5 fab kitchen wall colour ideas for speedy, budget revamps

Want to give your kitchen a quick makeover? These kitchen wall colours are all you need...

Kitchen wall colours ideas
(Image credit: Valspar)

We've spent rather too much time in our kitchens over the last few months, so if you fancy a colour upgrade you’ve come to the right place! Whether you are a fan of pretty shades or prefer the dark and moody look, we have something for you here. 

Painting your walls is a quick and reasonably cheap way to instantly update a kitchen, and with restrictions easing you can pop to your nearest DIY store (with mask on of course) to choose a shade or two, or check out paint deals online. With kitchens you may be slightly compromised due to the colour of your existing units, but it’s easy enough to pick a shade that will work with them. 

Below are five fabulous wall colour ideas to give you a spot of inspo this week and with the temperatures looking like promising your walls will dry in no time! If you are after more kitchen ideas head to our gorgeous gallery, we also have loads more kitchen paint ideas too. 

1. Go for a warm orange on your kitchen walls

(Image credit: Valspar)

Valspar’s Spiced Rum is a brighter, more punchy version of Spiced Honey – Dulux’s Colour of the Year in 2019 – and it looks great with these jet black units. Warmer shades like this work really well in north-facing rooms, we know we’ve said this before, but it’s true. It picks out the tones in the multi-coloured worktop and the accessories and tap create a cohesive feel across the space. Give it a go!

For more orange room ideas, check out our inspiring gallery 

2. Pick a classic white and navy combo for a bright kitchen

Kitchen wall colours ideas

(Image credit: Image credit: Industville Room design by Miffy Shaw Interiors)

Painting your ceiling is the new big trend and here’s a great example of how it can work. To prevent this kitchen from feeling closed in, the walls have been painted in a crisp white which matches the units on the right. This has created the perfect visual balance, which is helped by the wooden worktop, shelving and brass bare bulb lighting. For a similar blue try Crown’s Pier View and any brilliant white paint will work – you can’t beat fresh white with any colour! 

We have a whole feature on blue room ideas, so go and check that out too. 

3. Pick out a bright sunny yellow for a dark kitchen

Kitchen wall colours ideas

(Image credit: Benjamin Moore)

This gorgeous shade is called Golden Straw, and is part of Benjamin Moore’s Colour Trends 2020 palette – and what a cheery colour that’s much needed right now, it was created to mirror the beauty of a summertime field. You can’t help but feel happy walking into a kitchen painted in this! Yellow is known for having a positive influence on the left side of our brain and in the world of colour psychology means optimism and happiness – what more could we want? It’s a versatile choice that will look great with white and other pastel shades. 

4. Choose a bang on trend blush pink for your kitchen

Kitchen wall colours ideas

(Image credit: Annie Sloan)

There’s nothing to dislike about this pretty shade by Annie Sloan, she’s the Queen of chalky paints and beautiful colour combos and this kitchen is the epitome of why. The walls are painted in Antoinette which is a soft pale pink inspired by the interiors of 18th Century France and it looks fabulous with the painted units – which are pre-mixed Aubusson Blue and Emperor’s Silk. Yet again, we are seeing brass fixtures and fittings – so look out for this being a new up and coming trend! 

For more pink room ideas head over to our gallery – there are plenty more gorgeous blush rooms over there.

5. Work in threes to add colour to your kitchen wall

Kitchen wall colours ideas

(Image credit: Dulux)

Greedy right? But multiple colour choices are allowed – and it’s a design choice we love! Let’s begin at the top – the ceiling and side wall are painted in Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2020, Tranquil Dawn, an easy-to-use shade that works with a large array of colours like these two – the deep muddy brown is called Stable Gates, and the chalkier green is Neptune Seas. Both are more unusual colours to choose from, but we like unusual...

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