By Lassiter Strome. Kitchen Cabinets. At Sunday, June 30th 2019, 00:48:20 AM.
Sure, you could replace your cabinetry, but that is a pricey undertaking. Just as painting the walls can refresh a room, painting your cabinets can make your kitchen feel brand new, bringing beauty and style back to this heavily used space.
Now it is time to choose between grey stained cabinets and a grey paint. When you paint your cabinets your color will be solid, and you will be able to choose between a mat and a gloss finish. By staining your cabinets, you will create a translucent effect. If you are using wooden cabinets, the grain may show through, adding interesting detail.
Think of paint finishes as you might the spectrum of colors on a paint fan. In this instance, though, the spectrum is not colors but gradations of glossiness: matte (flat, non-shiny) at one end and high-gloss (so shiny you can almost see your face) at the other end. Which is the best paint finish for the kitchen? Satin and semi-gloss tend to be favorites, while matte is rarely recommended because it is difficult to clean and beads of moisture will cause streaks.
The next common problem with black cabinets that many people have experienced is that they have trouble matching them with the rest of their kitchen. Try to get some stainless steel equipment to get the correct impact and have them all match each other. This involves the refrigerator, microwave, sink, oven toaster, etc. It can be a little expensive to do this, but by mixing stainless steel equipment with black cabinets you can definitely get a good looking kitchen.