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Cupboard Paint Color Advice

I have cream tile on my floors, black antique granite on my butcher block with a cream base. My appliances are stainless, I also have an antique black kitchen table and caramel, black, and cream granite around the kitchen. What color should I use to paint the cupboards?

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Black would make sense, but if I change my tile floor (which is old) black would be too dark. My gut tells me cream. Thoughts? What about hardware on cream? Also, can you paint the hinges instead of taking them off?

By Lynn W.

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July 5, 20110 found this helpful

How about bright red? Or bright yellow? I think a kitchen should be a cheery place so that is the reason for my suggestions. Even a bright, bright blue or an aqua? These colors would go well with the cream colored floor.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Red! I think it would be gorgeous and striking.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Yes, you can paint the hardware, but you must take them off the cupboard first. After you've removed the hardware, spray a primer designed for metal and let dry. You can then spray them whatever color you like. I personally like the hammered metal type spray paint. I have used this method on thrift store metal picture frames, brass vases and other metal objects. They look brand new! And I only spent pennies.

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July 6, 20110 found this helpful

Yes red, unless you have a small kitchen in which case red cupboards might be overpowering. Or caramel or yellow. Definitely no more black. I've tried painting hinges, found the paint inclined to 'blob' and drip off but perhaps I wasn't careful enough!

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