Charleston Paint Colors for Kitchens

Discover the best Charleston paint colors for your kitchen.

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Aside from being one of the friendliest and most polite cities in the country, Charleston is famous for its beautiful architecture and colorful homes.

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Charleston, with its peach, pink, coral and other rosy hues to its rich blues and browns, is not a city that's afraid to use color.

If you'd like to use Charleston paint colors for your kitchen, Duron has a collection of more than 100 shades replicated from historic preservation works and developed with the help of the Historic Charleston Foundation.

There are many pastel Charleston paint colors such as creamy yellows, powdery blues, soft peaches and pale oranges that would look beautiful on your kitchen walls. These lighter pastel shades will create a cheerful, inviting space and would look great with white or neutral accents. Some colors to consider include Yellow Jessamine, Blue Heron, Carolina Peach and Rhett Pumpkin.

If you prefer a more neutral color, there are some gorgeous grays that would add some depth to your kitchen without taking center stage. Gray pairs well with many other colors and can serve as a good base in your kitchen. Some grays from Duron's collection include Confederate Flannel and Garden Fountain.

Darker Charleston colors would also work in the kitchen, but it's important to balance more intense shades with lighter accents to keep them from feeling too heavy or overpowering the room. Some darker blues from Duron's collection include Evening Harbor, a soothing shade; Canton China Blue, a bolder tone; and Peacock Blue, a greenish blue. Bolder greens that would also work in the kitchen include Salt Marsh, a sage-colored shade, and Boxwood Hedge, a fresh and bright color.

If you already have a fairly neutral kitchen and are looking for an inexpensive way to dress it up, try painting your cabinets. Gone are the days when cabinets were only painted white or a warmer neutral. Now, plenty of cabinets are painted in pretty pastel shades and even deeper, more sophisticated colors. Some fun colors to consider from Duron's Colors of Historic Charleston collection include Snapdragon, a reddish coral color; Caribbean waters, a turquoise shade; and Alicia's Bedchamber, a minty tone. If you choose to paint your cabinets a "statement shade," remember to balance them out with neutrals so they don't overpower the room. If you're not ready to commit to painting all your cabinets this color, consider painting just your top or bottom ones or the insides of the cabinets.

Charleston kitchen paint colors can also be used on floors, doors, chairs, and tables. Before setting on your favorite shades, look at what you currently have in the space or what you plan to put in and find a complementary color.

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