November 17

Paint Your Cabinets for The Holidays

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We spend a lot of time in our kitchens during the holidays.  The design of a kitchen should reflect how you want people to feel when they enter your home.  If your kitchen does not appear to have any warmth or happiness, then it’s time for a quick makeover. The most cost-effective and timely way to brighten up your kitchen before the holidays is to paint your cabinets.

Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

A facelift for your cabinets is the perfect solution to spruce up your home for the holidays. The first step is to choose a paint color that pairs well with your holiday decor but also the rest of your home after the holidays are over.

5 Holiday Painting Hues for Your Cabinets

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Whites, beiges and light earth tones work great in most kitchens.  They pair well with any wall color, texture, or material.  These neutral colors are a consistent top choice for homeowners looking to repaint their kitchen cabinets. Choose one from Sherwin Williams’ naturalist palette.

  1. White 
    White cabinets brighten and open up your living space that previously has appeared darker. Design options are limitless when you paint your cabinets white. You can choose a modern look or go for a more rustic tone. White cabinets will make a statement any time of the year, well after the holidays come to an end.
  2. Greige 
    Gray has been a consistent color for kitchen cabinets for a while now. Additionally, the combination of gray and beige, or greige, is the alternative to neutral colors. This will complement seasonal decor.
  3. Hunter Green 
    This is the perfect color to set the tone for the holidays in your home.  Inspired by the color of winter pine, hunter green is a holiday-appropriate color that works in your kitchen for every season. Hunter green pairs well with a variety of colors, including charcoal gray, cream, black, and white.
  4. Silver 
    Silver gives a kitchen a modern look. It also pairs well with a variety of colors. This color will go well on the surface of your cabinets. While the trim can be painted white, blue, or mint green. You can have a shimmery kitchen during the holidays and a cool setting in the summer.
  5. Dual-Tone Cabinets
    To achieve this look, paint your upper cabinets a different color than your lower cabinets. You can go with a bold color on the bottom and neutral on top. The most popular color combinations include black cabinets on the bottom and white on the top.  Other bottom cabinet color choices include blue, mint green, and gray.

3 Types of Paint Finishes

If you want to pick the right sheen for your kitchen cabinets, you must know the look you want to achieve. Is your end-result high-end, rustic, modern, or chic?

  1. A high-gloss finish is contemporary, sleek, and modern. It is also very durable; however, it shows every imperfection on the surface. Acrylic surfaces allow for a high-gloss appearance and a richer color.
  2. Semi-Gloss has more shine which makes the paint color appear brighter. Your cabinets will be easy to maintain and can withstand more traffic when painted with a semi-gloss finish.
  3. A satin sheen gives a soft appealing look without appearing flat. It is easy to clean and hides surface imperfections. If you’re not sure about the finish you want, consult Sherwin Williams paint sheen guide.

It is not recommended to use a flat finish on cabinets. Even though that type of paint will hide most flaws, the cabinets will look dull. They also don’t clean well.

Cabinet Features

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Once you know what color to paint your cabinets, don’t forget about the doorknobs and handles. If you are a minimalist and choose not to have hardware on your cabinets, that’s fine too. Either way, your kitchen is on its way to be the center of attention for your holiday gatherings.


Switching out the hardware on your cabinets can enhance the design of your kitchen.

The use of metallic colors can warm up your home just in time for the holidays.  Gold, copper, and brass add a little shine to your kitchen.  Include them on the cabinets, drawers, and kitchen fixtures.

In some kitchens, the hardware is no longer necessary. This seems especially true for slab kitchen cabinets. This trend is useful for more modern and sleek kitchen designs.

Glass Doors 

If you’re not too excited about open-shelving, you can always go with glass doors. You can either opt for fully transparent versions or ones that are opaque or misty white.

Celebrate the Holidays with Beautifully Painted Cabinets

Soon your family and friends will be arriving at your home to celebrate the holidays. At Walla Painting, our team of professional painters can get your home ready for your guests to enjoy. Contact us today to brighten up your home for the holidays.


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