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Heat Up Your Kitchen with Pink Paint!

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Living room painted with Benjamin Moore colours: Main wall - natural cream (OC-14); South wall accent - crushed berries (2076-30); Living room accent - kendall charcoal (HC-166)

Photo credits:
Living room carpet, accessories, Elte Carpets
White sideboard, Pavilion Home
Grafitti stool, Hollace Cluny
Pillows, Jane Hall
Feather lamp, Trianon
2 white modern chairs, modern wire basket, Urban Mode
2 pieces of artwork, Canvas Art Gallery

Get innovative kitchen colour ideas designed to spice up your space without breaking the bank.

Luxurious materials have become the norm in Canadian kitchens today, with natural stone, quartz, and exotic woods setting the stage. But freshening up your kitchen does not have to cost a fortune!

Whether it's a colourful small appliance on your countertop, a chic backsplash, or a bold accent wall colour, it's hard to resist the vibrancy and energy that bold hues can infuse into this space–the heart of the home!

Inspired by our more colourful European cousins, high–gloss cabinets in a range of hues are not as shocking today as they were a few years back. Although the neutrals remain the biggest sellers in cabinetry on this side of the pond, many of us are more open to kitchen paint ideas that lend a lively air to the spaces we use most.

The family members in this vibrant home built their foundation with the basics: black cabinets and a cool grey quartz countertop. We chose natural cream (OC–14) as the main wall paint colour.

When it came time for accents, this family decided "the bolder the better!" So, we began with a new fabric to cover the dining chairs, painted them and the table with high–gloss black, and before we knew it, we added a pink kitchen accent. A delicious, exotic pink–crushed berries (2076–30) to be exact!

The accent colour was used along the long wall that runs from the dining area through the kitchen and into the living area.

When it comes to developing kitchen paint colour ideas of your own, think of your bold accent colour as a diva–one is plenty! So use only neutrals in the supporting role to maintain harmony. We played with various shades of grey, from the light area rug to the deeper kendall charcoal (HC–166) on the block wall.

If the thought of a hot pink kitchen scares you a little, remember that the accent colour does not have to be so strong to have some impact. Great kitchen colour ideas can run the gamut – from shocking to subtle – so if you're not comfortable with a bright pink kitchen or a canary yellow wall, try using a deeper value of your wall colour on another strategic wall.

Or just limit the bold colour to a small area such as the backsplash or a colour block. This can be just enough to add personality and break the monotony of a white or single–colour kitchen.

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