Many sellers choose a neutral color scheme to help them sell their home quickly. If that’s the case with your new home, you may decide to paint right away. Many homebuyers repaint before moving in or immediately afterward. Since the kitchen is often the first room you’ll unpack, it’s a great place to begin.
Choosing Paint for the Kitchen
For ease of cleaning, a semi-gloss latex paint is great for kitchens. Not sure what colors to select? Look to your dinnerware for cues. Your plates, serving dishes, or even a favorite mug may have two or three colors that work well together. What’s more, you can be certain you like the colors, or you’d have replaced these items already.
Choosing these shades to paint your kitchen will help you create a cohesive look. A lighter color should adorn your ceiling, to help keep your kitchen feeling bright, airy and well-lit. You can use bold, dramatic colors, but be careful with such tones in a smaller kitchen. Too much deep color can make a small space feel closed-in.
Gather Your Supplies and Go!
Once you have your paint, tools and dropcloth, it’s time to transform your new kitchen. You may be able to skip the primer if the walls are a light, neutral color. If you do skip the primer, a light sanding of your walls will help the new paint stick.
It’s usually best to start from the top, so paint the ceiling first. Next, paint the trim, then the walls. Before you know it, your kitchen will truly feel like the heart of your new home.
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