Kitchen Wall Paint Canada
How to find kitchen wall paint for your kitchen in Canada
For a room where any colour scheme is possible – from delicate colours and pastels to popping accents of blue or red tones –, the paint you use in your kitchen walls needs to be tough and durable to withstand water, damp and grease.
Finding the best kitchen wall paint isn’t just a case of picking a shade from your Pinterest board and away you go; you also need to consider the conditions of a working kitchen and the surfaces on which you are applying the paint.
For a look at cupboard and kitchen cabinet paint, head to our cabinet paint guide. For kitchen walls and ceilings, you’re in the right place.
Finding the best kitchen wall paint
Though you may not think it, the walls and ceilings of your kitchen cop a lot of mistreatment. Ordinary wall paints, particularly a paint that is matt, is not designed for the amount of condensation and grease that daily cooking, boiling water, making coffee, and dishwashing lets into the air and on the surrounding kitchen walls – the best breeding ground for mould.
What you want to look for in a good kitchen wall paint is a paint that is hardwearing (scrubbable), stain-resistant, water-repellent and easy to clean.
The abilities of kitchen paint
When you choose a paint for the walls in your house, the paint needs to be colourful, attractive, maybe scrubbable in kid’s rooms and hallways, and, unless you are unconventional, low sheen. The chalky matt surfaces that are currently so popular are not appropriate in high humidity spaces like kitchens.
Kitchen paint is specially formulated to withstand condensation and humidity, sometimes even mould, as well as being easily wipeable and greaseproof. They come in range of sheens, and are not just functional – the different manufacturers also provide a range of attractive colours.
Buy kitchen wall paint
Below you find a selection of kitchen wall paint products for walls and ceilings and their benefits for your kitchen walls:
The right kitchen paint colour for your personality
Painting a kitchen is the perfect way to give a tired space new life, without costing an arm and a leg. When choosing the colours for a kitchen makeover an redoing of kitchen walls, make sure you take into account the light of the room. East facing rooms have slightly blue light, so blue tones will work well. South facing rooms suit any colour, while north facing rooms should avoid greys and greens if you want to avoid them feeling cold.
The current trend in paint colours is for bold pops of colour (for cabinets or islands, for example), and dark dramatic tones. Robin egg blue is always popular, and pastel tones can make a grey and dreary winter morning just that little bit brighter. You can pair the hue or light value of cabinet and wall colour to match two different colours, or you can choose a series of colours from the same palette. Ultimately, the choice comes down to what you like, and what you’ll still like three months down the line.