Houston Homeowners Have Fun With Cabinet Colors

Throughout the years we have seen many kitchen trends come and go.  One popular trend, all-white kitchens with white cabinets, Carrara marble countertops and white subway tile backsplashes are still considered timeless and work well with all styles. Lately however, more homeowners are requesting nature-inspired greens and blues, colors that work well with a range of styles including traditional, contemporary and farmhouse.

Currently, the most popular finish in the market for kitchen cabinets is a painted finish.  From soft pastels like mint to shades of sage to deeper tones like emerald and forest, you can create a unique look that no one else may have. There are several choices when selecting the best paint for your kitchen cabinets to ensure a long-lasting and easy clean finish. For a contemporary feel, a glossy paint finish reflects light and can make the space seem larger. Matte finishes are sleek and soft and create a smooth, shine free surface. Matte finishes are great if you’re the kind of homeowner who doesn’t want to be cleaning cabinet surfaces of smudges, stains and scratches too often. Your remodeler can help you decide which would best suit your needs.

When painting cabinets with deep tone bases, you can expect to pay more for the painting job. Deep tone bases need more than two coats, you will need to wait 3 or 4 days in between coats. If you are having cabinets repainted, deeper tones may amplify imperfections in the wood.

When you opt for a darker shade, you can really have fun playing with contrasts and add a differentiating color on a kitchen island, for a dramatic effect. The deeper green you choose, the more dramatic a lighter tone countertop like marble will look.  If it has a high level of veining, it will add a fabulous decorative element to the space.

When choosing cabinet hardware, finishes in nickel, black and brass are currently popular choices and add warmth, glamour or a rustic feel to a kitchen.

Cabinet painting is not easy, and doing the job right requires skill, attention to detail, and the right equipment.  Make sure to choose a remodeling professional with this type of experience.

This article was written by Wayne Ball and published in the Sunday, January 22nd 2023 edition of the Houston Chronicle