This sleek kitchen features a sculptural stainless steel range hood over the gas range, double ovens, a glossy neutral tile backsplash and one cabinet that has been painted with chalkboard paint to serve as a message board.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered. Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness. These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden. Behr recommends using semi-gloss enamel for painting cabinets.
This French country kitchen designed by Katheryn Cowles features cream painted cabinets and a granite-topped kitchen island. The diamond-pattern stone backsplash ties together all of the colors of the kitchen while a crystal chandelier lends an elegant touch.
Go with your changing tastes. When DIYer and stylist Jo Torrijos renovated her Craftsman bungalow kitchen in 2009, she installed cherry cabinets. She later grew tired of the look, but didn’t want to purchase new cabinets. By repainting them in a light gray (Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl), Torrijos was able to modify her kitchen to go with her updated style.
To make a new kitchen island feel original and authentic, tie it together with your kitchen's color. For a seamless effect, this island was painted the same shade of cranberry red as its surrounding cabinets.
The owners dramatically transform the kitchen by simply painting every surface, including cabinets, backsplash, walls, doors, trim and even the floor. Replace the lighting with industrial cage lights and, voila, a stunning kitchen remodel for less than $700.
Instead of painting or changing your current kitchen island, consider adding accent furniture to one end. Designer Michelle Mentzer placed a colorful chest at the end of this island, extending the storage and display space and creating fresh visual appeal in the tradtional kitchen.