White kitchen cabinet creates a bright, clean look, and as a neutral color, you connect any other color with them easily. But they are also difficult to keep clean, because anyone with white dressers knows, because they show dust, grease and fingerprints much easier than other colors. If you are tired of trying to keep your white cabinets spotless, maybe repainting may be just what you need. If you love the neutrality of the white kitchen cabinets, you can get the same effect – with less cleaning time – from another neutral color. All shades of ivory, such as beige, cream and ecru are soft neutrals that blend well with other colors, like many bright, natural colors, such as sandy brown or light gray. Choose shades of these neutral that will highlight your existing color scheme. For example, if you have a red-accented kitchen, choose a cream color with a pink undertone, or a pale gray with blue undertones for a kitchen with blue details. Check shades you are considering to your existing kitchen decor by keeping swatches against the walls.
If you are looking for a dramatic change from your white kitchen cabinet, consider going all the way to the other end of the spectrum. Either paint or stain your kitchen cupboard dark, depending on the look you want to achieve. Black, chocolate brown and espresso colors will still provide a neutral palette, and wood stains in shades of ebony and black walnut provides a deep, rich feel to your kitchen cabinets.
Bold primary colors work well for accents in the kitchen with dark cabinets, as well as metallic surfaces. Choose cabinet hardware in stainless steel or brushed nickel, and add pop of bright colors, such as red or yellow curtains or floral arrangements with bright bluebonnets. For a bolder statement than dark cabinets, paint your white kitchen cabinet in a light color. Select bright yellow to a dark kitchen feel sunny, warm red add spice or royal cool things a bit. If you choose to paint your kitchen cabinets in one of these bold colors, let them become the focus of your kitchen.