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What’s Cool In Cabinets? Paint!

 Issue 23.14

I’m a “cabinet guy”.  It’s my job to stay on top of the latest cabinet trends, gadgets, equipment and techniques for my industry. I spend a lot of time on websites, looking at pictures, reading publications for home and kitchen design. I also spend a great deal of time with interior designers, builders, and other industry professionals. This helps me to inform you on the possibilities for your home. I’m going to focus this article on the most popular trend I’ve seen in 20 years, painted cabinets.

Ugly kitchen cabinets are hard to ignore. You see them every time you walk in the kitchen and when you open them up day after day. Kitchen cabinet painting can save you some money in updating them and provide a quick cure to Ugliness.

Cabinets are a focal point in the kitchen. If you’re ready to update your kitchen cabinets with paint, you’ll need to select a new paint color. There are many directions you can go when it comes to kitchen cabinets and it’s not always easy to figure out which one is best. Consider the other items and colors that are already in your kitchen and select a color that will complement them. Take your backsplash, counter top, floor, and walls into account. White is a common go-to color for kitchen cabinets because it feels clean and fresh. It also works well with every other color and can brighten up a dark space. Gray and greige (grey toned beige) also look great on kitchen cabinets; the colors pair well with yellow and blue; two common kitchen colors.

If you prefer a pop of color for your kitchen cabinets, the sky is the limit. There are many shades of yellow that would really shine, from bright, almost neon hues to lighter, more buttery shades. Other pastel shades that would look good on kitchen cabinets include sky blue and mint green. If you have a big, airy kitchen and want a deeper, more sophisticated shade, try emerald green or navy blue—but only do this if you have light-colored walls; otherwise, your room will feel too dark and heavy.

Two-toned cabinets are also in style these days. If you like this look, select a light color such as a creamy white or light gray for the top cabinets and a darker color such as a cobalt blue or even cranberry red for the bottom ones.

Choosing a paint color can be the biggest challenge as a homeowner.  Remember interior designers, painters, the painting pro at the local hardware store are great resources to help you with your selection.  Of course some may need compensation for their input, but you do not want to paint twice.

Whatever current kitchen cabinetry you have – the refinishing experts at Nhance can help you achieve a more modern up-to-date look, that will both fit your style and keep you “in-style”. 

Call Nhance for a free in home estimate to paint your cabinets.  435-669-7080

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