5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Kitchen Cabinets for the Holidays

Celebrate the Season with Newly Painted Cabinets

The holiday season is approaching fast and that means you need to prep your home. Although this year, gatherings may be smaller in size, you can brighten up the space with a holiday look and feel.  A great way to do this and get a home improvement project complete is by giving the interior of your home a new paint job to boost that holiday aesthetic.

Whenever you have guests over, there is one space where most of the action will take place: the kitchen.  Painting your kitchen cabinets, rather than replacing them, is a great way to upgrade your kitchen without spending a lot of money.

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Tips on Painting Cabinets

You can bring your kitchen back to life just in time for all that cooking, celebrating, and eating. Not only that, but a fresh look will update your home’s value, giving you something to cheer about heading into the New Year. Here are some tips to get the most out of painting the kitchen cabinets.

1. Keep Your Other Decorations in Mind when Choosing Color Palettes

If you’re prepping for the holidays, odds are good you’ll be using decorations to fill your home. Keep the colors and shapes of your decorations in mind when choosing your paint color for the kitchen cabinets. This will ensure that your overall aesthetic stays nice and complementary with your interior room colors.

2. Light Neutrals

When it comes to cabinet painting colors, white is timeless, which means you’ll be happy with your selection years down the line. It’s open, inviting and can make a small kitchen space seem larger. It also provides a neutral backdrop against bold holiday decorating choices in your kitchen.

White cabinets, or those painted in other light-colored neutral tones, such as cream or light gray, will complement all your holiday decor. After the holidays are over, these colors will also work well with any wall paint colors or backsplash you already have in your kitchen.

3. Bold and Bright

If you want to make a more cheerful statement during the holiday season and throughout the whole year, a cottage blue, sage green, or buttery yellow will set your kitchen apart. Your holiday get-togethers and parties will be memorable with these paint colors. You can also use the wall color of your kitchen to find a festive accent color for the cabinets that you’ll be happy with long-term.

4. Black and White

It might seem like a bold combination of colors for kitchen cabinets, but black-and-white is becoming a mainstream color combo in the kitchen. The secret is in the high contrast, which adds a wow factor to even the most basic of kitchens.

To pull off the look, make sure to maintain an equal balance between the two hues, with black cladding the lower cabinetry and island and bright whites reserved for the kitchen's upper half. Adding warm woods to the mix tones down the color duo's modern vibe.

5. Let Your Cabinets Be the Accent

If you have a large kitchen and you don’t want to paint the entire room, just paint the kitchen cabinets instead of an accent wall A new color on kitchen cabinets offers a certain visual appeal and still leaves the remaining walls open to be painted down the road.

Is Cabinet Painting a DIY Project?

You may check out Pinterest and think that you can try to paint those cabinets yourself. While it is possible, you may want to reconsider hiring a professional. Here’s why:

  • Materials. Cabinets come in a variety of materials, from solid wood to laminates and composites. Knowing how to prep the surface and the right products to use is tough for an amateur.
  • Experience. Professional cabinet painters have the process down pat. They know what works best and it shows in the end results.
  • Time. Come on, the holidays are fast approaching! Don’t you have enough to do, shopping, cleaning, and decorating. Let the pros handle it.
  • Convenience. When the pros get in there, it might take them 2-3 days to get the job done. If you decide to do it yourself, it could take a lot longer. Do you really want your kitchen in a state of upheaval that long?

Let’s Get Ready!

Don’t take on another chore around the holidays. Reduce your stress and make your kitchen more presentable for the holidays by calling HBP Painting to handle the painting job for you.

Let us make your cabinets look like new again while you prepare the rest of the house for the holiday season. Contact us today for a free consultation.