler.com.
{To start designing today, go to www.homestyler.com}
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  • Nadia Geller

    Nadia Geller Interior Designer and TV Personality Nadia Geller wowed television audiences during three seasons as a featured designer on TLC's show "While You Were Out". Her work as a Designer and Stylist lead to her role as Visual Manager for New York City's home furnishing mecca, ABC Carpet and Home. more about this expert »

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