Simple Ideas to Update Your Kitchen Cabinets and Achieve a Stunning Transformation
Do you ever look at your kitchen and wonder what it lacks to achieve that lasting “wow” factor you’ve always wanted? The answer could be as simple as your kitchen cabinets. But replacing your existing kitchen cabinets can be costly and time consuming. The solution? Refinishing your existing kitchen cabinets can achieve a stunning transformation at a fraction of the cost.
At Painterati, we have experienced staff with decades of cabinet finishing experience, and hold ourselves to in-shop quality control standards that deliver the highest quality finish at a reasonable cost. We have a wide selection of refinishing options and can custom create a solution to make your kitchen refresh dreams a reality. Read on to see what’s trending in kitchen cabinets and how to pair countertops and floors with your cabinet refresh.
How Cabinets Can Make Your Kitchen Look Bigger and Add Value
If you are wondering how to make a small kitchen look bigger, one non-invasive solution is to replace some cabinet doors with glass doors. By swapping out the solid doors, the eye is pulled beyond the cabinet frames and into the depths of the cabinets, so the walls feel farther away.
Glass or high-gloss cabinet doors can also make your kitchen look more high end. You can also make your kitchen look more expensive by painting cabinets a lighter color and replacing cabinet pulls and knobs with new hardware, such as matte nickel, for example.
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Cabinet Styles that Stand the Test of Time
If you’re looking for kitchen cabinets that won’t go out of style, you can’t go wrong with simple white Shaker cabinets—the most popular cabinet option right now. Shaker-style cabinets have doors with recessed panels and minimal adornments. The simple construction, also referred to as rail and style or frame and panel, provides a clean, classic look and gives the impression of more space.
Painterati offers seven classic cabinet door options, including the Shaker cabinet style, to help you customize your look. No need to tear out your good cabinets when you can replace the doors and drawers with one of these styles and create the kitchen of your dreams.
Color Customization for Kitchen Cabinets
If you’re wondering whether or not white or two-tone painted cabinets are still in style, don’t worry — they’re showing no signs of going out of fashion. White is still the most popular kitchen cabinet color and can help create a sleek, modern look that works well in a small kitchen by creating a visually lighter, more open space.
But don’t shy away from color! Grey, yellow, and soft greens are popular, while black, navy, and emerald green have a high-end allure for many homeowners. You can also play with color by choosing two-tone cabinets, (one color for the uppers and another color for the lowers). Think white upper cabinets paired with blue, black, or brown painted shades beneath the countertop.
But should your cabinets match your kitchen island? Matching an island with the surrounding cabinetry can create symmetry and a harmonious look. Don’t feel confined to a single color scheme, as pairing light cabinets with a dark island or vice versa is a classic choice in the interior design scene. You can also use your island to add a pop of color without committing to two-tone cabinetry in the rest of your kitchen. There are no set rules for which color combinations or design elements work best—it’s all up to you!
Selecting Flooring and Countertops
If you’re wondering what color kitchen cabinets go with your hardwood floors, we’re here to help. If you have dark hardwood floors, we recommend lighter, airier colors for the cabinetry. With light hardwood floors, go the other way around, as the most popular option is to contrast—not match—your colors.
The same holds true when matching countertops and cabinets. At Painterati, we suggest contrasting colors. For instance, if you have light granite countertops, go with a dark colored cabinet. If you have dark granite countertops, choose a light cabinet color.
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