Painting your kitchen is a quick remodel that provides instant results. If you have a smaller kitchen, painting your cabinets can bring out the unique design of your cooking space while making the whole area appear larger. Choosing the right hues (and intermingling them property) for your cabinets is the key in giving your kitchen the open, bright and engaging appeal you desire.
Use this small guide to help you pick out the right colors and ways to use them for your cabinets. You’ll be amazed at how the right hues can make your cramped space appear so much larger.

Bright Citrus Hues to Add Depth and Cheeriness

Sunny yellow, soft sherbet orange, pink grapefruit and even pastel lime green are all excellent hues for your cabinetry. Citrus and sunny colors make a living space appear larger by reflecting light and encouraging a welcoming vibe.

To give your cabinets the illusion of depth, consider painting the insides of them a stark white for contrast. Using the two-tone approach to cabinetry can also make boxy or plain cabinets look more modern.

Bold Color Contrasts for Dimension and Surprise

If your kitchen is already painted a neutral tone like white or tan, you’re in luck. A great trick to give your kitchen dimension and a contemporary flair is to mix bold tones with the neutral base you currently have.

Colors to consider for your cabinets include:

  • Navy
  • Eggplant
  • Hunter green
  • Turquoise
  • Burnt Orange
  • Maroon

When painting your cabinets in bold hues, it’s wise to accessorize the rest of your kitchen space with lighter decor. For example, displaying cream or mint green place mats will offset very bold purples and blues in your cabinetry nicely for even flow and beautiful dimension.

Innocent Pastels to Add Playfulness and Creativity

A dull, dark kitchen is no place to cook. Make your kitchen fun and creative by letting your inner child choose your cabinetry paint. Consider rich pastels in coral, salmon, baby blue or even violet to subtly add light and ambiance to your cooking space.

What’s fun about pastels is that they are so light that you can actually use more than one hue for your cabinets. You can alternate between a mint green and light sea blue, for example, on each cabinet for a whimsical appeal that is pleasing to the eye.

Aged White for Classic Appeal

White doesn’t sound super inspiring for cabinetry, but it’s actually one of the best colors to paint a small kitchen. Why? Because white is reflective and not distracting to the eye, allowing the whole room to be taken in at once. White is especially beneficial for cabinetry if your cabinets are very tall or have ornate features that you wish to be seen.

A crackle or aged finish in your white paint not only gives your kitchen a unique appeal, it adds texture and a classic vibe to your space. Your painter will help you choose the best finish for aged white paint to allow for the best light reflection.

You can paint your cabinets any color you wish to give your kitchen a modern or surprisingly new appeal. Your painter can help you choose which cabinets to paint and can even help you pair new handles and knobs with your painted results for an extra touch.

Painting your cabinets yourself is a messy and time-consuming job. To ensure you choose the right style and finish of paint for your kitchen project, allow a professional painter to do the work for you. At Paul Schubert Painting Inc. you choose an expert painter you can trust. Allow us to transform your kitchen today.

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