From misty greys to ethereal greens, and from bold blues to gutsy pinks, a well-chosen paint colour has the power to completely change the look and feel of your space.
Shaker cabinets never go out of style. Their wooden fronts have a classic and simple look that can be easily personalised with an attractive coat of paint.
There is a vast spectrum of hues to chose from, and each is available in a tone ranging from off-white to almost black. The choice is yours — after all, it is your kitchen. But make sure it is a colour you truly love, as you’ll see it every day! Go all-in with one colour, or mix and match complementing hues with an island, lower cabinetry and wall-hung cabinetry all in different colours. There are no set rules for the hue, tone or finish that will work best — it is all a matter of personal taste.
Monochromatic palettes feature different tones of a single hue, while an analogous palette includes hues that are close to each other on the colour spectrum. A complementary palette is made up of different hues that sit well together, and a triadic palette features colours from opposing parts of the spectrum. There is no wrong choice — opt for the right combination of hues to suit you.
Paint is available in a variety of sheens, ranging from flat (matt) to high gloss. A muted matt finish will not reflect light, helping disguise uneven surfaces, while a contemporary semi-gloss or dramatic high-gloss sheen will reflect light around your space, and will be easier to wipe clean too. An eggshell finish typically has a low sheen — like the shell of an egg — however the level of shine will vary from brand to brand, so experiment with samples and tester pots before committing.