Interior Design Q&A: Repainting a Kitchen to Match Its Hardware

September 1, 2014 | 8:02 pm
All those knobs and handles – they can actually be the centerpiece of your entire kitchen design!

Cabinetry, countertops, doorknobs, and handles are all in place.  Now – what to do about the wall?  Here’s what to consider when thinking about color schemes for your kitchen:


I would like to repaint my kitchen. The house was built four and a half years ago and the kitchen was painted all white. What color would look good in my kitchen? My cabinets are an American oak finish and the countertops are white and gray. The floor is gray and white rock pattern in linoleum. I would like to do this before my husband returns from Iraq. I would appreciate any help on the color. By the way, I am not afraid of dark colors, but my kitchen isn’t that big. Thank you for all of your help.


It seems that you have a fairly neutral color palette, which leaves your color options almost limitless. First, consider what are your favorite colors? What colors are in the other rooms of your home? Are any of those rooms open to the kitchen? You might begin by asking yourself those questions and follow by considering anything you have in the kitchen already with color. For example, do you have a favorite set of dishes or favorite linens from which you would pull color? You might try using one of the virtual color viewers that are available at many of the home stores or online at to view various colors in a “virtual kitchen”. After narrowing it down to a few options, it is best to purchase a small amount of the color and paint it on your wall for you to view over a few days. For larger paint samples or additional color direction, please call Tuckey Restoration at 717-249-7052. Thank you!


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