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How To Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets with Olympic

Want to know how to paint kitchen cabinets? Well, we're glad to help. One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a fresh, modern update is to paint your kitchen cabinets. It is remarkable how easy and inexpensive painting kitchen cabinets can be. The process also allows for custom creations and works for practically every design style. Kitchen cabinets take up about 40 percent of your kitchen’s visual space. That is why choosing the right kitchen cabinet colors is so important and is half the battle when learning how to paint kitchen cabinets.

How to paint kitchen cabinets

Choosing lighter colors for cabinets like white, yellow, gray or cream can brighten your kitchen. Lighter colors help it to feel clean, fresh and larger. Darker wood cabinets or paint colors can absorb a room’s natural light. Find a color that inspires you, perhaps a color you have in a rug or some cherished item you have in the house. Use this as your inspiration. Spend time in the hardware store or online looking at options. Bring your favorite strips home and see how they look in your kitchen - or use an online tool to visualize a paint color in your kitchen. Paint always dries darker, so when in doubt go with a lighter shade. 

Kitchen Cabinet Colors - Antique Silver
This pretty paint is a classic medium-light shade of gray. It could be used as an accent color or as the primary paint choice. This gray would be ideal for kitchens with lighter countertops. It could also work with a black or darker gray counter. Gray is a clean and calming color option. It lends itself well to many décor styles and will fit with your home’s current décor. Gray also works for any sized kitchen. It is a practical color as it doesn’t show dirt and dust. Antique Silver will give your kitchen the sleek and refined update it needs.

Kitchen Cabinets Painted In Grey Color

Kitchen Cabinet Colors - Delicate White
White is a classic color for painting cabinets. It makes a kitchen feel fresh and bright. If you are looking for a paint to make your kitchen feel bigger and airier, try Delicate White. White cabinets work well with virtually any countertop option. White cabinets are popular with modern, beachy or farmhouse themed rooms. However, they work well in all spaces with all styles. White does require more maintenance than other colors. It may need frequent wipe-downs as it shows dirt and smudges. White is a clean and uplifting color. If your current kitchen is dated and dark, choose our Delicate White paint color.

Kitchen Cabinets Painted In Delicate White Color

Kitchen Cabinet Colors - Joyful
Yellow is one of the great kitchen cabinet colors. It is always sunny and cheerful. Joyful is a buttery yellow, reminiscent of a spring day. If your kitchen lacks light, yellow can brighten it up. Many vintage and cottage inspired kitchens are painted in yellow hues. Lighter yellow tends to be more traditional and timeless, while brighter yellows are more modern and trendy. Yellow cabinets can work with dark or light countertops. Yellow also works well in two tones. Try painting cabinets in lighter and darker shades of yellow for texture. If you are looking for something new and different and need to brighten and update your kitchen, try Joyful.

Kitchen Cabinets In Bright Buttery Yellow

Kitchen Cabinet Colors - Almond Cream
Off-white and beige are always classic neutrals for kitchens. They pair well with most countertops, especially marble or granite. Beige toned paints are also ideal if you plan on changing out your décor frequently as it matches most styles. This is a safer option that the other colors mentioned because this classic neutral never really goes out of style. Beige is also more user-friendly and practical than white as it hides dirt and smudges. Almond Cream is warm and inviting paint color that would be an excellent choice for your kitchen.

Kitchen Cabinets Painted In A Warm Beige

Painting your kitchen cabinets is an easy and cost-effective way to update your kitchen. When deciding on colors for kitchen cabinets, focus on your needs and personal style. Looking for new colors for cabinets is a great way to get inspired and have fun. Learning how to paint kitchen cabinets doesn't have to be difficult - let us help.

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