The kitchen is often the heart of the family home. A place you can utilise colour to create a vibrant, inspiring space to reflect your interior style.
Be bold with dark shades or produce a simple, neutral scheme with a highlight of colour to reflect your personal style. To add texture and pattern, use wallpaper to create a welcoming space for dining and entertaining.
Our range of finishes provide a durable, beautiful effect for walls and woodwork, including kitchen cabinets. Our paints have been specially formulated to withstand busy family life, little hands and even pets.
When choosing colours for your kitchen, try to decide what sort of style you are looking to achieve, taking into consideration colours that already exist within the space. Surfaces, tiles, flooring and artwork are all elements that should be included as colours within your palette.
If there are any architectural features or areas of interest within the kitchen that you would like to draw attention to, consider using colour to highlight these.
When beginning your decorating project, take time to research schemes that you would like to recreate and browse images on Pinterest or magazines for inspiration. Consider how the space, orientation and light in the room will affect the colour.
Order sample pots of your selected shades and paint out large swatches onto A4 pieces of paper. Place them on different walls around the kitchen throughout the day to see the impact of varying natural light on the colour.
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Our Intelligent Paints are completely washable.
Perfect for busy family kitchens.
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Eggshell paint is designed to resist moisture and staining.
Perfect for protecting your woodwork whilst maintaining complete scrubbability.
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Floor paint is exceptionally durable, with an attractive mid-sheen finish.
An easy yet dramatic way to change the feel of a room.
Our Intelligent Paints are breakthrough water-based paints which are quick and easy to apply. They are completely washable and can be used with utmost confidence on most surfaces including plaster, woodwork and radiators.
Our Intelligent Paints are also certified as ‘Child Safe’ so are completely safe to use in all areas of the family home.
Intelligent Eggshell is our most highly recommended kitchen paint finish. Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, Intelligent Eggshell paint has a tough yet subtle finish. This makes it the perfect water-based finish for woodwork and both kitchen and bathroom walls.
Use this quick drying, low sheen finish for walls in the splash zone and any woodwork, including kitchen cupboards. It has a low-sheen level of 15% and is available in the full Little Greene colour palette.
For a high shine gloss finish, Intelligent Gloss is a quick drying alternative to Oil Gloss. It is ideal for use on interior woodwork in rooms that require frequent cleaning.
Choose this paint finish, instead of Intelligent Eggshell, if you prefer the extra contrast of a glossier finish. This 85% high gloss paint is available in all Little Greene shades.
A totally matt, yet completely washable, alternative to a traditional emulsion paint. Intelligent Matt Emulsion is perfect for busy kitchens or high traffic areas, particularly on walls and ceilings.
The finish has an extremely low gloss level of 5%, providing a beautifully flat finish for a sophisticated kitchen scheme.
With a nine hundred year pedigree, oil-based paints have long been recognised as the classic finish for woodwork. By forming a deeper bond with the surface than a quick-drying paint, traditional oil-based recipes are renowned for their increased longevity, excellent flow and smooth finish.
All our oil-based paints have been reformulated using naturally occurring vegetable oils to replace solvent ingredients.
Flat Oil Eggshell is a low-odour, modern oil-based paint which resists staining and general wear and tear. As such, it is perfect for painting woodwork and primed metals. It has a sheen level of 15-20%, between matt and eggshell, and is surface dry in just 4 hours.
Designed specifically for interior use, the formula has been developed to give superior, glide-on application characteristics. With extended workability and open time, making brushing out a real pleasure, even for the least confident of painters.
The formulation provides a smooth, low-sheen finish, suitable for woodwork including kitchen cabinets. The finish is extremely durable, making it the perfect choice for a busy kitchen space.
For wooden or concrete floors, our Floor Paint (also oil-based) is one of the hardest wearing paints available for domestic use. Like all our finishes, Floor Paint is available in the full spectrum of Little Greene colours.
Previously Painted Cabinets
Bare Wood Cabinets
You can find out more information on all of our finishes, including surface preparation and technical data, on our detailed Product Data Sheets.
2. Use one of the Colour Scales families to create a balanced, harmonious scheme.
Four different shades are produced using varying strengths of the same pigment which can be used in combination for a fully coordinated finish.
The Aquamarine family are a classic blend of blue green which bring a gentle coolness and tranquillity to a room.
Here, the use of Livid on the door frame adds balance and grounds the scheme.
3. Add colour and texture to a neutral kitchen scheme by combining paint and wallpaper.
Little Greene wallpapers are spongeable, to maintain a clean kitchen without damaging the print.
For more inspiration, browse our image gallery. If you’re struggling with selecting shades or concerned about colour combinations, Little Greene Colour Consultancy will help you decorate your home with confidence. Our professionally trained consultants will guide you through choosing the best colours, finishes and wallpapers to bring beauty and personality to your home décor.