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Paint Colors Vs Paint Finishes

Paint Colors Versus Paint Finishes

Another factor that determines what type of paint will be used in your kitchen is the paint finish versus the paint color. Although you have a smaller range of selection to choose from when searching for paint finishes that will be suitable for your kitchen, there is a wide and endless range of colors and hues to consider afterward. However, not all colors will look ideal when paired with certain finishes in the kitchen. It is important to know how to pair your finishes and colors together for the best result.

• Bold colors typically look best when combined with a flat enamel or matte finish. If you must have a bold color in a cooking area, opt for a flat enamel finish because it will be more acceptable to cleaning than any matte finish.

• Light colors or colors that feature a dusty tone will look better in a matte finish or semi-gloss. Generally, the matte finish matches well with the subdued style of dusty toned colors. In contrast, a semi-gloss finish adds balance to a color that is light but still vibrant.

• Colors that are between the spectrum and feature warm hues or unique colors look best when paired with an eggshell finish.

Remember that these types of guidelines also vary based on the color that you are using in the room. A unique shade of blue or red can look vibrant or subdued based on the type of finish that you pair it with. If you are uncertain about what options may look best in your kitchen, it can be a great idea to look at samples of paint in your desired finish to gain better insight into how it will look on your walls. Overall, your goal is to select paint colors and finishes that will be durable and draw attention to your kitchen without overpowering any of the other furnishings in the room.

If you are having issues with choosing paint colors and finishes, the local home improvement store generally has swatches that they can provide you with to give you more insight into what the finished look of your paint and its finish may be. There are a number of color swatches and other related painting resources which can be truly helpful when aiding in the selection of a kitchen paint. If you have any questions, the representatives at the store can also generally provide you with the answers that you may be seeking.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.

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