Use this guide to help you choose a paint color for your kitchen cabinets:
Avoid cutesy paint colors. Hot pink or lime green could be considered a cutesy paint color. These paint colors are certainly fun, and they do have a rightful place, such as a kid’s room, a playroom, or a party room. Your kitchen is none of these. You want your kitchen to be inviting, but your kitchen is a work place, not a party place, so avoid the cutesy paint colors.
Make your cabinets stand out. Your cabinets are an asset, so paint your kitchen cabinets in a color that will make them stand out in the kitchen. You want your kitchen cabinet color to contrast your kitchen walls to get the most beauty from your cabinets, but you don’t want to take away from your walls, either.
For instance, if your kitchen walls are painted in white, why not aim for a nostalgic look and paint your kitchen cabinets a bright red. You could then affix chrome-like knobs/handles to your cabinets, and this will take you back to the 60s era. If your kitchen walls are a deeper color, aim for a lighter/brighter color for your kitchen cabinets.
Choose versatile colors. Kitchen themes change frequently. Chickens might be in vogue for awhile, and the trend might then shift to frogs. If you’re the type of person who likes to follow the trend, then make sure that you choose colors that are versatile enough to allow the change. If not, a new theme might force you to re-paint your cabinets.
Consider your knobs/handles on your kitchen cabinets. Could you easily change these out to make your kitchen counters match the new trend? For example, do you have wood-stained kitchen cabinets and don’t want to paint them? If you do, chances are you also have the gold-toned knobs/handles, making your cabinets look dated.
If this is the case, don’t settle for the dated look. You might not want to paint your kitchen cabinets, but you can find some new knobs/handles to update your kitchen cabinet look. You can change out the dated knobs/handles, but save these because they might become trendy again. If you can’t find the color you want, paint your own knobs/handles.
You can buy the unpainted knobs/handles at any home improvement store. You can also buy appliance paint to paint over your old knobs/handles if you want to go that route. Either way, you do have a choice, so don’t settle for dated kitchen cabinets. Get creative and make your kitchen cabinets one of the beautiful centerpieces of your home.