Kitchen color trends can transform your space for less money. Traditionally kitchen remodels are one of the most expensive rooms to remodel. Use the hottest paint colors to makeover your room for less. This also works well if you are selling your home and need a more updated or neutral room.
Paint your kitchen cabinets to save money on buying new cabinets. Traditional paint colors for cabinets are white or ivory. This gives your room a fresh and light appearance. It will work with your existing countertop and flooring choices and you'll be able to use a more daring wall color. Taupe cabinets break with tradition while still being neutral. Go with a dark beige paint so it will look intentional instead of dirty against white appliances. Light sage green cabinets give a natural feeling to a kitchen and make the cabinetry the focal point of the room. Use black cabinets for a stark contrast or to make a kitchen pop. Black cabinets can look modern, elegant or even country if you sand down the edges.
The trend for countertops is to use neutral colors. It's popular to invest several thousand dollars in stone counters. Keep the counters a neutral brown, black, white or gray to get the most out of your investment. You can pair the neutral cabinets with more daring kitchen accessories that you'll be able to change out easily. For a kitchen with mass appeal, pull several colors from the granite to use on your flooring and cabinet choices.
Wood laminate floors add natural color to a kitchen. Take special consideration when choosing the faux wood flooring so it matches other wood trim throughout your home. If you have wood cabinets make sure the flooring contrasts enough with the cabinets like pairing lighter floors with darker cabinets.
Paint works well to makeover walls, trim work and cabinetry. Some decorating shows advocate painted vinyl flooring and countertops. These projects require harsh chemicals that are expensive. It's difficult to replicate the shiny finish of vinyl and laminate so your project may not come out with professional results. It may be less expensive to replace the vinyl completely with a cheery black and white pattern.