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How to Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger

You think your kitchen is tiny. We’re talking Munchkin-Ville here! But you can dice and chop and sauté with the best of them and create a masterpiece of a meal like magic in there! You want your kitchen to reflect you inner 5 star chef rating. How?  One word: PAINT!  Here are a few ideas for you to consider the next time you are looking to redesign your Northern NJ Kitchen.

Paint is an easy, inexpensive way to transform the look of any space. With the right paint and a few minor changes, you can make your tiny kitchen look vast. Yes, VAST.
OK, maybe not vast, but a lot bigger than it actually is.

White is your best friend in a small kitchen. It reflects light, which enhances the sense of space.   Lots of natural light enlarges any space. Natural light and a view outside helps to draw your eyes beyond the small kitchen area to the outdoors, adding to the semblance of open space. White paint on the cabinetry, countertops, walls, and ceiling give the illusion of a space without limits. White, wide-slat window blinds allow natural light to permeate your kitchen during the day and provide privacy at night. Several shades of white prevent an all-white room from feeling cold and sterile.

What if white isn’t your thing? No need to worry, you have options. Choose a warm color to create that homey, grandma’s kitchen feel. Or, if you want something a bit more refined, choose a warm color. The right warm color can give an elegant look to your small kitchen. Reds, oranges and yellows are perfect to create this feeling. Break up the monotony with a white trim. The best thing about warm paint colors is that they can be used to hide problem areas like a kitchen that does not receive sufficient daylight.

Neutrals are another alternative to the all white kitchen.  Monochromatic color combinations offer slight variations that will expand and unify your kitchen. Monochromatic color combinations on the cabinetry, countertops, walls, and ceiling achieve the same illusion of a space without limits as white paint does. When there’s little difference between the colors of the walls, the countertops, the cabinetry, and the woodwork, you continuously glance over the surfaces looking for a place to rest. The objective is to trick your eye into thinking the space is larger than it really is.

The Color Spot Test 

A neat trick is a color spot test. Tape a few paint sample cards to your kitchen wall and watch how the color changes throughout the day. You’ll get a feel for how the color and light play in your kitchen, and you’ll be able to see which color gives you the illusion of more space.

A little elbow grease goes a long way into complementing your newly painted kitchen. If you have decided to just paint the walls, clean the cabinetry, appliances, countertops and floors. Layers of dirt grime and grease can create a dull appearance. Shiny, clean surfaces reflect more light. Remove clutter from the floors and countertops to present a brighter, more spacious appearance. Clutter makes any room feel crowded. Don’t cover up your new wall paint color with clutter!

No matter how you decide to paint your kitchen in Summit NJ, make sure the colors are a reflection of your taste. Your mouthwatering food comes from there! Don’t you think your food deserves to be prepared in a space that reflects how scrumptious it is?  Bon Appétit!

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