Orange Paint Colors for Kitchens

Discover the best orange paint colors for your kitchen.

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If you're looking for a hue to stimulate the appetite, consider orange paint colors for kitchens.

Orange might not be the first color that comes to mind when thinking about kitchens, but it's a soft yet strong shade that stimulates the appetite.

Explore These Beautiful Kitchen Color Design Options For Ideas!

There are many different ways you can go when working with orange paint colors for kitchens. From bright citrus-inspired hues to more earthy, terracotta tones, orange can be calm and soothing or cheerful and fun.

Orange is a warm color, making it a good option for kitchens in cooler climates. It can add warmth to a room, but it's important to choose bold shades that feel sophisticated and timeless. When using orange in your kitchen, try to keep the space as minimalist as possible. In a cluttered kitchen, this vibrant shade won't shine.

Citrus orange is a good option for a kitchen because it's fun and energizing, but if you decide to go this route, make sure to temper a potentially strong hue with neutral accents. The key is to find orange colors that have some yellow or brown in them to ensure they have a calming effect but don't look too light and peachy—or feel like Halloween.

If you're not ready to paint your entire kitchen orange, consider using bold pops of orange throughout the room, such as on your cabinets, backsplash or on a pantry door. You could also consider painting just your kitchen island a bright and playful orange and going neutral throughout the rest of the room.

It's also important to understand which colors orange pairs well with. Blue is opposite orange on the color wheel and both light and dark blue complement orange. Gray and white can both help to tame bold shades of orange while dark plum is a sophisticated and chic accent. If you have dark wood in your kitchen, a bright orange paint color would complement the wood tones nicely and create a warm and cozy effect. If you prefer an earthy vibe, consider using a terracotta or burnt shade of orange. A calming color, it looks great with dark wood and would add an elegant vibe to your room.

Painting with orange is the easiest and most inexpensive way to play around with this uplifting shade. It's also the smartest way to incorporate this color if you think you might want to sell your home in the future. By choosing more neutral cabinets and appliances, you can have fun with your walls and it'll be easy to repaint when you're ready to switch things up.

Some good shades of orange for kitchens include Sweet Orange by Benjamin Moore, Sunbaked Orange by Glidden, Montana Dust by Kelly-Moore and Cayenne by Sherwin-Williams, but try painting a few different shades of orange on your wall to find the best color for your space.

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