How to Choose the Right Color for Your Kitchen Cabinet Refacing

You’re ready for a kitchen transformation, and that includes saying goodbye to your outdated cabinets. You know cabinet refacing is the right decision because it’s a faster, more cost-effective way to improve the look of the existing frames while getting new doors, hardware, and finishes. This leads to the next issue – what color should you choose? Our cabinet company is sharing tips to choose the perfect color for your kitchen cabinet refacing project.

Consider the Space

First, you’ll want to consider how large your kitchen is and how much natural light it gets. Small kitchens with little to no natural lighting would benefit from light-colored cabinets, particularly white as this will make it seem larger. On the other hand, large kitchens or those with windows or in an open floor plan will look lovely with darker colored cabinets as they won’t make the area seem claustrophobic or closed off.

Consider Your Style

If you’re choosing a specific style for your kitchen or have one in place, this can also influence the paint color you choose for your kitchen cabinets. Country, traditional, or shaker styles look lovely when painted in cream or white or a rich stain is applied that highlights the natural grain of the wood.

On the other hand, if your tastes are more contemporary or mid-century modern, vibrant red, blue, green, or yellow make a bold statement in your kitchen, especially when paired against white walls. However, if you prefer modern minimalism, white, gray, or even black are ideal options.

Consider Your Counters and Backsplash

Your kitchen counter probably has multiple colors, such as different flecks of stone in granite or a patterned laminate. When choosing your paint color, consider the other elements in your kitchen, such as your backsplash, counters, or wall color. Designers will rely on a color wheel to pick out complementary colors or interesting contrasts, and we would recommend this when looking at your kitchen, too. This will open you up to color combinations that you may not have considered in the past and create a more custom kitchen.

Consider More Than One Color

We are seeing more clients choose different colors for their cabinets, such as a light color on upper cabinets to create height while using a darker color on lower cabinets to anchor the space. Also, we are building custom kitchen islands as accent pieces in different colors than the cabinets to create a contrast. This allows you to add a pop of color or choose dark elements without overpowering the area.

Consider the Resale Value

If you plan on moving in a few years, we would recommend choosing a neutral stain or paint for your kitchen cabinet refacing project. Buyers tend to prefer natural wood stains or white cabinets rather than a more customized color. While you may love the idea of red or blue cabinets, if you don’t plan on being in your home for a long time, this may make it harder to sell or get the maximum value for your home.

Schedule a Consultation for Cabinet Refacing Today

When you’re ready to transform your kitchen with cabinet refacing, reach out to Cabinet Cures. We have a wide variety of paint and stains as well as custom techniques to create the kitchen of your dreams. Call us today at  919–809–6161 or fill out the form below to get started.