As the premier residential and commercial interior and exterior services provider of Massachusetts, Gold Painting Inc. gets a lot of questions about color—from interior paint color selections, to exterior paint trim and shutters, to deck stains—and on and on.
We love it! Paint, stain and wallpaper are our business, and we’re always excited to answer your questions. One question we get a lot concerns the absence of any color at all. That’s right, we’re talking white!
Often, a homeowner or a business owner wants to spruce up a living space or office with a lot of flair without spending a lot of cash. We get it! Paint can be a great investment that provides major return in the “wow” department.
One good way to breathe new life into your space is to update cabinetry with a fresh coat of paint. Cabinets—in a kitchen, an office, or a family room—often take up a lot of the room’s vertical real estate. Giving them a facelift with a fresh coat of paint is a cost-effective way to achieve that wow factor.
But, what color to choose? Gold Painting Inc. generally recommends going lighter with your painted cabinet color. Why? As we mentioned, cabinets tend to take up a lot of space and painting them darker may create an imposing yet less open sense of space. For instance, selecting white or off white for cabinet color is a popular choice among Gold Painting Inc.’s customers. But, then the question becomes which white should you go with?
With so many variations on white theme to consider—think white on white, arctic white, antique white, linen white (you get the whitewashed picture) selecting the right white for your cabinetry can seem daunting. That’s why we want to take this opportunity to make one key point about selecting the right white paint for your cabinets:
Think about the cabinets in relation to the other colors at play in the space. Is the room cool and sophisticated in its vibe or warm and cozy by design? A starker white may compliment cooler hued walls, like steel gray or aqua, whereas a warmer white may pair better with reds, oranges, and soft purples.
Of course, no matter what white you settle on, the finished result will look great as you add additional pops of white and other colors throughout the space to draw out the essence of the vibe you’re going for.
Do you have questions about painting your cabinets white? Contact Gold Painting Inc. today for your free, no obligation consultation.