If you’re ready to cook up a little fresh style in your kitchen (and who isn’t?), the color of your cabinets is the secret ingredient you need.
Cabinet painting itself is skyrocketing in popularity, especially as advanced products and application techniques are creating finishes that are as beautiful as they are durable. Add that to the fact that painting kitchen cabinets is a lot less messy and expensive than a full remodel, and, well, you’ve got a no-brainer on your hands.
For more info about cabinet painting and why it’s a seriously great option, be sure to check out this blog we shared a couple of months ago.
We can probably guess your next question, and it’s a good one: “Which cabinet colors are popular right now, and which should I choose?”
From classics that are never a bad choice to more bold and daring alternatives, there is a whole spectrum of options to pick from. To help you brainstorm and narrow down your choices, here’s a look at what’s trendy these days. And, we should know. We do this for a living.
Ah, white. It’s the go-to option for many homeowners, mostly because it’s clean, it’s bright, and it’s timeless. Plus, almost any other combination of colors, patterns, and materials can be introduced to your kitchen without the risk of clashing. The downside? Well, some folks find it boring since it’s white. Not a lot happening there.
Gray cabinets are popular all on their own, but did you know that you can add gray undertones to another color, creating a unique, yet understated, look? For example, if you love blue, adding a gray undertone will take it from just blue to a more blended bluish gray. This is a cool way to create a custom look while still not committing to a bright, vibrant kitchen. Neutral has its benefits, as we mentioned above.
Okay, let’s say that you love the idea of neutral cabinets, but you still want/need/crave a focal point of color that adds more flavor to your kitchen. If you have an island, we recommend considering turning it into an accent. The space is smaller, so a more daring color choice isn’t as much of a commitment, and will never be too loud for the space.
If you like the idea above but maybe don’t have an island, consider painting your lower cabinets a different color than the upper. Typically, a lighter color up top and a deeper, darker color down low works beautifully.
There’s something about the natural charm of blue and green that has made it a very popular cabinet color choice. And, they both work well for a variety of styles, whether your kitchen is ultra-modern or country chic.
This is a tough look to pull off unless you have a lot of natural light, and it’s also important to remember that dark colors tend to make spaces feel smaller. If you have a spacious, well-lit kitchen, though, go for it! Deep, lustrous, dark colors can be absolutely gorgeous.
Beware of chipper DIY cabinet painting articles and videos. They may make the process look simple and easy, but the cold truth is that unless you have the right products, experience, equipment, and time, cabinet painting is best left to professionals. There really is no margin for error, and we’re guessing you probably aren’t into the idea of experimenting and dealing with trial and error.
If you live in the Bend, OR area, give us a call at Webfoot! We’re seriously great cabinet painters, and would love the opportunity to serve you.