Jessica's Top 5 Cabinet Finishes!
One question I am asked over and over and over again is, "What color should I paint my cabinets?" It's a big decision! So before you spend a lot of time or money to have your cabinets painted (or do them yourself), here are my top 5 most requested finishes for kitchen cabinetry.
#5 Blues & Greens
More and more, clients are choosing blues and greens for a pop of color to brighten their kitchen. Often, these shades are being used on an island or just the bottom cabinets, balanced by a more neutral color on top cabinets. Sometimes, for brave clients who are fans of color, they are being used on whole sets.
Go to Blues & Greens:
Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore
Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams
Grays are still everywhere and are THE modern neutral at the moment. When going gray with cabinets, I do recommend using a deep enough shade to make it obvious they are gray and not dingy. Done correctly gray can give a cool, classic appeal to any room.
Go to colors:
Stonington Gray by Benjamin Moore
Coventry Gray by Benjamin Moore
Gray Owl by Benjamin Moore
Black cabinets add depth and dimension to any kitchen space. And don't think just because your kitchen is small that you cannot pull it off - you can! Many clients choose a distressed finish to give black a custom look with a bit of farmhouse flair.
Go to Colors:
Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams
Black Satin by Benjamin Moore
#2 Bright White
Coming in at number two is a classic, clean, bright white. Sometimes there is nothing more dramatic than taking a set of dinged up wood finish cabinets and turning them snowy white. It's like the whole room just took a in a gulp of fresh air!
Go to Color:
Atrium White by Benjamin Moore
#1 Cream/Off White
Without a doubt, our most requested finish is a softer version of white. These colors are even better when paired with a light distressed technique, a chocolaty brown glaze, and antiquing glaze, or a glaze inking technique (glaze in cracks and decorative edges only). Getting the right color here is SO IMPORTANT! It is so easy to accidentally go yellowish or end up with a dirty looking finish as opposed to the custom, high end finish you had imagined.
Go to Colors:
White Dove by Benjamin Moore
Swiss Coffee by Benjamin Moore
Acadia White by Benjamin Moore
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Jessica is a Jesus Follower, Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur, and painter of anything that will stand still long enough within arm's reach.