Guest Blog with Rebecca Rogers: Colorful Cabinet Ideas To Update Your Kitchen
Colorful Cabinet Ideas To Update Your Kitchen
With the first spring of the new decade underway, many homeowners are looking to update and upgrade their kitchens. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to get started on your future kitchen overhaul is to repaint your cabinets and switch out hardware. But how do you pick out the right color for your kitchen cabinets? Which colors are going to be timeless classics, and which are just a passing fad?
If you’re not sure where to start with your color choices for your kitchen cabinets, here are a few popular color options that are more likely to stand the test of time.
No matter when you last updated your kitchen or what your preferred aesthetic is, chances are there’s at least one neutral tone paint option out there that will work with your kitchen. Neutral tones like grey, beige, or the modern combination of the two, “greige,” can compliment a variety of design styles. Whether you’re going for vintage, retro, or minimalist, a neutral paint color is a fairly safe choice. Look for color names like Coco Couture, Hearthstone, or Driftwood for a neutral palette to add to your kitchen.
Bright white cabinets can sometimes be intimidating for homeowners, but they can really make your kitchen look light and open. If you’re wanting a clean and modern aesthetic, white cabinets are a top choice. They’re also great for smaller spaces, since the light color can make your kitchen feel larger. Look for color names like Titanium Infusion or similar bright whites to complete this look.
For those who want something a bit outside the norm, using bright colors on your kitchen cabinets can be a great way to add some visual intrigue to your home and kitchen. While not for everyone, a bright accent color on your kitchen cabinets can dramatically shift the appearance of your kitchen without investing in a full renovation or overhaul. Bright accents can be just about any color you can think of, but some names to look for include Celadon Cove, Oxford Blue, and Tidal Haze.
Dramatic Dark Tones
Finally, a classic and dramatic look can include painting your cabinets in darker shades. While they don’t necessarily have to be black, black is a popular and timeless option. More modern variations on this look include dark greys and even deep jewel tones. Just make sure to avoid this option in smaller kitchens, as they can darken the space. That being said, this is a great option to give your kitchen an extra bit of extravagance and luxury. Look for color names like Black Deco or Earl Grey for a darker cabinet.
Trendy Or Timeless? How To Choose
Not all kitchen cabinet colors are created equal, especially when it comes to how long the look will last without feeling dated. Generally, neutral colors, whites, and blacks are better for a look that will last a long time. On the other hand, more colorful options can create a bold visual impact, but may need more updating to stay on trend. At the end of the day, the best kitchen cabinet color option will depend on your style and personal tastes.
- Amy George