Recipe For Stylish Spaces: Designer Tips To Transform Your Kitchen

Colour can transform your kitchen. Pic: NewsCanada

NC) The kitchen is truly the heart of the home, pulling more than just double duty by serving as study space, second living room, work-from-home zone and dining room.

With more of us spending more time at home – and more time cooking – now is the perfect time to transform your kitchen.

Here Sharon Grech, Benjamin Moore colour and design expert shares her designer advice to give your kitchen a fresh new look.

True blue
This year, one of the hottest trends in kitchens is blue accents. “If you tend towards a more neutral palette, blue is an ideal colour to experiment with as it pairs well with multiple styles and with other colours,” says Grech. Stylish shades of blue-green, like the 2021 colour of the year Aegean Teal 2136-40, will make your kitchen a welcoming, comforting space for creativity and culinary adventure.

Serve up looks
One of the most impactful, fast and cost-effective ways to transform your kitchen is by painting your cabinets.

“I am an advocate for repainting, not replacing and with Benjamin Moore paint a DIY kitchen transformation with professional results is possible in a weekend,” says Grech.

The kitchen is the most hightraffic space in any home making durability essential. “Opt for the hard, furniture-like finish of Advance interior paint, available in four popular sheens, including matte and high gloss, to suit any kitchen style from farmhouse to ultra-modern.”

Once you have repainted your cabinets, add new hardware to replace existing door pulls and handles to complete your DIY transformation.

Accent your island
Want to add just a touch of colour to your neutral kitchen? Painting the island in a complementary shade is a favourite designer trick to add style and a focal point to the kitchen. Grech recommends shades like Hale Navy HC-154 and Van Deusen Blue HC-156 for blues that suit many kinds of styles.