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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 2-4 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

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How to Choose the Right Kitchen Paint Colors (and Why it Matters)
January 22, 2021

The kitchen is a room that serves multiple purposes in almost every family home. With the growth of open concept layouts, the kitchen is a place to cook, eat, gather and host guests.

Luckily, the kitchen doesn’t need a ton of decorations since you need space for essential appliances and tools, so the best way to set the tone of the room is through the colors of the walls.

Here’s some things to consider, before pulling out the paint brushes, to make the kitchen a welcoming yet functional environment.

Bright and airy bohemian kitchen with vibrant moroccan tile, baby blue vintage refrigerator with natural light and plants.

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Bright and airy bohemian kitchen with vibrant moroccan tile, baby blue vintage refrigerator with natural light and plants.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.blog.jungalow.com

Think About Color Temperature

Think About Color Temperature

Warm colors like red, yellow, tan, cream, and orange are more energetic, sociable, and jovial. Cool colors like blue, green, and grey are calming and quiet.

Your favorite color might be red, but if you’re looking to set a calming tone, a shade of blue might be better for your kitchen.

Don’t forget to consider the climate too. If you live in a cold place, you may want to paint your kitchen in warmer colors (and vice versa).

DESIGN TIP: Whether you choose warm or cool tones, add highlights of color to certain areas of the kitchen to bring personality and depth to the space. We like a kitchen backsplash in colorful tile. You can also add color with light fixtures or a rustic copper sink.

DESIGN TIP: Whether you choose warm or cool tones, add highlights of color to certain areas of the kitchen to bring personality and depth to the space. We like a kitchen backsplash in colorful tile. You can also add color with light fixtures or rustic copper sink.

Bright & airy kitchen design with dark green island and large stainless steel sink.
Bright & airy kitchen design with dark green island and large stainless steel sink.

Consider Your Kitchen Layout

Consider Your Kitchen Layout

Different colors can change your perception of space, making small kitchens seem larger and big kitchens cozier.

You can use color temperature here too. Warm colors tend to contract and make large spaces feel more welcoming and safe. Cool colors expand and make small kitchens feel bigger.

Vintage inspired kitchen with subway tile backsplash, long floating shelves and olive colored walls.

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Vintage inspired kitchen with subway tile backsplash, long floating shelves and olive colored walls.

Photo Courtesy Of: www.devolkitchens.com

Keep it Clean with the Right Finish

Keep it Clean with the Right Finish

Splashes from cooking and baking, smudges from kids or pets, whatever the mess is, those kitchen walls won’t stay squeaky clean for long. That’s why it’s important to choose the right paint finish that withstands everyday’s messes.

Use a satin or semi-gloss paint finish to make it easier to wipe down the walls with mild soap and water. These finishes are easy to clean and stand up to bigger messes like mildew, stains and dirt.

So much happens in the kitchen, so the color you choose needs to be ready for anything—mornings, nights, all four seasons, family dinners, spills, and a lot more. The most important part is, whatever you choose, make sure it expresses comfort and happiness in the heart of your home.

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