The glossy cabinets and ceiling have a reflective quality, making the room seem brighter and larger. The tone-on-tone, white iridescent tile backsplash has a similar quality and adds a glamorous touch to the room's soft palette. A pair of antique tole chandeliers hangs over the large eat-in island to provide soft lighting.
Gray cabinetry with a high gloss sheen is the star of this kitchen. A white marble backsplash and kitchen island with a waterfall countertop and sleek white bar chairs really stand out in contrast to the gray. Pendant lights hang over the island, adding a touch of black accent.
When selecting paint sheens, keep in mind that shiny surfaces help to make a small space feel larger because they are reflective, like in this modern kitchen with high-gloss orange cabinets. Use a semigloss sheen to visually expand a small kitchen or bathroom. Softer sheens, such as satin or eggshell, give bedrooms — especially kids' rooms and living areas — a more subtle finish.
This kitchen features flat-front white cabinets trimmed in dark brown wood. A vibrant orange tile backsplash adds a pop of color, while stainless steel appliances create an updated look. A back door provides quick access to the patio area.
This state of the art kitchen boasts sleek surfaces, including the high gloss gray cabinets and built-in cooktop on the kitchen island. Brown granite is used for the countertop and backsplash areas, while track lighting illuminates the space.
At once traditional and contemporary, this small home office combines the best of both styles. Glossy blue paint freshens up traditional cabinetry. A pop-up laptop and keyboard stand frees up valuable desk space.
Traditional cabinetry, painted a lovely shade of gray, grace the walls of this transitional kitchen. Luxurious and functional, the cabinets provide ample storage space for utensils, pots, pans and dishes.
When looking to update existing cabinet door fronts without major costs, keep in mind that glossy black and glossy white paint instantly modernize almost any style door front, resulting in a much newer look. In order to properly refinish old cabinet door fronts, first, remove them from the casing, marking the back of each door front and the inside of the cabinet with painter's tape marked with coordinating numbers. Next, remove the existing finish with fine-grit sandpaper and wipe away dust with a damp cloth. Add an even coat of primer to the front and back of each door front as well as the fascia of the cabinet casing. Lastly, use a professional-grade, two- or three-inch angled brush to apply two coats of a high-gloss latex paint, as well as a clear coat of polyurethane. Keep the space well-ventilated for 24 to 48 hours to allow fumes to subside.
This transitional kitchen was entirely renovated with wood laminate flooring, white Shaker cabinets and a glossy subway tile backsplash. The overall result of the remodel is an open, bright and modern kitchen, as seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation.
Designer Angelica Henry created this stunning bar and cabinet unit for an entire wall of this home to make a bold, artistic statement. The glossy black and glass panel doors slide and close to conceal the bar when not in use. When the doors are open, a fully functional bar — complete with a sink, a wine fridge and an under-counter ice maker — is available for entertaining family and friends.