I continue to paint kitchen cabinets for customers, and thought I would share a kitchen I just finished, since the cabinets aren’t white. I’ve said it before – I love a white kitchen, but when you do them all the time, it’s fun to do something different. The homeowners bought this house and hadn’t moved in yet, which is always easier for me. They’re doing a bunch of work to the house ahead of moving in, and I’m hoping to do a full home tour at some point in the future. It’s coming together nicely already! My hand in it was the Anew Gray kitchen cabinets (a Sherwin Williams color, tinted for PPG Breakthrough paint).
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This kitchen had a lot of existing finishes that weren’t changing – beige and browns that so many of us have in our own homes. You want to update the look, but you can’t start from scratch. Anew Gray fit the bill beautifully for this kitchen. Let’s take a look at where it all began.
Now I know some of you will consider it a travesty to paint dark cherry cabinets like these, but if you saw them in the context of the rest of the house, and the look that the homeowner wanted, you would understand why she wanted to paint them. They were just a bit too modern.
You can see that the floor, counters and backsplash were all some shade of beige and brown, so we kept that in mind as we considered the color. Anew Gray by Sherwin Williams was the perfect shade for this space, and it played well with the existing finishes. It still gives the kitchen a light and bright feel, without being white. I think it’s the perfect choice for this kitchen.
They also added a rustic island to the kitchen so there is a place to sit and eat in here and it also provides additional prep space.
I had a lot of fun working on this kitchen, and love the finished result. The cabinet doors were in great shape and sprayed beautifully.
So once again, if you’re looking to paint your kitchen cabinets, give some non-white colors a look. I really think that’s the direction things are moving toward when it comes to painted cabinets. Anew Gray is a perfect example of how it translates well for a cabinet refresh when you have to work with existing finishes.
What do you think? Can you get on board with this trend?