How to Choose Kitchen Wallpaper

Choosing the right wallpaper for your kitchen is more difficult than it seems. There are a lot of factors to consider that aren’t so important in other rooms of the house. Think about grease, temperature differences, lighting…

There are other factors to consider when you’re choosing kitchen wallpaper. You need to choose between various styles, materials, price classes, etc. Let’s take a look at all the factors we need to take into account.

Kitchen wallpaper colors

Most people use subtle, neutral colors in their kitchen. White, light yellow, brown… are very popular.

Neutral colors are always a safe choice. You can never go wrong with them. But if you’re using neutral colors you need to add some contrast by painting your kitchen cabinets in a more vivid color or by using certain decorative pieces. (Tip: neutral colors will appeal to more people when you’re planning on selling your house).

Try to avoid too many dark colors, such as dark blue, dark red, black, etc. They will make the space appear smaller.

Speaking of small rooms, did you know that there are also several techniques to make your kitchen appear wider, longer or taller? For example: if you use a dark kitchen wallpaper on the end walls of a narrow kitchen, it will create an illusion of width. You can find more color tips below.

Wallpaper textures

There’s so much you can do with the right texture.

If you have small children you might want to choose a texture that hides fingerprints. Kids will frequently touch the walls and make them dirty. By choosing the right texture you don’t have to clean the walls every week.

Use big patterns on large walls. Large area’s that aren’t interrupted by doors or windows will look good with big patterns on them. On the other hand, don’t use them in cramped spaces.


There are two types of wallpaper that are perfect for a kitchen:

Washable wallpapers have a thin plastic transparent coating. Thanks to this coating they can easily be cleaned, making them a very good choice for a kitchen.

Vinyl wallpapers are probably the toughest wallpapers you can buy. They can easily withstand frequent cleaning. That’s why vinyl wallpapers are often used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Tip: Whenever you’re cleaning your kitchen wallpaper, make sure you use the recommended cleaning solution. Products that are too corrosive can potentially damage the plastic coating.

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I hope these tips will help you to choose the perfect kitchen wallpaper. If you have more tips, please post a comment and share them with us!

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