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Choosing a Paint Color for Your Kitchen Walls

 Choosing a Paint Color for Your Kitchen Walls

Our kitchens typically give the most attention to the cabinets and countertops, and rightly so. After all, these items take up the most visual space, and they get heavy usage. That doesn’t mean, however, that we should neglect our kitchen walls! While they might take a supporting role in the kitchen drama, they still deserve to be beautiful. How do you go about choosing paint colors for your kitchen walls?

The first step is to choose the overall milieu you want to create. Are you going for spicy and creative? Stately and sedate? Airy? Trendy? Modern? Classic? The aesthetic tone needs to be clear in your mind before you choose specific colors.

White on White: Not as Boring as It Sounds!

In an age where so much is complex, some people bring simplicity and calm to their lives with an all-white kitchen. With white cabinets and white wall paint, the room seems to expand visually, giving an airy, open feel, which somehow feels both modern and classic. With some stainless steel appliances and colorful accents, the white on white kitchen can really shine!

Go Bold!

A very different approach to kitchen wall paint is to go with a striking, bold color. Since most of the kitchen is dominated by cabinets, the remaining wall spaces can really pop with a strong color choice. If your cabinets are white, just about any color can look amazing! Spicy red, citrus orange, lime green, jet black, ocean blue, metallic gray… choose something that will leave an impression!

Non-bland Neutrals

We all know that neutral colors are a safe bet for our walls, but neutral doesn’t have to mean tasteless! Sage green has been a great success in recent years, as well as creamy yellow, wheat-toned tan, and even chocolate brown. If your cabinets are wood-toned or painted, neutral wall colors are a great way to compliment them.

Kitchen Painting for the San Francisco Bay Region

MB Jessee is a well-respected house painter based in Oakland, CA. We provide all kinds of painting services to help you transform your kitchen, including cabinet painting or refinishing, interior painting and custom color matching. Additionally, we provide decorative finishes, plaster repair, exterior painting, and much more. Contact MB Jessee for a free estimate on your kitchen painting project!

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“M.B. Jessee painted the exterior of my Spanish house over 9 years ago, and they did such an incredible job that they are still getting referrals from me today. The paint is holding up perfectly -- there is absolutely no peeling chipping or any other deterioration. I still remember that my final walk-through list consisted of items written on one side of a 3x5 index card (and I'm REAL picky about my house!) However, when Matt and I did that walk-through over HALF the items were no longer an issue, as his team had noticed them first and they had already been resolved.”

— JoAnn Newcomb

“Matt, We are very happy with how all of the painting worked out. We were extremely impressed with the quality of the work in the bathroom. I liked working with Victor, he and Marvin were extremely conscientious about doing a great job, not just the minimum. I know the front door took a lot longer than you'd expected. But they did it PERFECTLY. We never thought it could turn out like that! Thanks again for the great work. We'll be calling you again in the future!”

— Craig
Alameda, CA

“The finish on my kitchen cabinets had failed, becoming tacky and grimy around the handles. M B Jessee gave me a reasonable quote, far below some others, and did an outstanding job, striping the original varnish and refinishing with a new lacquer finish. The cabinets look like new. Work was done 1 day faster than estimated. The crew was extremely hard-working, considerate, and neat. Highly recommend M B Jessee.”

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Oakland

“Very easy to work with, they did an outstanding job with our project of re-painting our painting our kitchen cabinets. Given the scope of the job and that our kitchen is roughly half of our upstairs living area they did a fantastic job of minimizing the mess. Workmanship was top notch, would definitely recommend.”

— Vince Scola

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— Jessica Dodson

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— Carla Banks

“Our paint crew did a great job and the foreman, Gersson was exceptionally great to work with. He was always available to answer questions, good at problem-solving, very patient, kind, and highly professional with great customer service. We definitely recommend this company, and Gersson and his crew.”

— Andrea Y.
Berkeley, CA

“I can't say enough about how courteous and professional my foreman was. He was on time every morning and arrived cheerful and ready to go. He is highly organized and very thoughtful. He was extremely careful and respectful when moving my belongings - a mature professional.”

— Nora Robinson

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— Paul Markovich

“In all the years I've worked with MB Jessee, I'm always so impressed by your crews. They are so respectful of everything--you never even know they're there! Except that the paint looks amazing when they're gone. We've had one showing of our home and already have an offer. I'm sure it is because the paint looks so beautiful.”

— Erin T.
Pleasant Hill