Top Paint Choices for Stunning Michigan Kitchen Walls

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At New Finish, we understand that the kitchen is more than just a place for cooking; it’s a central hub for family gatherings and entertainment, which is why we offer specialized paint options tailored to enhance this space. Our wall refinishing services include using high-quality, durable paints designed to withstand the rigors of daily kitchen activities. For those looking to refresh their kitchen walls, we recommend our low-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paints which not only support a healthier environment but also provide excellent coverage and a long-lasting finish.



We pride ourselves on our unique application techniques that ensure a smooth, flawless finish that resists moisture and grease, critical in a kitchen environment. Additionally, our team at New Finish employs a method called ‘layered texturing’ which not only adds depth to the paint but also helps in hiding imperfections, providing your kitchen walls with a pristine, visually appealing look. These innovative techniques and our commitment to quality make us a leader in the refinishing industry. Opt for New Finish for your next kitchen makeover and experience a blend of durability, style, and environmental consciousness that makes your kitchen stand out.

Washable Finishes for Kitchen Walls

At New Finish, we recognize the importance of practicality in kitchen design, which is why we recommend washable finishes for kitchen walls. These paints are specially formulated to resist stains and allow for easy cleaning, making them ideal for high-traffic areas prone to splashes and spills. Our selection includes advanced latex paints that feature a scrubbable finish, capable of withstanding frequent cleaning without losing their color or finish. This durability ensures that the walls not only maintain their aesthetic appeal over time but also support a hygienic kitchen environment.

Accent Walls in Kitchens

Creating an accent wall is a powerful design strategy to add vibrancy and depth to kitchen spaces, and at New Finish, we excel in this art. Accent walls in kitchens can serve as a focal point and are an excellent way to introduce a bold color or texture without overwhelming the space. Whether it’s a splash of color on one wall or a textured finish that mimics natural materials like stone or wood, we ensure that these features complement the overall design of the kitchen. Our expertise in refinishing allows us to recommend and apply materials that are not only visually striking but also appropriate for the kitchen’s environmental demands.

Latest Color Trends for Kitchen Walls

The color of kitchen walls significantly influences the ambiance of your space, making the choice of hues as crucial as the type of paint used. At New Finish, we stay ahead of trends to ensure our clients can choose from the most contemporary and stylish options. Here’s a look at some of the latest color trends for kitchen walls that are gaining popularity:


Neutral Tones: Ever-Popular and Elegant

Neutral tones continue to dominate kitchen designs due to their timeless appeal and versatility. Shades like soft beige, greige (a blend of gray and beige), and warm taupe are popular as they create a calm and welcoming environment. These colors also serve as a perfect backdrop for both classic and modern kitchen designs, allowing for flexibility in changing decor styles without repainting.


Bold and Vibrant Hues: Making a Statement

As homeowners become more adventurous with their interior choices, bold and vibrant colors are making their mark in the kitchen. Deep blues, rich greens, and even daring reds are being used to add a splash of personality and vibrancy to the space. These colors work well on accent walls or as part of a color-blocking scheme, especially in larger kitchens where they won’t overwhelm the space.


Soft Pastels: Soothing and Chic

Soft pastels are gaining traction in kitchen designs, offering a subtle touch of color that brings warmth and light. Pale pinks, light lavenders, and baby blues are being paired with neutral tones for a balanced look. These colors are particularly appealing in kitchens with abundant natural light, where the soft hues can change subtly throughout the day.


Earthy Tones: Connecting with Nature

Earthy tones like olive green, terracotta, and muted mustard are increasingly popular, reflecting a growing trend towards natural and organic home aesthetics. These colors evoke a sense of calm and connection to the outdoors, making them ideal for kitchens that open onto gardens or have a rustic theme.


Monochromatic Schemes: Sleek and Modern

The monochromatic color scheme is also on the rise, where different shades of the same color are used to create a harmonious look. This approach is favored in minimalist or contemporary kitchen designs, where the simplicity of one color can help create a visually spacious and cohesive area.

