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Need help with kitchen cabinets!
shellyv65
January 12, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Should I stain my cabinets darker or paint them a lighter color? They are really outdated and in need of help but I can't afford to replace them right now. Thanks for any advice! :)
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feeny
Since your granite and backsplash are medium grays, I'd be tempted to go lighter on the cabinets and paint them white, or off white. Otherwise I'm worried the effect may be too dark with the backsplash.
Here's a kitchen with similar cabinets painted white, just so you can see how they look:

January 12, 2013 at 2:53pm     
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shellyv65
Thanks for the reply. I think the color in the picture may be off. The counters are a brown speckled and the backsplash is bronze. Do you think the white would still look ok with those colors?
January 12, 2013 at 3:01pm   
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feeny
The great thing about white is that it looks good with everything! Yes, I think white, off white, or ivory would be lovely with those colors, and would make a nice contrast.
January 12, 2013 at 3:04pm     
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tschmoeg
I think I would definetly go lighter. I think white would look good. Having the dark counters, dark backsplash, and darker cabinets may be too much.
January 12, 2013 at 3:11pm     
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sierra90
I am in the midst of painting my cabinets that are similar to yours. First tried a creamy white. They looked streaky and seemed to clash with white trim. Went with a color called biscotti and loving it! I am using rustoleum cabinet transformations. Tedious process but great results!!
January 12, 2013 at 3:17pm     
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shellyv65
Thank you all for the great advice!
January 12, 2013 at 3:22pm   
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dcer
Yes, I would definitely paint it a pretty creamy white/ivory
January 12, 2013 at 5:28pm   
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