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6 Tips for Repainting Your Bathroom and Kitchen in Your Furnished Paris Apartment


Repainting can greatly improve the look of a room, and the same applies to the bathroom and the kitchen. Refreshing the walls and ceiling gives a fresh look and can make a room seem larger, especially in smaller spaces. Choosing paint type and color for a bathroom or kitchen can be daunting, primarily due to water in both rooms and cooking grease in the kitchen, but artificial lighting is also known to distort paint color. A good rule for kitchens is that the paint color should complement the cabinetry and other appliances.

With that in mind, here are our 6 tips for repainting the bathroom or kitchen of your rental apartment in Paris:

1. Choose the Right Colors - Fifty Shades of White

No matter the nuance, you can never go wrong with white matte emulsion paint for your bathroom or kitchen. Today, there are matte paints that can be easily washed (mat velouté) or wiped clean. To balance the paint in your bathroom or kitchen, and to avoid a clinical feeling, it’s recommended to add tiles above the tub and on countertops. If you think that a white wall is too stark, try a coloring agent. It will offset the color and give it a more subdued look.

2. Opt for a Consistent Wall Color in Your Rental

Opt for a single color palette for all the walls of your rental space. This approach offers several practical advantages, such as a faster painting delivery time, as you won't have to waste time searching for precise color matches. Of course, it is less expensive because it saves trouble for workers switching from one paint to another.

3. Ask for Samples

Before heading to the paint store, ensure you know your requirements and confirm compatibility with the existing paint on all your walls. If you find yourself undecided among paint options, consider bringing home some paint swatches to test if the colors you are interested in go with the flooring, cabinetry, and other room areas. 

4. Repainting Cabinets

In addition to the walls, repainting kitchen cabinets can be an effective way to update your kitchen. It is a project that can make cabinets of any age and condition seem new. The cabinet surface, however, will determine how the job is done. Flat wood and wood laminate are easier to repaint. Plastic laminate, on the other hand, may require special paints and techniques, so consult a professional before trying to do it yourself. 

5. Consider Adding Anti Mould Paint Additive 

Consider mold inhibitors, which can be added to almost any paint and will limit mold from growing on the painted surface. Mold is often an issue as the spores travel easily through the air. Oil, matte, and paint containing titanium dioxide are more prone to mold while latex, glossy, and paint containing zinc oxide are more mold resistant.

6.Beware of Water and Grease

For a final coat in your kitchen or bathroom, use a saint blocking primer to protect painted walls from splashing water and grease, and make them easy to clean.

How much does it cost to paint a room in France?

The Price of painting work per m² in France is between €20 and €65/m², excluding VAT and including supplies. Keep in mind that the actual cost will vary according to the type and condition of the surface to be painted, the paint chosen as well as the specific services required.

How much does it cost to paint walls? 

On average, it costs between €20 to €48 per m² to paint walls.

How much does it cost to paint a ceiling? 

The average price is between €25 to €55 per m² for painting a ceiling.

After remodeling your kitchen or bathroom for your long-term furnished apartment for rent in Paris, call Paris Rental! We’ll be happy to help you rent your apartment.