In an ideal world, we would always have the funds necessary to replace our cabinets with the exact new model that we want. However, since we can’t always fully replace everything, we might just want to spice it up now and again. But what can you do to bring glory to your old cabinets? Well, this article will give you a few ideas.
Painting Styles to Go For
Before settling on a color, you first need to decide how many tones you want in your kitchen. Nowadays, there are two painting styles that are very popular: one-toned cabinets and two-toned cabinets.
- One-Tone Cabinets
One-tone cabinets were the main types you could find up until now. With this style, every cabinet or kitchen item looked the same. Since the tone does not differ, it gives homeowners more liberty to be creative with their wall colors, while taking away the impression of clutter. One-tone cabinets do not usually create as much contrast either, making them easier on the eyes.
- Two-Toned Cabinets
Two-toned cabinets represent the main trend nowadays, particularly among those that also have an island in their kitchen. “A two-toned kitchen is a really easy way to create instant interest. Whether your home is a chic cottage or a modern mansion, this trend can easily be implemented into any good design or style,” Lauren Makk, home expert at Yelp, says. Cabinets painted in this style may enhance the aesthetic allure of the kitchen and make the area look all the more impressive.
Color Ideas to Go For
Now that you have decided what style you want to paint your cabinets in, here are a couple of ideas that are trending this year:
- White and Deep Aqua
If you use too much white, the details of a room (in this case, the kitchen) can be faded out. However, if you throw some deep aqua in the mix, you will highlight the architecture of any place. For example, when painting the white cabinets, you may leave the sides white and paint the doors blue. This will create a nice contrast while providing a nice and calming effect.
- Sea and Sky Blue
One color approach that will never fail is to paint your cabinets in two different shades of the same color. For instance, for the lower cabinets or the island, you may go for a deep, sea blue, whereas for the upper cabinets, you can go for sky blue. If you have sand-colored floors as well, you’ll practically bring the beach to your kitchen.
- Deep Red and Midnight Black
Looking for a more goth design in your kitchen? Perhaps you have some antique-looking cabinets that you feel would look very nice in this room under the soft light. Well, in that case, you might want to try painting your cabinets black and giving the island a deep red color. The colors will look very dramatic together and will also be very elegant.
If you have some old-style shaker cabinets and you want to give back their vintage glow, then you may want to go for lampblack. This charcoal-tinged color was quite popular in the 18th and 19th-century wallpapers. And since fashion always has a comeback, it’s not surprising that we are seeing this color more often than ever.
Yes, there is a specific type of paint that can turn your cabinets into chalkboards – a separation from the classic shiny black cabinets. Plus, a bonus point of this is that not only can you leave the furniture black as is, but you can also give it a new design every day.
“Use chalk paint on furniture and walls if you are trying to achieve an antique type look. You can also paint on glass, cabinets, clay pots, fences, and other accessories around the house to get that rustic look,” Dan Lightner, the co-founder of the Design company Concrete Craft, says.
The Bottom Line
When it comes to painting your cabinets, all you usually need is a little bit of creativity. With that in mind, simply choose the color that you fancy the most and allow your imagination to go wild.