Benefits of Neutral Colored Paint in the Kitchen + Bathroom
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When you are designing or remodeling a kitchen and or bathroom, paint is considerable factor because of it’s impact on the space. Paint is a great starting point when trying to convey the theme and style of the room. Choosing neutrals can help to create the tone for the space and ensure the focal point stays upon the finishes and styles of the faucets and appliances. Neutral colors consist of gray, white, brown and black. There are many variations and shades of these colors. Warm inhibits browns and yellow tones, cool has blue and green tones. For example, a gray could contain green hues and a white could contain yellow hues that cause the color to change shade.
Neutral colors are a more affordable and great way to make the kitchen feel much larger. Light gray, brown and white can make the kitchen feel more expansive when removing walls and construction isn’t ideal. Depending on if your color scheme is warm or cool toned, warm tone paint colors look charming with warm finished faucets such as brass, nickel, oil rubbed bronze and even matte black can pair well. On the contrary, cool spaces with gray, black and bright white can be paired with chrome, stainless steel and matte black. Now these finishes can be mixed and match, it is completely up to design preference. These finishes can be used on kitchen faucet, water filtration faucets, pot filler and the lighting fixtures. Also, the backsplash of the kitchen plays a significant part of the design. It is important to ensure the backsplash pairs well with the neutral paint color as well as the finishes within the kitchen.
A bathroom usually has less wall space to paint in comparison to a kitchen. This doesn’t make paint less impactful in a design. It make it much more important to pick a paint that contrasts and sets a precise tone for the style. Neutral paint colors are great for small or large bathrooms because they allow a clean canvas to decorate with faucets, tubs and décor pieces. An important factor in bathroom designs is whether there is access to natural light or if there is only synthetic light available. Light plays a part in paint colors because of the shadows and one of the lights. Similar to paint, light is offered in warm and cool colors. It’s always best to test paint swatches against the lighting to pick your perfect color. In bathrooms with synthetic lighting, light neutrals are commonly seen because it can make the space feel bigger. Light gray, light beige and whites are great options for smaller bathroom’s as well but can also be contrasted with darker shades, the same goes for large bathrooms too.
Neutrals can be a beautiful addition to you bathroom or kitchen’s design. They offer subtle hints of color without overpowering the space, allowing fixtures and appliances to be the focal points. With so many shades and tones available, you’re destined to find your perfect match. Be sure to grab some swatches from your local hardware or paint store to ensure it’s the best fit for your space. Visit Kingston for kitchen and bath faucets, accessories, sinks, tubs and toilets!