Choosing a wall color for a mixed materials kitchen can be difficult. However, there are a couple things you can do to help make this decisions easier. One, don’t head to the paint store first. It’s recommended to look at all surface finishes together before considering paint colors. Two, go big and bold. Otherwise, you risk the paint looking faded in comparison. And lastly number three, pick the dominant neutral (as in the dominant neutral within your surface finishes).
- You might select one color for your upper cabinets and a different one for the lower ones. You can mix metals, wood tones, lighting styles and finishes.
- It’s great to have freedom, but all this mixing and matching can also lead to confusion.
- she recommends looking at all the surface finishes together before finalizing each one. Only then should paint color be selected.
“It used to be that many people thought everything in a home — wood tones, metals, countertops — had to match. But today it’s perfectly acceptable to choose one type of countertop for your kitchen perimeter and another for the kitchen island.”