This really shows how painting the cabinets can take a ho hum kitchen and make it look oohhh la la!
There has been a lot of debate on "to paint or not to paint". Let's face it-decorative cabinets-whether they be plain painted or fauxed- are in right now.
How many clients have you gone to and pleaded with them to change the oak wood cabinets to something more "in this century"?
There was a very good blog in August of this year by Rachel Backus about this very subject with a lot of great comments:
10 years back, white was in--and it still can make a great impact as seen on some of the before and after shots in Rachel's blog. But there are so many other options for cabinets now: from textured finishes, to hand painted designs.
Here is a kitchen I did a while back.I used a color palette that was chosen by the client and I played with the colors using different colors on the top and bottom. I designed the back splash to tie the colors together.
These were done with a foam roller.
We all know that you can also change the hardware to quickly and inexpensively change the look of the cabinetry. This company has original antique hardware from every era. Very, very cool stuff, and my clients love it.
Paint is versatile. Find a color and style that suits the room and go for it!