Anew Gray Kitchen Cabinets

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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Before

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.

Anew Gray Kitchen Cabinets Before-After

Dark Cabinets in Kitchen before makeover

Dark Cherry Kitchen Cabinet Makeover

After

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.

Anew Gray Kitchen Cabinets

Gray Painted Kitchen Cabinets Sherwin Williams

Anew Gray Sherwin Williams Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Cabinets Painted in Anew Gray from Sherwin Williams

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.

Anew Gray Kitchen Cabinets with White Island

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.

Anew Gray Sherwin Williams Kitchen Cabinets

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.

Sherwin Williams Anew Gray Kitchen Cabinet Makeover Before/After

What do you think?  Can you get on board with this trend?

Jenny
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TDC Before and After

11 Comments

  • Reply
    Lauren@SiimplyLKJ
    October 16, 2018 at 9:10 am

    It is gorgeous. The lighter color really brightened up the entire space. Another great job.Now you just need to come to Atlanta 😉

  • Reply
    Peggy
    October 16, 2018 at 11:03 am

    I used a similar color, HGTV/SW Loggia, for the cabinets in our cabin. It’s just the right shade of greige. I painted the island Salty Dog, a bright navy blue.
    White cabinets can be nice, but a little color never hurts!

    • Reply
      Jenny
      October 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

      I totally agree Peggy! And I’m super jealous of your navy blue island! I would so have one if I could pull it off!

  • Reply
    Christine
    October 16, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I love this! It blends beautifully with the floors.

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    Patricia
    October 16, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Wow ! Really beautiful transformation ! I have to admit – when I first saw the cabinets I thought “Oh no – those are really beautiful wood cabinets” (although I have a white kitchen and don’t usually like dark wood cabinets.)…but when I saw the ‘after’ pictures – all I could say is WOW ! It looks fantastic ! I really love it – the color goes so well with the counter tops and floors. Looks amazing !

    • Reply
      Jenny
      October 16, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      I know – the cabinets were in great shape and very pretty. But in the context of the house, the look of them now really works with the flow of the house and the changes that they’ve made. I absolutely love the new look! Brown/beige finishes can be so tricky when you’re looking to make an update to current trends, so this was a really fun project.

  • Reply
    Jennifer H Canipe
    October 16, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    How I wish you were in coastal NC….

    • Reply
      Jenny
      October 16, 2018 at 10:23 pm

      Many days, I wish I was in coastal NC too, Jennifer! 🙂

  • Reply
    Debbie
    October 16, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Very nice color.

  • Reply
    Julie
    October 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

    Looks terrific! While people say it’s a shame to paint wood cabinets, if the owner doesn’t love them, then why keep them? As a real estate agent I see too many perfectly good kitchens thrown out because people don’t like the colour. This is a great way to make the owners happy and keep perfectly good cabinets out of a landfill. Great work!

  • Reply
    Colleen McCormick
    October 17, 2018 at 9:06 am

    Just beautiful Jenny. Love the transformation. You should be proud of this one.

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