Thinking about hiring an interior designer to help you pick the best paint colors for your kitchen?
You can save some money by doing it yourself, and you get the fun of being your own interior designer too! All that is needed is a color wheel and a little insight into how to choose the right color combinations.
Kitchen paint colors are constantly changing with new color trends. In 2022, there are some great options for kitchens that will make them look stylish and modern. Popular kitchen colors include green, blue, white and earthy tones. These colors are versatile and can be matched with a variety of different styles.
Ondemand Painters have checked out the latest offerings from all the top paint companies. Here are our color experts’ top tips for beautiful kitchen colors in 2022
GREEN COLOR TRENDS 2022
When it comes to kitchen paint colors, green shades are always a popular choice. They create a warm and inviting atmosphere in the kitchen, and they’re perfect for creating a relaxed and comfortable feel. Additionally, green shades are very easy to match with other colors, and they can also be used to brighten up a room.
- Benjamin Moore- October Mist (1495)
Benjamin Moore’s October Mist is a soft green shade that creates a calming and relaxing atmosphere in your kitchen. It’s perfect for kitchens that are used as gathering spaces, as it creates a relaxed and welcoming ambiance.
- sherwin williams evergreen fog (SW-9130)
Sherwin Williams’ Evergreen Fog is another popular green shade for kitchens. It has a slightly darker hue than October Mist, which will give your kitchen a more sophisticated look. It’s perfect for kitchen cabinets that need a modern update.
If you’re looking for a darker green, but still want to create a cohesive and inviting atmosphere in your kitchen, Evergreen Fog may be the ideal hue for you.
Behr Breezeway (MQ3-21)
Breezeway is a light green shade inspired by the color of sea glass that can help create a calm and refreshing atmosphere in your kitchen. It’s perfect for kitchens with large windows or doors that lead out to the backyard, creating a nature inspired outdoor-indoor connection.
Valspar Blanched Thyme 6001-4a
If you’re looking for a green that has a bit more personality, Valspar’s Blanched Thyme may be the perfect option for your kitchen walls. This color is reminiscent of springtime, and can help to brighten up your kitchen.
Farrow & Ball Breakfast Room Green
If you’re looking for a darker green paint color, Farrow & Ball’s Breakfast Room Green may be a good option. This color is perfect for kitchens with traditional or country-style decor, and will look great with vintage pieces. It has a warm and inviting tone that can make your kitchen feel like a cozy retreat no matter what the occasion.
Laurel Leaf by Better Homes & Gardens
Laurel Leaf is a beautiful green shade that can be used in the kitchen. It is fresh and uplifting, and it can help to create a bright and cheerful atmosphere in the room.
Guacamole is similar to Laurel Leaf, but is brighter and more vibrant, which makes it perfect for kitchens with higher ceilings or open floor plans. This lovely green shade works well for most color schemes – especially those that include white appliances.
Olive Sprig PPG1125-4
Olive Sprig is another great option if you’re looking for a deep green hue, but don’t want anything too dark or outlandish. It has the same naturalistic tone as Laurel Leaf but it’s darker and easier to incorporate with natural materials to achieve a contemporary farmhouse look. As such, Olive Sprig can introduce your kitchen to nature without making it feel too outdoorsy.
Blue Color Trends for 2022
Blue is often associated with calm and serenity, making it the perfect color for a room where you spend a lot of time. It can also help to create an illusion of space, which is ideal for a small kitchen. It also might make people feel safe because they associate the color with sky/ocean or water – things that represent freedom and tranquility. Blue shades can also be very refreshing, giving your kitchen a light and airy feeling.
Experts say that having blue tones in your kitchen area can actually enhance creativity and even improve performance on cognitive tests.
Farrow & Ball Stone Blue
Farrow & Ball Stone Blue is a beautiful blue shade that is perfect for kitchens. It has a cool, calming effect and can really brighten up the space.
Deep Blue is another great option for kitchens. It is a bit darker than Stone Blue, but it still has a cool, calming effect. It can really make the kitchen feel cozy and inviting.
Aleutian HGSW3355 is a light blue shade that is perfect for modern kitchens. It has a clean, fresh look and will bring new life into the darkest of spaces.
Pantone Very Peri 17-3938
This blue from Pantone Color is perfect for the modern kitchen. Sometimes referred to as “Periwinkle Blue”, it’s unexpected and totally unique, making your walls really stand out from all the rest. If you love birds, maybe consider including a bird mural in this shade to make a feature wall. This hue has been a hit since 2015.
White shades are often seen as the go-to for a kitchen. They provide a sense of cleanliness and can make a small kitchen feel larger. In addition, white shades reflect light, which can brighten up a space. Some popular white shades for kitchens include Farrow & Ball SchoolHouse White and New Neutral.
Farrow & Ball School House White
Farrow & Ball School House White is a creamy shade that pairs well with all colors. It is slightly warmer than New Neutral, but still provides a sense of freshness. This kitchen color is a popular choice for an accent wall.
This is more of a cool-toned white compared to Farrow & Ball School House White, which has hints of cream and yellow in its composition. Aside from being seen as appropriate for modern kitchens, it can blend into any decorating style making it timeless.
Earthy Colors and Wood Tones
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Earthy shades are often associated with nature and the outdoors. This can be a great choice for kitchens, as it can create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Using earthy shades in your kitchen is very versatile. They can be used to create either a modern or traditional look, depending on the other elements of your décor.
Accent lighting can play a big role in making your kitchen feel cozy and inviting. Pendant lights, layered lighting and metallic lights are all big trends for 2022. Add smart bulbs so you can adjust the shade and warmth for your mood. Mix with wood tones for a more nature inspired look.
When it comes to interior design, one of the most important decisions you’ll make is what color to paint your kitchen.
Choosing the right color scheme for your kitchen can be a challenge. There are so many choices out there that it may seem like an impossible feat to find one that really suits you and your kitchen design. Especially if you want to follow design trends, while standing out from the crowd!
The key here, however, is to know exactly what kind of look and feel you’re going for with your space before starting to shop around. For example, if you want a bright, cheery atmosphere in your kitchen, choosing bright and light colors might be the best way to go while darker paint colors could give it a more subdued or somber feel.
Fortunately, OnDemand Painters has done the research on the trending colors of 2022 for you, and collected all the most interesting swatches from sources such as janeathome, semistories, and bhg for you to try.
Be your own color expert. Be inspired!