For many homeowners, the most daunting part of starting a kitchen remodel is the upfront cost. Replacing countertops and cabinets can be expensive, and the larger your kitchen is, the higher your costs will be. This is why many are taking a serious look at painting their existing countertops and cabinets. With high-quality countertop and cabinet paint, homeowners can transform their kitchen for a fraction of the cost of installing new material.
In this article, we’ll review some of the benefits of using paint on your cabinets and countertops, as well as the latest design trends you should consider before starting your project.
Save money by painting, not replacing, your cabinets
In a vast majority of cases, most cabinets are visually outdated, not physically outdated. This means that while the aesthetic of the cabinet has long since gone out of style, the actual wood of the doors and cabinet boxes is in good shape. These are the ideal circumstances for painting the cabinets instead of refacing or replacing them altogether.
One of the obvious benefits of painting kitchen cabinets is the cost savings. Brand-new cabinets are expensive, and outfitting a kitchen with them—especially when installation costs are taken into account—can run in the tens of thousands of dollars. In contrast, a high-quality DIY painting kit such as the Giani Nuvo series costs less than $70 and includes everything you need to complete the project. Painting cabinets using this kit is also a major time-saver: the brush and roll-on application of the Nuvo series means that most homeowners can complete the project in about a day.
If you’re looking for a new look for your kitchen cabinets but want to limit your upfront costs, be sure to consider purchasing a cabinet paint kit.
What are the latest color trends?
Many homeowners are embracing the simplicity of minimalism by repainting their cabinets, countertops, and walls with neutral colors that are timeless, yet modern. Light and dark grey cabinets are especially popular. Paired with a white subway tile backsplash and white countertops, they provide adequate contrast that allows different features of the kitchen to shine. If this is the look you’re going for, we recommend looking at the Giani Nuvo Earl Grey cabinet paint kit.
Make your dream kitchen a reality with the right countertop paint
This is one of the latest trends in kitchen remodeling, and for good reason: painting your countertops is an inexpensive and easy way to get all the look of stone and butcher block countertops without the mess and hassle. Countertop paint can be applied to pre-existing Formica or laminate counters, which means you don’t need to pay a high price for new granite, quartz, or marble countertops.
Giani’s lineup of countertop paints includes options for granite, quartz, butcher block, and marble styles. Their complete kitchen kits cost under $100, which makes them a much more affordable option than stone that may cost that much per-square-foot.
What are the latest countertop trends?
The latest buzz is about using countertop paint to turn an isolated portion of your countertops—such as the counters on an island—into a butcher block while using a granite, quartz, or marble look for the rest of the kitchen. This acts as the countertop equivalent to a painted accent wall, drawing the eye toward a spectacular centerpiece that stands out from the rest.
As mentioned earlier, many homeowners are pairing dark grey or charcoal cabinets with white or off-white countertops. The Giani Marble and White Diamond countertop paint kits are perfect if you’re looking for that particular aesthetic.
Take the next step toward refreshing your home’s style
If you’re ready to update the look of your kitchen, get started by talking with a design expert in your area about your options. For homeowners looking to get a great-looking kitchen for less, painting your cabinets and countertops may be the right way to go.
Written by Samantha Jonhnson, senior editor and communications specialist at Superior Stone & Cabinet , the go-to source for custom and wholesale countertops & cabinets in sunny Phoenix, AZ. When not in the office, Samantha really enjoys gourmet cooking and traveling with her pup. She is also an avid reader.