Kitchen painting tips: what paints to use for the heart of the home
9th February 2018
The kitchen is often described as the heart of the home, so getting your kitchen right is arguably one of the most important decorating jobs you will undertake in your house.
Kitchens are usually busy, high traffic areas. Most people spend a lot of time in their kitchen so you want it to look beautiful, but it also needs to be functional and durable.
Kitchen painting inspiration
Re-decorating your kitchen can often bring connotations of significant expense, however, nine times out of ten homes can work with what they already have and use a fresh coat of paint to transform their space. Whether you want a modest and minimal or a quirky vintage kitchen space, there is a world of inspiration out there to re-invigorate your kitchen and furtniture.
Pastel shades of blue, pink and green are an extremely popular choice, as are traditional whites and modern greys. These colours can be used alone, or used alongside each other to create a complementary colour palette. You may even choose to only paint certain parts of your furniture to add depth.
No matter how you choose to paint your kitchen, a lick of paint can make all the difference, transforming dull and dated cupboards or furniture and transforming them into a bright and fresh kitchen environment that won’t break the bank, as a brand-new kitchen may. Take a look below at some of the amazing kitchen painting inspiration that we have found.
Ideal paints for the kitchen
Although it isn’t marketed specifically as kitchen paint, Earthborn Claypaint is ideal for this important room. Its moisture absorbing properties make it a great kitchen paint. Kitchens can be subjected to steam and condensation, from cooking and frequently boiling kettles for a cuppa, so a paint which absorbs moisture will help with this and make it a really practical choice.
Or, for those heavy use areas in busy family kitchens, Earthborn Lifestyle Emulsion offers a durable, washable finish. Perfect for wiping away little finger prints, Lifestyle Emulsion is hardwearing and ideal for busy kitchens! Like Claypaint, Lifestyle has almost no smell and is virtually VOC free, so you can use your kitchen as soon as the paint has dried.
If you are considering updating the kitchen cupboards or kitchen furniture, we have Eco Chic; Claypaint for furniture (just finish with Furniture Wax or Furniture Glaze) or Eggshell No.17 .
Taster pots are available to help you choose your ideal paint colours to transform your kitchen using our eco-friendly paint products. Know which colour you’re looking for? Find your nearest Earthborn paint stockist here.