What Type of Paint Should You Use in Your Kitchen?

Choosing the right paint for your kitchen can make a world of difference in both style and functionality. With so many options, it can be overwhelming to determine which one best suits your space. In this blog post, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen discusses various types of paint finishes and factors to consider.

Types of Paint Finishes

When selecting paint for your kitchen, you should consider the types of finishes. Each has its own set of characteristics that can impact the final look and feel of your space. 


  • A flat or matte finish has no sheen and can hide imperfections on wall surfaces. However, it might not be the best choice for a kitchen since it could be challenging to clean.
  • An eggshell finish has a slight sheen and offers better washability. It’s a popular choice for a subtle and sophisticated look.
  • A satin finish has a more pronounced sheen. It is also durable and easier to clean than eggshell, making it great for high-traffic areas like your kitchen.
  • A semi-gloss finish offers excellent durability and is easy to clean. As such, it’s ideal for areas exposed to moisture, such as around the sink or backsplash.
  • A gloss finish is the shiniest of all paint finishes. It is also highly reflective and easy to clean. However, it can highlight imperfections and may not be the go-to choice for most kitchen walls. 

Paint Durability and Maintenance

Since kitchens are prone to spills, splatters, and messes, kitchen contractors recommend choosing a type of paint that can withstand daily wear and tear without losing its luster. Consider options that can easily be wiped down with a damp cloth or sponge without damaging the surface or color. It’s also a good idea to invest in high-quality paint to ensure your kitchen walls will look fresh and vibrant for years.

Color Considerations

The color of your kitchen can significantly impact the overall feel and atmosphere of the space. When selecting a paint color to complement your kitchen’s aesthetic, keep in mind the color of your cabinets, countertops, and fixtures. 


Whether you prefer a neutral palette or a bold statement, choose a paint color that ties the space together. Colors can evoke certain emotions and affect your kitchen’s mood and energy. For example, cool tones can create a soothing atmosphere, while warm hues can make the room feel more inviting.

Environmental Factors

Eco-friendly and health-conscious consumers may want to consider the following factors when selecting kitchen paint:


  • Low-VOC and zero-VOC paints. These options release fewer chemicals into the air, promoting better indoor air quality.
  • Antimicrobial properties. Some paints are formulated to resist mold, mildew, and bacteria. These are especially good for kitchens where moisture is a concern.
  • Eco-friendly paint options. Look for paints made from sustainable materials or products with third-party certifications for environmental responsibility.

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