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Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling - Ideas and Estimates

Use Paint to Enhance Kitchen Design

by Allison E. Beatty
KitchensAndCabinets.com Columnist

A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a kitchen design. When combined with cabinet refacing, the look will be dramatic. Heres how to use paint to boost your kitchen design.

Paint is an Inexpensive Home Improvement Project

Painting is one of the most cost effective home improvement projects around. The process is fairly easy and, even when hiring painters, provides a big bang for the buck. The timeline is quick, particularly when compared with other home improvement projects, such as a bathroom remodeling. Here's how it works:
  • Interview and hire painters.
  • Select colors that blend with your kitchen design and refaced kitchen cabinets.
  • Decide whether you want specialty faux finishing treatments, such as ragging or sponge painting. This added texture can help accent your kitchen cabinet design.
  • Schedule work and move items out of the area to be painted.

Depending on your kitchen design and the size of the room, this is one home improvement project that may take only two to five days to complete.

Blend Painting with Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

There are many popular paint colors that will blend with almost any style of cabinet refacing. Look for earth tones to create a harmonious look or bold reds, oranges or yellows to make the kitchen design stand out. Try to find paint colors and finishes that blend with:
  • Kitchen cabinet door material - if you're refacing with maple wood, for example, try a deep red toned paint to add contrast.
  • Kitchen cabinet hardware - if your cabinet hardware has a white porcelain color with nautical blue accents, try blue on the walls. Or, for rustic designs, add an Old World style faux finish to blend with your kitchen design.

A cabinet refacing project will make a significant difference in the look and feel of your kitchen design. Try some fun paint colors or textures to pull the overall kitchen design together.

About the Author
Allison E. Beatty is a syndicated real estate writer who has been writing home improvement columns for 15 years.