Best 5 Painted Cabinet Ideas
Redoing your entire kitchen can be a big undertaking, especially if this job includes removing and replacing your existing kitchen cabinets and breaking out your table saw. Many times, cabinets are still in great shape, they just need a little bit of a face lift and a quick refresh. The good news is, this can be done by painting your kitchen cabinets.
Painting your cabinets is one of the most cost effective ways to give your kitchen a completely unique look and a fresh style that can transform your entire space in an instant. Some savvy DIYers may want to paint their kitchen cabinets themselves, but it is also a relatively affordable painting job for most professional contractors. Here are some of our favorite painted kitchen cabinet ideas that may be just what your kitchen has been looking for.
1. Chic White
White cabinets have made a huge comeback lately, and giving your kitchen this chic look doesn’t have to be difficult or costly. Giving your cabinets an all-white makeover can instantly update your space, especially if you are dealing with outdated cabinets with a heavy wood grain.
For most modern-style kitchens a crisp, bold white will provide the perfect look. However, if you are looking for a farmhouse-style kitchen or a more warm and welcoming look, consider off-white for your cabinets. This can add the hint of warmth that the kitchen needs to really feel like home. Make sure to get new hardware to go with your all-white cabinets as well such as sleek gold for all white cabinets or vintage, oil-bronzed knobs for off-white styles.
2. Bold Black
If you want your kitchen to stand out from the rest and really make a statement, a can of black paint can go a long way. Black cabinets can give off a timeless look and pair well with all types of countertops and flooring options, whether you have whites and greys or tan color pallets already in your kitchen.
If you want a more modern look, consider a high-gloss back paint. This will look well on sleek, plain-front cabinets or simple shaker-style options. If you want something more classic, or if you have more ornate cabinets you are painting over, consider a matte black paint for your new cabinet design.
One thing to remember about black cabinets is that you want to pay close attention to what color the inside of your cabinets are for when you open and close them. Since black is such a bold option, you want to make sure the interiors coordinate, or consider painting those as well.
3. Vintage Milk Paint
If you haven’t already heard of milk paint, or seen it in use, now is the time to get on board. Milk paint is super easy to use and comes in virtually any color under the sun. It has a soft, milky look (hence the name) and consistency that looks wonderful on restored furniture and kitchen cabinets.
This paint gives off a vintage yet stylish look that is perfect for those who want to embrace rustic or farmhouse style kitchens. It is very durable, easy to paint with, will cover up imperfections in your existing cabinets and it is non-toxic, making it a great option for families.
If you want to make sure that your milk paint cabinets stay looking their best and that you don’t have to do touch-ups over time, make sure to finish with a top coat so that your new vintage-inspired cabinets stay looking soft and charming instead of worn.
4. Sophisticated Gray
If there is one color that is popping up in more kitchens than ever, it is gray. It looks sophisticated and high-end, yet the unsuspecting color adds just a hint of style to your cabinets. You can easily paint in a gray, slate, light grey or even greig color that compliments your existing color scheme and add some bold new hardware, such as gold or brass to really make your new cabinets shine.
5. Fun Chalkboard
If you want a kitchen that is fun for the whole family, give chalkboard paint a try. It is a great way to coat your cabinets to give them a unique look and the kids will love coloring and doodling on them. If you want to turn your kitchen into a playroom, this is the way to go.
You can paint both sets of cabinets in chalkboard paint, or just leave the lowers painted and opt for a bold hue on top for a miss-matched look that is sure to turn heads. Leaving the lower cabinets in chalkboard paint so little family members can easily decorate the cabinets right at their eye level.