This season’s kitchen trends: blue’s the hue!

Sharon Grech, spokesperson for Benjamin Moore Paints and regular décor expert on City’s Cityline, serves up some paint trends for your kitchen renovation.

If your kitchen is in need of a facelift this spring, a fresh coat of colour can make all the difference! Certainly, painting the walls can bring new life to the space but painting your cabinets will be the most impressive change you can make without the expense of a full remodel.

While the trend in wood tones is moving to a safe mid-range, when it comes to paint we are seeing everything from rich jewel tones to fresh pales.  White kitchens are classic but if you’re customizing with paint, then your cabinets are a blank canvas, so dare to be adventurous with colour!

If you’re looking for a designer favourite hue for inspiration, go no further than blue. The colour of sea and sky, blue is timeless and diverse, popping up in traditional, industrial and modern styled kitchens alike.

Province blue kitchen

Photo: Kohler & Benjamin Moore

Colour A (Wall): Province Blue 2135-40, Aura Bath and Spa, Matte.
Colour B (Ceiling): Ceiling: Baby’s Breath OC-62, Waterborne Ceiling Paint, Ultra Flat.
Colour C (Cabinetry & raised paneling): Province Blue 2135-40, Advance, High-Gloss.

Iceberg kitchen

Photo: Kohler & Benjamin Moore

Colour A (Wall): Iceberg 2122-50, Aura Interior, Matte.
Colour B (Ceiling): Cloud Cover OC-25, Waterborne
Ceiling Paint, Ultra Flat.
Colour C (Cabinet): Breath of Fresh Air 806, Advance, Pearl.
Colour D (table): Palladian Blue HC-144, Advance, High-Gloss.

Choosing the right paint

Kitchens are high traffic areas, so cabinets need to withstand daily wear and tear.  I recommend Benjamin Moore Advance Waterborne Interior Alkyd paint (available in a pearl, semi-gloss or high-gloss finish). It is ideal for cabinetry and trim and offers the application and performance of traditional oil paint in a waterborne formula, making it easy to clean all those household messes.

What blue would I do?

My top 3 picks for blues this season are:
This season's blues