Durability and Aesthetics in Paint Choices

When it comes to refinishing kitchen walls, the balance between durability and aesthetics is paramount. At New Finish, we emphasize selecting paint options that not only enhance the visual appeal of your kitchen but also stand up to the challenges of the kitchen environment. Here’s how we approach these dual priorities:


Durable Paint Options


  1. Acrylic Latex Paints: These are among the most durable options for kitchen walls. Acrylic latex paints are resistant to the effects of moisture and steam, which are inevitable in kitchen settings. They also hold up well against stains and can be cleaned easily, which means walls look fresher longer. Their quick-drying nature and minimal odor make them a practical choice for busy households.


  1. Oil-Based Paints: Known for their robustness, oil-based paints are excellent at resisting wear and tear, scratches, and scuffs. They work well in high-traffic areas and provide a high level of sheen that many homeowners desire for a sleek kitchen finish. However, they require more careful handling during application, including proper ventilation due to stronger fumes.


  1. Enamel Paint: Enamel paint is particularly valued for its hard, glossy finish that can withstand frequent cleaning without losing its luster. It is exceptionally durable and moisture-resistant, making it ideal for areas around the sink and stove.


Aesthetic Considerations


  1. Finish Options: The finish of the paint can dramatically affect the aesthetics of your kitchen. High-gloss finishes are not only durable and easy to clean but also help to reflect light, making a kitchen feel brighter and larger. Satin and eggshell finishes offer a softer glow and can hide minor wall imperfections more effectively than high-gloss finishes.


  1. Color Choices: Color can transform the mood and style of a kitchen. Neutral tones offer flexibility and longevity in design, while bold colors can create focal points and accentuate specific areas. The choice of color should complement the overall design theme and the colors of kitchen cabinets and countertops.


  1. Special Effects: Techniques such as faux finishing and textured painting can add depth and character to kitchen walls. These techniques can mimic materials like marble, wood, or stone, offering a unique aesthetic without the cost and maintenance of the actual materials.


At New Finish, we guide our clients through these choices, ensuring the selected paints not only meet the aesthetic vision for their kitchen but also promise longevity and ease of maintenance. Our expertise in the latest paint technologies and trends ensures that every kitchen refinishing project we undertake is a blend of beauty and resilience.

Variety in Materials and Styles

The tile market today offers an astonishing variety of materials, colors, shapes, and sizes. Ceramic and porcelain tiles are renowned for their durability and wide range of finishes. Glass tiles introduce a glossy, modern look and can make spaces appear larger by reflecting light. Natural stone tiles, including marble, granite, and slate, bring an element of the outdoors inside, each piece unique in its veining and texture. For those seeking a more eco-friendly option, recycled glass and reclaimed tiles are gaining popularity, providing a sustainable yet stylish choice.

Creative Installation Patterns

The way tiles are laid can significantly impact the overall look and feel of the kitchen. Beyond the traditional brick or straight lay pattern, designers and homeowners are getting creative with herringbone, chevron, mosaic, and geometric patterns. These installation techniques can add visual interest and personality to the kitchen, turning the backsplash or wall into a statement piece.

Grout as a Design Element

Often overlooked, the choice of grout color and width can dramatically change the appearance of tiled areas. Using a contrasting grout color can highlight the shape of the tiles and add a graphic element to the design. Conversely, a grout color that closely matches the tiles can create a more subtle, unified look. The width of the grout lines can also affect the tiles’ visual impact, with wider lines producing a more pronounced grid pattern.

The Practical Benefits of Tile

Tiles are not only chosen for their aesthetic appeal but also for their practical advantages. They are easy to clean, resistant to heat and moisture, and, when properly installed, can last for decades. Tiles offer a hygienic surface for kitchen backsplashes and walls, resistant to stains, scratches, and bacteria. For areas exposed to high humidity and frequent cleaning, tiles provide an ideal solution that combines longevity with low maintenance.

Incorporating Tiles into Kitchen Decor

Tiles offer a unique opportunity to infuse color, texture, and pattern into kitchen decor. Whether used as a backsplash behind a stove or as full wall coverings, tiles can define the kitchen’s style and atmosphere. With the vast selection of materials and the ability to customize patterns and layouts, tiles allow homeowners to create a kitchen that is not only functional but also a true reflection of their personal style.

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I had 40 year old countertops that had seen better days.

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I first saw New Finish ads on Facebook and gave them a call. They were professional and friendly right off the bat.

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