Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Explore painted kitchen cabinet ideas and choose the color and style that best suits your kitchen.
A kitchen awash in fluorescent hues may be a bit much in the morning, but it's likely you don't want your kitchen to be a yawn-inducing affair, either. These painted kitchen cabinet ideas can help you create a style that's equal parts soothing and stylish.
Add Comfort With Warm Beige
Gray is a refined, classic shade, but it also evokes a more modern feel than its black counterpart. Designer David Stimmel chose a hand-applied painted sheen for these birch cabinets, which allows a hint of the natural wood grain to peek through the soft gray tone.
Keep an eye on the kids while cooking dinner by integrating their playroom into the kitchen. Designer David Bromstad paints the lower cabinets with chalkboard paint for playtime, while the upper cabinets get a bold red treatment.
First up, think about black. There's no color better at creating contrast, especially if your walls, floors or countertops are in lighter shades. Black painted kitchen cabinets can also work for just about any style of kitchen, from midcentury modern to the most tried-and-true traditional.
If black's not in the cards, consider warm browns and beiges for your painted kitchen cabinets. These versatile colors can work with just about any countertops or floors, from dark or light wood to gray and black tile and granite.
Speaking of gray, various shades of gray can add stateliness and sophistication to any style of painted kitchen cabinets.
If a monochromatic look doesn't suit your creative style, think about mixing and matching colors for lower and upper painted kitchen cabinets—blues and yellows work particularly well together.
Finally, add a touch for the artists in the family—use chalkboard paint on one of your lower painted kitchen cabinets, and let the kids draw and color to their hearts' content. And don't be afraid to add the same touch to an upper cabinet so Mom and Dad can keep lists or calendars and post notes. And draw and color, of course.
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