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Colors to paint kitchen cabinets ..

I have white kitchen cabinets and I am tired of them...I want to paint them a new color but cant figure what color/ colors to do...

I have thought of doing like a robins egg blue, red, or tan... but I just want some other options...

I like cottagy things and i am not afriad of color ....

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Just for Fun

Answers (12)
  • robins egg blue
    deep yellow

    Answer by letstalk747 at 12:26 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Tan - I like earth tones.

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 12:27 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I painted my cabinets in my old house cottage style and I loved my kitchen! I did a cream on the top cabinets, mocha (like coffee with cream on the walls) and the bottom cabinets green. It was a brighter green than was called guacamole. my counter tops were neutral tan speckled. It was the most relaxing room in the house. I added pops of orange in the fabrics.

    Answer by ria7 at 12:30 PM on Jun. 13, 2011


    The green was more how it looked behind my moms shoulder. It looks brighter in the rest ofthe kitchen but i think thats just the lighting from the camera.


    Answer by ria7 at 12:35 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • oh thanks ria I love that idea.... the color i want for my walls is also kind of a darker brown ( well maybe like a brown, grey color - its called darby creek) ... so that is why I thought of doing them tan or a cream color... I want something alot more welcoming and nicer than stark white!

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:36 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • My friend tried to paint his red but it is really hard to get good coverage with red paint. I would not recommend trying it! Mine were really old dark wood before I painted them. It's a tiny room but it brighted it up alot!

    Answer by ria7 at 12:42 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • here are some ideas that i have found :


     ( robins egg blue and cream)





    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:43 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • i also picked a green ( kind of sag-y) and a coral color, but I would know how to use them together without making it too funky lol

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 12:44 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Mine are white too. I'm also very bored with my kitchen.
    Hmm...Go red! lol, I love red kitchens for some reason. Not a bright red but a beautiful deep chili pepper red by's the link: Chili Pepper at the bottom.
    Let us know or show us pics ? I'm a DIY'er and love CHANGES, :D

    Answer by KellyGirl_TX at 12:50 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • I love how they added waynescoating (sp?) to the cabinets. I love the antiqued look of all of those kitchens! The red is pretty but ask at home depot before attempting it. I think what you really need is a colored primer to do the reds but they do take more coats.

    Answer by ria7 at 1:15 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

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