Does it matter what color you paint the kitchen?
This is a bit humorous, as the truth is, paint it whatever color you love, but the experts have opinions, and they base them on psychology and experience, so here goes:
- Gray; according to those pesky psychologists, gray is the worst color you can choose. It will make the space feel cold, uninviting, depressing and can lower the mood overall.
- Dark brown; there is a certain shade of brown that is a mix of greens and browns and creates a color that resembles dirt and grime. So, it’s not recommended by the experts. One wonders why they made that color . . .?
- Eggshell; eggshell makes a kitchen look dated, bland and without any personality. It’s boring and tiring on the eye at the same time. I can attest to this, as my kitchen is this color, and I will soon be repainting it.
- Bright red; haha, it doesn’t take much imagination to guess why this color is on the “don’t do it” list. It is too bright and overwhelming in large areas, so if you love it, maybe keep it to the accents, not an entire wall or the cabinetry.
- Sunny yellow; vibrant yellow is another that is best used for accents, not a large area such as a wall. The psychologists say it can increase stress and tire your eyes out.
So there you go; remember that those little swatches you get at the paint store can be overwhelming when applied to an entire wall. Maybe get a small sample and paint a small area to get a better idea. Or ask your best friend, who has great taste, what colors they use.