Choosing a Color for Refinishing or Repainting Cabinets

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Choosing a Color for Refinishing or Repainting Cabinets

One of the first things a homeowner wants to do when they decide to refinish or repaint their cabinets is to pick a color. Sometimes they choose a color before they decide to redo their cabinets. A painting expert can guide a homeowner in the selection of color options, but the ultimate decision is up to the owner. This need to choose makes a little more information before selecting a valuable commodity. Here are some of the options for choosing a cabinet color:

A Repeat of the Old Color

Some people want to refinish their cabinets using the same color as they were before. The benefit of this is that you know what to expect from the old color. It will look just like it did before, except a lot better because it has a new finish.

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Matching Other Decor

The other architectural or decor elements in a kitchen or bath can help provide color options for the cabinets. Examples are wall paint, countertops, or tile. Choosing a color that will complement and coordinate with the other elements in the kitchen and bath will give the room a cohesive look. The effect can be quite stunning.


Do you have a neighbor who has a cabinet color you particularly admire? Start looking around for colors and styles which represent your taste. If you see them in person, take a photo. If you see cabinet colors or wood colors you like online, save them. You don’t have to rush into choosing a color. But having an awareness of what is out there and what you love will help center your thoughts for when the concepts become a reality.

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Light or Dark?

A lighter cabinet color will bring more light into play. A dark color will create a more somber, dramatic mood. Consider the feeling you wish to convey with your cabinet color. The color tone is way more important than people realize. 

Ask an Expert

After you’ve had some time to think about what would look good and what you might want, make an appointment for a consultation with an expert in wood refinishing. By gathering ideas ahead of time, you’ll have a good sense of some of the directions you can take in wood colors. By consulting with an expert, you’ll learn about trends, treatments, and other options. Then we can talk about finishes and hardware, as well.

Our goal is for our customers to be as happy as possible with their finished cabinets. By doing a little ‘homework’ ahead of time, you’ll have a vastly superior awareness of your tastes and what is readily available. We can help you fill in the blanks so that you’re fully informed before you make a color choice for your cabinets.

Premier Painting and Coating provides stellar service and excellent work for all residential and commercial exterior painting, interior painting, cabinet painting, texture work, and popcorn ceiling removal in the Tampa Bay area. For a free consultation, call us at (727) 440-9393 today!