Like a dose of caffeine,
cheery colors in a kitchen
area get you going in the morning, says McGuire.
And by painting architectural details, such as this kitchen's built-in bench, you can
play with contrasts between dark and light hues.
Let the sun shine in
Yellow gives an eating area a fresh, clean look.
Next to its more golden counterpart, the creamy paint on the seating accentuates the details of the built-in bench.