Updating the color of your kitchen cabinets is a simple, yet effective way to give your space a more modern look. It can feel overwhelming to know what color will work best in your home. Don’t worry, the team at N-Hance of Central Nassau County is here to help with 8 tips for achieving a contemporary look when painting your kitchen cabinets.

  1. Consider open shelves. Open shelving is a popular, modern style that allows you to display some special pieces and create a focal point in your kitchen. Just make sure to keep the decor understated and sophisticated to achieve a modern look instead of a cluttered one.
  1. Go monotone. Painting the cabinet surfaces and hardware, like knobs and hinges, the same color can give your kitchen a sleek, modern look. It also creates a bold statement as doors blend together yet stand out at the same time.
  1. Choose gold hardware. If you don’t want to paint your hardware but still want a modern look, opt for a gold finish instead. For example, pair bright white cabinets with warm gold knobs and pulls. This look is clean look can be carried throughout the rest of your kitchen with gold pendant lighting, a gold faucet, and other metallic decor.
  1. Try a two-toned approach. Another popular trend is to paint your kitchen cabinets in two different colors. For example, you can paint the upper kitchen cabinets a light tone and the base cabinets a darker shade, or a contrasting color. Another option is to paint your kitchen island a unique, bold color while painting the rest of your kitchen cabinets a more neutral choice, like white. 
  1. Incorporate natural elements. If you have high-quality, hardwood cabinets, consider staining your island and painting the rest of your cabinets. This combines the trend of biophilic design, which brings elements of the outdoors into the home, with a modern, sleek look.
  1. Experiment with colors. Just because you want a modern kitchen doesn’t mean you have to use white cabinets. Don’t shy away from bold colors like deep slate, soft gray or greige, or even light blue for a coastal comfort vibe. These colors are clean and calming yet still make a statement.
  1. Go classic with white. White cabinets are always a safe bet for a modern look, as they are bright and contemporary. Plus, they give you the flexibility to style the rest of your kitchen with a variety of accents. If you decide to change up your style later, white cabinets can easily be incorporated into a rustic or traditional look.
  1. Embrace minimalism. Minimalist design is all about simplicity and functionality, and it’s a trend that’s here to stay. Choosing a minimalistic look for your kitchen cabinets can help create a clean, uncluttered space.

Get Professional Help Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets

If you’re still not sure what color to choose, let the pros at N-Hance of Central Nassau County help. We are up to date on all of the latest trends and can help you choose what will work best for your space and design vision. We can also bring samples to your home, so you can see what certain colors will look like in your kitchen at different times of the day.

Once you’ve made your selection, all you need to do is clear out your cabinets and clear off your counters. Then leave the rest to us. Our expert kitchen cabinet painters will handle the rest: prepping, painting, and then curing your kitchen cabinets – instantly – with our UV light-curing technology, Lightspeed® Nano

With it, your cabinets will have a rock-hard, durable finish and your project will have far less downtime. You won’t have to wait days to use your kitchen again and can simply get back to life in a modern new space you love. Our work holds up so you won’t have to worry about redoing your kitchen again unless you want to. 

Ready to get a clean, contemporary look in your home? Let N-Hance of Central Nassau County help by painting your kitchen cabinets. Call (516) 766-2939 to set up a FREE consultation