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Decorative Painting Techniques for Kitchen Designby Allison E. Beatty
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Want to make your kitchen design look like a cozy Italian restaurant? One way to achieve this type of European look is to add some textured paint to your walls. Here's how to do it.
Faux Finishing Paint TechniquesFaux finishing has become a hot kitchen design trend, as homeowners look for ways to accentuate their kitchen cabinets and create a unique design. The perfect time to try this type of painting is when you are refacing cabinets. Here's why:
Select Textured Paint ColorsAfter making the main cabinet refacing decisions - cabinet doors and drawer style, wood type, etc. - look for paint colors and treatments to accentuate the new cabinet look. Among the options in colors are:
Use Paint to Coordinate Cabinet FinishDecorative painting techniques are ideal for blending the walls with a new cabinet refacing look. If you are using an oak cabinet, which has yellow tones and some natural graining, look for a paint treatment with a yellow base or heavy texture. You also can create contrast by using smooth, flat panel cabinet doors and a bumpy textured wall treatment.
Faux Finishing As Part of Kitchen DesignThere are several faux finishing techniques popular in today's kitchen design. Each has its own unique look, so ask your painter to show you pictures of homes with the various techniques. Among them are:
Faux finishing techniques can create a truly unique kitchen design. When combined with newly refaced cabinets, the look will transform the room.
About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.