Picking Colors for Kitchen Cabinets
Is the color of your kitchen cabinets a dead giveaway that they've been around since the 70s? If so, then you may want to give your kitchen an updated look by choosing a new color scheme to brighten up your cabinets. Because there's more variety than ever in colors and finishes for kitchen cabinet refacing and refinishing, there's definitely a look out there to suit your taste and style.
Look at the Trends
Whether you reface or resurface kitchen cabinets, you can be super trendy by going lighter for a more elegant, modern look. Some upscale kitchen cabinet makeovers use a wood called anegre, which is a light honey color. Modern kitchens often have clean, straight lines, stainless steel appliances, and cabinets that have bold colors such as reds, blues, yellows, or black.
For kitchen cabinet refacing or resurfacing, you can completely change the color without the expense of installing new cabinets. You can reface cabinets with a natural wood finish in a variety of styles and colors. Stark white kitchen cabinets - once so popular -- are giving way to sage green, chiffon yellow and French creme. Are you going for a more traditional look? Then refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets with details such as crown moldings, dark stains, honey tones or semi-opaque paints can help you achieve that.
To create a cozy, country kitchen, you may want to refinish or paint kitchen cabinets in earth tones to achieve a rustic, weathered look. Paint kitchen cabinets with stencils to enhance the country look. For a Southwestern feel, use wood and tile with colors that bring to mind the desert, such as warm oranges, tans, browns and greens.
In addition to reflecting your personal style, the color you choose for your kitchen cabinet refacing or resurfacing project can make your room look larger or smaller, lighter or brighter, relaxing or exciting.
National Kitchen & Bath Association
About the Author
Francine L. Huff is a freelance journalist, the author of The 25-Day Financial Makeover: A Practical Guide for Women, and has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows.
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