But having white and light colored cabinets is not easy to maintain in an active kitchen. Make sure the backs are the same shade as the doors otherwise.
Many homeowners believe that the only solution to a small space is white cabinets but this kitchen proves otherwise.
Painting dark kitchen cabinets white. It does seem like there has been a slight shift toward other colors such as gray and navy but white still remains to be the most popular choice. In all fairness this is a heavily used kitchen and my kids touch every possible thing in site so i am assuming that some of the issues i have encountered are largely due to those reasons. To add warmth and visual weight to the spacious kitchen s all white surround designer james farmer topped the crisp white painted cabinets with richly toned heartpine countertops lined the shiplap walls with natural wood shelves and surrounded the carrara marble topped island with dark stained barstools.
Paint the first coat on the cabinet frames. In this georgia farmhouse you can t help but be drawn into the open and inviting kitchen. Here is a kitchen we painted white in westlake.
This is a large kitchen but painting the cabinets white made for a much more modern look. Above is a galley style kitchen that we painted white in ohio city. White kitchen cabinets have been trending for several years now and don t seem to be going anywhere any time soon.
Just because you re painting your kitchen cabinets white doesn t mean minor discrepancies in tone won t be visible. Benjamin moore advance is strongly recommended by our pros work in long vertical strokes. Forget about the backing.
It is true that the kitchen already has white cabinets you cannot hope that the cabinets alone can beat the dark look resulted from the use of the dark blue wall paint. Often simplicity is key in a dark kitchen. Below you can see a before picture showing how dark the cabinets were.
Use a paint brush and a roller to get your first coat of paint on the cabinet frames. The focus should be on the cabinets and not much else. Adequate lighting from artificial or and the natural source is still needed here.
Below is a before picture. If you have been wanting to paint your dark kitchen cabinets white but still can t seem to commit you are not alone. The best white paint colours for kitchen cabinets and more.
Be sure to get the sides of the cabinet support bars too. Two to three coats depending on how dark your cabinets are and how opaque your primer is is standard. Pros and cons of painting kitchen cabinets white.
It can be darn tricky to pick the right white for your kitchen cabinets because it s not just about what you want it s about what your kitchen wants and kitchens can be pretty finicky. This homeowner made the simple unornamented black cabinets the main focus of their kitchen.