It’s getting to be the time of year where people traditionally begin focusing on perfecting baked goods and entrees in preparation for some of the wonderful festivities ahead. That being said, many people also find themselves prepping their home to entertain guests with food and good company. And because cooler temperatures bring people closer together, we have some ideas on how to help rooms look their best for any gathering.
Not surprisingly, the most popular paint colors to enhance the kitchen are those that convey a sense of cleanliness or otherwise stimulate appetite. While there are advantages for each goal, the choice between the two is based purely on personal preference.
White paint colors are the most closely associated with clean kitchen environments. However, many homeowners search for interior colors that can have a little more depth. One paint color scheme that is growing in popularity is the creative use of grays. Even though it’s a neutral paint color, a good shade can transform a kitchen to a warm and inviting when used as a base color. Many people elect to use brighter colors in décor and appliances for a noticeable splash of color in the space while maintaining the pristine ambiance.
On the other end of the spectrum, we’ve also found that many homeowners enjoy using various shades of green paint on their kitchen walls. Colors of green are immediately associated with leafy vegetables and thus bring a sense of “freshness” to the room. Additionally, green is believed to evoke feelings of creativity, potentially resulting in inspired dishes and delicious conquests.
If there’s one paint color that has restrictions throughout the household, it’s red. The inherent vibrancy of the color makes it far too active for bedrooms and personal offices. Fortunately, dining rooms offer an exciting place to display the color due to the belief that it stimulates appetite and conversation. Guests may have no idea that they are being influenced by the psychological stimulation from paint, but homeowners won’t complain when dishes are greeted with eager faces.