Painted kitchen cabinets give any kitchen a sleek and contemporary feel. Cabinets that are painted also are durable and easy to maintain. They can be purchased already painted, or you can do it yourself. If new cabinets are out of your price range, a great and inexpensive way to transform your kitchen is by painting the cabinets you already have.
Cabinets take up majority of the wall in a kitchen which is why they can be an instant make-over to the look and style of any kitchen. It is simple as lighting up darker cabinets or using bold colors to brighten them. Not all kitchen cabinets will be good with paints, though. Paint does not adhere well to laminate and melamine cabinets. Paints that are recommended for kitchen cabinets are usually either high-gloss or semi-gloss. Semi-gloss often can provide a richer finish.
Painted cabinets can be done in a short amount of time. If your kitchen is modern, perhaps a black color would fit perfectly. If you are looking for a warm and inviting kitchen bright colors such as yellow would be an option. Don’t forget stripes. Cabinets can have more than one color. If your kitchen is bright to begin with, adding painted cabinets with a few colors on each will add more spice.
There are different types of effects that you can do yourself or buy already done.
If you want an old fashioned looking kitchen, the crackle effect would look amazing on the cabinets. Splattering paint that is lighter or darker than the rest of the cabinet color would be an easy task and add another feeling to the kitchen. Another easy effect is distressing the wood. This will make the wood have dents and cracks to give the feeling of older cabinets. You can always make your own technique to add new life to your kitchen.
Once the cabinets are painted, you may want to go even further and add stencil designs. Stencils come in many varieties and can be found perfect for your kitchen. It is fairly simple to do. You can choose form thousands of stencils to find one that will match your kitchen. Not everyone is an artist, so sometimes a little mistake might happen while stenciling. That is fine because it adds a personal touch to your kitchen. This would make a great project on a rainy day.
Instead of spending thousands of dollars to get brand new cabinets for your kitchen, consider painting them. It is the most affordable option. You can choose from a wide variety of colors and effects to add new life to the room. Painted kitchen cabinets are a quick and amazing makeover for the kitchen, but it does not stop there. Painted cabinets would update your other rooms also.