Let’s lay out a scenario real quick…
You want to update your kitchen, don’t really need a full remodel, and are intrigued by the idea of painting your kitchen cabinets. Everyone seems to be doing it, and you’re liking the versatility and efficiency of the process. Plus, all the cabinets on Instagram and Pinterest? Awesome.
So now you have one major question: what color should you choose?
Here are a few practical tips to keep in mind. And remember, if you have more questions or are still stumped, just contact us at Fitzpatrick Painting & Construction. This is what we do, and we’d love to help.
5 Tips for Picking Cabinet Colors
#1: Check out what’s trending
White and gray are both timeless, attractive options. And if you like white but don’t want a super bright look, try a warmer shade with just a hint of beige or greige. There’s a TON of variety to pick from.
But remember, you aren’t limited to white or gray cabinets. Depending on your specific space and lighting, you could choose any number of options. Bolder, deeper colors are in style too. So take a closer look at what’s hot right now, but remember to balance that with your specific space. Not every color is the right fit, and you need to find the palette that will work within your home’s style and architecture.
#2: Start with white, then add color
Let’s say you love the idea of warm, white cabinets, but also need more color variety in your life. Try painting JUST your island an accent color, or if you don’t have an island you could paint your lower cabinets. It anchors your space while also adding a nice level of visual interest.
A similar effect can be achieved by painting an accent wall in your kitchen. Contrast is key, especially if you want your cabinets to really stand out.
#3: Think through your cabinet painting goals
Back it up a bit. What are you trying to achieve? Are you going for warm and cozy, or bright and modern? Classic country, or urban chic? Focusing on the big-picture style you like can help narrow your color options and bring you closer to your overall goal.
#4: Get a professional color consultation
Many painting companies can connect you with a colorist. These are trained experts who can help you cut through the noise and dial in exactly what will work best for your home. After all, every space is different, and a knowledgeable outside opinion can really simplify the process and guarantee a great outcome.
#5: Go with what you love
Being honest? Trends come and go. We love them, as a painting company, but we also know that the best paint job is the paint job you’ll love and enjoy every day. So don’t be afraid to simply go with your gut, picking a palette that reflects your tastes. These are YOUR cabinets in the heart of YOUR home.
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