As summer comes to a close, you might start to think about all the time you’ll be spending inside – and the projects you want to tackle. If repainting kitchen cabinets is at the top of your to-do list, how do you decide on the color? 

You might be bored with the current color, but don’t want to go so far outside the box that you’re overwhelmed by a bold choice. To help you balance this all and spruce up your kitchen, here are some ideas to consider.

Pro-Tip #1: Take Kitchen Features Into Account

If you’re browsing the paint store, looking at samples, make sure you bring them home. What looks great in the store might appear dark and dingy in your kitchen. Or, a color you’re not sold on might be the one you wind up falling in love with once you see it in your kitchen. 

Make sure you’re also looking at the samples during the day, with natural light, and at night, when you have your lights on. This will ensure that no matter the time of day or night, you’ll be happy with the end result. 

Finally, take into account the wall color, your current countertop, flooring, and appliances as you’re choosing a color for repainting kitchen cabinets. If you already have a lot of color with these, then going for a soft, subtle neutral color will work best. Plus, you can always add in decorative items, wall art, and table linens to add more color to the space and even change color accessories with the seasons. 

Pro-Tip #2: Create a Focal Point in Your Kitchen 

If you love a certain dramatic color but are afraid to paint all your kitchen cabinets that hue, then just choose a small space. For the balance, opt for a neutral color. 

For instance, you can paint your kitchen island, or a built-in desk or hutch bright yellow or dark green. Then, use a color like white, espresso, cream, gray, or another neutral on the remainder of your cabinets. 

This will give you the unique look you want without creating color chaos in the space. It also provides an interesting focal point for your kitchen.

Pro-Tip #3: Don’t Be Afraid to Go Dark in Large Spaces

When repainting your kitchen cabinets, another key factor to keep in mind is the size of your space. If you have a small kitchen, then dark cabinets might be hard to pull off. They can make your space appear cramped.

If you do go dark in a smaller space, just make sure your walls and floors are light and bright. This will make your kitchen appear airier and more ethereal. If white isn’t your color, consider a pale blue, light beige, or soft gray, instead. 

If, however, you have a large kitchen, don’t be afraid of dark or unique colors, like black or navy. Since you have more space, you can make a statement with an unusual color choice without making the room seem too small.

Pro-Tip #4: Consider the Two-Tone Trend

Two-tone kitchen cabinets have been in style for a while now and there is no end in sight for this trend. This highly desirable design option will have you choosing two colors – one for your upper cabinets and a second for you the base cabinets. 

If you think you’d like this look, make sure the top color is the lighter or more neutral color. A darker or richer color on the bottoms will anchor the space. Options are endless when it comes to combinations for repainting your kitchen cabinets two tones, from gray and green to cream and blue and white and black. 

Pro-Tip #5: Contrast Wood and Paint

Another unique and interesting look is to keep some of your cabinets their natural wood tone and paint others. This is ideal if you’re looking for a warmer, more rustic look in your kitchen. 

Repainting some of your cabinets a color also allows you to introduce that color and then repeat it throughout your kitchen with decor to tie it all together. Meanwhile, the wood will act as a neutral, making any paint color look beautiful. The overall effect will make your kitchen appear both modern and classic. 

Pro-Tip #6: Don’t Forget About Hardware

When you’re repainting your kitchen cabinets, don’t forget to choose hardware that matches your look. For instance, gold hardware sets off greens and dark blues beautifully, whereas lighter blues and grays blend well with silver-toned hardware. Antique bronze is an ideal choice for cream or ivory kitchen cabinets, while chrome goes well with white. 

There are no rules set in stone. Before you decide, though, bring home a sample and test it out against your newly painted cabinets. 

Ready for Help Repainting Your Kitchen Cabinets?

Turn to N-Hance®. We’ll do more than simply repaint your kitchen cabinets, so they look new, we’ll help guide you through the color selection process. We can bring samples to your home of colors from our N-Hance Pallette, or you can provide us with a different option you love and we will match it. 

We can also help you to take into account factors like size, space, lighting, and more, so you know all the pros and cons of different colors you’re interested in. With help from our experienced team, you can make a color selection with total confidence. 

Ready for professional help repainting your kitchen cabinets? Call (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation.