Stainless steel appliances are sleek and have a clean aesthetic. A drawback to them is that steel can make your kitchen feel cold and uninviting. How can you ensure your kitchen is welcoming for your family and friends? By using Benjamin Moore paint colors that pair well with the cool tones of stainless steel. The paint experts at paintCLE share our favorite color schemes in kitchens with many steel appliances.
Shades of Gray
It only makes sense to kick things off with a color similar to stainless steel. Gray is a sophisticated hue easily incorporated into your kitchen cabinets, countertops, and flooring. A dark gray, like Overcoat, on your cabinets will look phenomenal with light gray quartz countertops and plank vinyl flooring that mimics dark hardwood. If you prefer the spacious feel of lighter shades, consider using Stone Harbor on your cabinets and trim. Remember that darker grays will make stainless steel pop, while lighter shades accent the silver hue.
Available in hundreds of hues, white is anything but basic. White paint doesn’t have to be stark and sterile to give your kitchen an airy aesthetic. Frostine and Snowfall White are two “whiter” hues, while Cotton Balls lean more toward the color of eggshells. Simple sophistication is the hallmark of white, and it will highlight the modern aspects of a kitchen without being overpowering.
Down to Earth
The warmth of brown perfectly offsets the cool shades of silver and gray. Go with a darker brown for a cozier aesthetic. Our picks are Deep Taupe and Toasted Brown. If you prefer a bright, more energetic vibe, try a shade like Beach House Beige. Green is another found in nature that looks great in kitchens with stainless steel appliances. The beauty of green is that it looks fantastic with warm and cool color palettes. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, stick with a lighter shade to keep the room from feeling dark and closed in. Apples and Pears and Spring Meadow Green are two light, refreshing hues we can’t get enough of. Darker shades, like Clover Green and Nile Green, add effortless elegance to larger kitchens.
A Little More Bold
If bold colors are more your style, we have fantastic options for you, too. Stainless steel is versatile and works with warm and cool colors in vibrant shades. We recommend checking out Plum Royale, Spring Purple, Tuscan Teal, and Tropical Team for cool undertones. Prefer things a bit warmer? Consider shades of burnt orange or dark red. We like Autumn Clover, Classic Burgundy, and Smoldering Red.
PaintCLE has everything you need for a professional-looking DIY paint job. We’re here to answer your questions about interior and exterior paint, specialty paint, and exterior stains. You can also rely on us for premium painting tools, including brushes, rollers, and trays. We have three convenient locations in Willoughby Hills, Shaker Heights, and Medina, OH, and we are happy to serve the surrounding areas. Contact us today to make your kitchen more colorful.