Do you like a French-inspired look, whether it’s a rustic country farmhouse or a refined Parisian apartment? Wondering how to bring it into your kitchen without spending tens of thousands of dollars? At N-Hance®, we make it easy. We can repaint your kitchen cabinets in a way that infuses French style and charm, all in a way you can afford. 

To help you, here are some style tips to consider.

#1: Choose Muted Colors

Choosing the right color to repaint your kitchen cabinets is key when you want to bring a French feel into the space. Muted colors typically define this style. Some that best capture classic French appeal include beiges, greiges, buttercream yellow, taupes, espresso, or light powder blue. 

When choosing a color to repaint your kitchen cabinets with, be sure you’re also taking the size of your kitchen and the amount of natural light into account. The lighter the color, the larger your kitchen will feel. 

#2: Add Character and Dimension 

Do you have plain or outdated cabinets in your kitchen? If you want to integrate a French look in your home, you’ll have to take them up a notch. To do that, opt for an antiquing or distressing technique for your newly repainted kitchen cabinets. This will enhance them with texture and character for added dimension and style. 

#3: Tap into the Potential of Hardwood

If your kitchen cabinets are well-built from quality wood, consider staining them instead of repainting them a specific color. Wood cabinets bring to mind old-world charm and can go a long way in making your kitchen feel more French. Think rustic, weathered finishes when considering hardwood stain colors and techniques for your kitchen cabinets. 

#4: Swap Out Solid Surfaces for See-Through 

When repainting your kitchen cabinets, another way to add French style to your kitchen is to change out a few solid doors for glass ones instead. Inside, you can showcase decorative elements like provincial French pottery, porcelain dishes, earthenware pots and vases, or other whimsical or antique European-inspired items.

#5: Consider Copper  

In a French kitchen, items are both stylish and functional. One way to achieve this is by investing in copper cookware to hang from the ceiling above the kitchen island or put on display with open shelving. Another idea is to invest in a copper range hood over your stove. These elements will provide an eye-catching look that emulates the French style you’re after.

#6: Combine Old With New   

French style is further defined by the combination of rustic or vintage elements with newer, more sophisticated ones. Think old hardwood beams and floors with stainless steel appliances, and distressed cream cabinets with antique bronze hardware and new marble countertops. Decorate with everything from wire to wicker, fusing style and function with hanging baskets for garlic, onions, fruits, and vegetables. 

#7: The Right Seating is Essential   

French kitchens are inviting and welcoming to family and friends, making them great places to gather, eat, and enjoy. Because of this, the right seating is essential for a French-inspired kitchen. To get it right, opt for a range of choices in the form of stools around the kitchen island and chairs and benches around the table. 

Everything doesn’t have to match perfectly. However, there should be plenty of places to sit back and relax, from cane-seated and ladderback chairs to wooden stools, aged benches, or a window seat complete with a French-inspired fabric. 

Ready for Help? Let N-Hance Repaint Your Kitchen Cabinets!

The expert kitchen cabinet repainting team at N-Hance can transform your kitchen in a way that transports you to the rustic French countryside or a charming Paris pied-à-terre. We can take your old, outdated cabinets and imbue them with a timeless style and old-world appeal that better suits your preferences.

In addition, our team can repaint your kitchen cabinets quickly, often in a matter of days, and cure them instantly thanks to our LightSpeed® UV technology. This process leaves cabinets with a durable, rock-hard finish that will stand the test of time, so you can eat, drink, and be merry in your new kitchen space. Bon appétit!

Repainting your kitchen cabinets and capturing a French aesthetic is easy with N-Hance. Call our team today at (855) 642-6230 to set up a FREE consultation and quote to learn more.