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Get inspired by these 5 kitchen makeovers

Kitchen walls painted with Red 03

WordsMegan Lambert


Who doesn’t love a before and after? Of all the rooms in the house, the kitchen gets the most wear and tear, but a makeover doesn’t have to mean a full remodel. We always recommend using eggshell paint in the kitchen, as it’s hard as nails and can withstand whatever you throw at it—even ketchup. From floor to ceiling renovations to repainting your cupboard doors, if you aren’t set on your kitchen decor style just yet, get inspired by these 5 kitchen makeovers. 

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1. A kitchen makeover using blue paint

According to colour psychology, blue is stimulating and energizing, meaning it doesn’t always work in the bedroom. But in a kitchen? It’s a great colour to go for. And don’t fret—we’ve got you covered on the best kitchen paint colours. We love how @our.home.down.the.lane has tied this mini kitchen makeover together using Blue 06 paint, creating contrast against their white walls. They’ve kept costs down by keeping their original black kitchen surfaces, repainting their existing cupboards (take a look at our guide on how to paint kitchen cupboards if you’re considering this) and simply changing their splashback. But the effect is impressive—a job well

2. A kitchen makeover using black paint

Dare to go dark like @brook_cottage_forever_home using Black 01 paint. Transforming a poky kitchen into an open-plan space with a breakfast bar has given the room a sense of flow. Including some Scandi-kitchen design elements, like using natural materials in the form of exposed wood flooring, wicker chairs, marble countertops, and indoor plants, they've managed to create a light-filled room without having to knock down any exterior walls!

3. A kitchen makeover using white and red paint

In this mini yet mega kitchen revamp, @view_from42 shows us how to nail a kitchen makeover on a budget using Red 03 paint on their walls and White 02 on their cupboards. The countertops, tiles, and sink have all been replaced. Exposed wood gives the room a rustic feel, and you needn’t look any further for inspiration on how to style open shelving in your kitchen

Displaying storage jars, indoor plants, and choice glassware @view_from42 has nailed this open-shelving decor trend perfectly. New subway tiles and brushed gold cabinet handles give the room a totally updated look despite the hardware, oven and hob, and even the flooring remaining the same. The end result feels like a full kitchen remodel.