Kitchen Transformation: Painting Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look

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Do you ever search for kitchens on Pinterest and find that you’re drooling over the many beautiful options from all over the world? I know for me, personally, I am itching to redo our kitchen, but we are renting so I can’t do much for now. However, that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about the day when I can design my own kitchen.

The easiest way to transform a kitchen is by painting the cabinets. When done right, it can take your kitchen from being mediocre to chic. I am especially loving the two-toned color trend we are seeing. By simply painting the upper cabinets one color and the lower cabinets another color, you can create a very cool space.

Kitchen Transformation- Painting Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look on the Interior CollectiveImage: Sfgirlbybay

White cabinets are timeless and they will always be welcomed. The best part about them is how much they lighten up a kitchen. Victoria from Sfgirlbybay transformed her kitchen by simply painting the cabinets white and adding new hardware. A quick tip for painting kitchen cabinets is to always use semi-gloss paint so that they are easy to wipe.

Kitchen Transformation- Painting Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look on the Interior CollectiveImage: Dromme Kjokkenet

I’ve also been seeing a lot of green cabinetry in kitchens lately. I personally love mint and celadon green. But if you want to go darker, try olive green; it’s a soothing, moody green. Remember, if you get tired of the color, you can always paint right over it!

Kitchen Transformation- Painting Your Cabinets for a Fresh Look on the Interior CollectiveImage: With Heart

If you are in need of some in-depth tips on how to paint your cabinets, With Heart has a great tutorial video. It all comes down to sanding and using the right paint. You don’t want to go through all of that work only to repaint your kitchen cabinets after a few months.

Would you rather paint your cabinets yourself or hire out?

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.