The kitchen is the perfect room to start with when you want to to spruce things up a bit. There are many quick fixes to give your kitchen a refreshing makeover. Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore Color and Design Expert, shares some tips to bring new life to your kitchen without an expensive renovation.
Changing the look of the cabinets will have the biggest impact on your kitchen’s overall look and feel. Sharon suggests repainting existing cabinets and swapping hardware. “These are relatively affordable fixes that can make a world of difference. I recommend using a splatter-resistant and washable paint in the kitchen. One of my favorites is Benjamin Moore ADVANCE® – it is ideal for cabinetry and trim and offers the application and performance of traditional oil paint in a waterborne formula, making it easy to clean all those household messes.”
Natural lighting plays a significant role in the look and feel of a space. Fortunately, you don’t need huge floor-to-ceiling windows or skylights to achieve a fresh and airy look. “A classic white kitchen can work wonders to create that airy feel we all crave,” says Sharon. “Try cabinets painted with a neutral white, like Wish AF-680, combined with a rich wall color, like my current favorite Wet Concrete 2114-40, which has just the right amount of a purple undertone to add some drama with a good amount of grey to keep it feeling sophisticated. This combination pairs beautifully for both modern and traditional styled kitchens.”
Modernize your kitchenby adding high-contrast color with fun accents and accessories. “Dare to be bold with a uniquely colored or patterned backsplash,” Sharon adds. If that seems too bold or too much of an investment, then accent with vibrant cozy carpets; patterned fabric accents; fresh flowers or fruit; or colorful appliances, such as mixers, blenders and toasters. “The kitchen really is the heart of the home,” says Sharon. “These days, it’s so much more than just a space where we cook – it’s a space where we gather to entertain friends and family, which is why having a kitchen that you love is essential.”
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