Fresh Coat of Cabinet Paint Updates Your Kitchenby Benchmark Painting on Monday, May 14, 2012
Unless you live in a brand new home, it may be time to look at your kitchen and see if your cabinets could use a facelift. Homes built in the ‘90s tend to have dark wood cabinets that don’t quite mesh with the sunnier styles of today. If your cabinets are casting a shadow on your kitchen home and paint is getting a bit dingy, consider going for a fresh coat of paint. It’s a quick and affordable way to make a big change.
Painting cabinets is an entirely different undertaking than setting out to paint a wall, trim and molding, or piece of furniture in your home. For the cleanest, smoothest, most desirable finish, it’s best to use an oil-based paint and apply it with a sprayer, which can be quite daunting for anyone who isn’t a professional painter. If this is your first time embarking on a painting and decorating project like this, it’s usually best to enlist the help of a professional painting company.
Even if you decide not to apply the paint yourself, you still have some important decisions to make when selecting a paint color for your kitchen. A couple of things that you will definitely want to consider are the style of your kitchen and the time period in which your home was built.
Do you have a traditional home in Rockville or Silver Spring, MD? A modern or contemporary home in McLean, VA? Or maybe a vintage or retro home in West Palm Beach, FL? This matters because, in a more traditional kitchen, you may opt for a cream or white, while a super retro home might be able to handle the fire engine red or even vintage green accent on the cabinets.
When was your home built? If you have an older home with some character, take the time to browse through photos of other homes built in that decade and consider going with a color that brings out that unique character. For example, if you have an older home with beautiful white crown molding, you may want to paint your cabinets white to help draw attention to that feature.
Another factor to consider is the size of your kitchen. If you have a large open space with a good deal of cabinetry, you may be able to opt for a darker paint color that would feel too cave-like in a smaller space.
If you’ve already selected your paint color and are ready for the next step or if you’re still in the process and would like a second opinion, contact Benchmark Painting today. Our paint contractors are always happy to help in the paint selection process, and we can provide a free estimate at 877-BENCHMARK (877-236-2462).