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Painting Top and Bottom Cabinets Different Colors

There are many ways to decorate your kitchen and make it your own. Painting your cabinets with multiple colors may be just the thing. This is a guide about painting top and bottom cabinets different colors.


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January 11, 2011

If you happen to be re-doing your kitchen cabinets, try using 2 different colors for the upper and lower cabinets. Try using a light color for the top cabinets and a darker color for the bottom. Using a darker color on the bottom with ground the cabinets and having a lighter color for the top cabinets will make them feel less bulky. The high contrast will create a clean and sleek look for your kitchen.

Bottom cabinets: Suggested Material Options -Mahogany Wood, Chocolate Brown Laminate, or Chocolate Brown Paint.

Top cabinets: Suggested Material Options - White Painted Wood, White Laminate, White with Glass Fronts, Aluminum, or Faux Aluminum Laminate (Wilsonart or Laminart Laminates have good faux metals)


By Theresa from Cleveland, OH

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

Love it!. Am going to use the same colors for our kitchen. I have been trying to come up with a color for our outdated cupboards without having to replace the white counters, which are still in good shape. Now I know what I am going to do. Brown and White. Thanks !

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January 11, 20110 found this helpful

Brilliant! This looks fabulous- and what a lovely big kitchen.
Marg from England.

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January 13, 20110 found this helpful

I am sorry but I don't care for it! Too much white everything on top blends in together!


To me it looks like the walls, cabinets and appliances are all white. But each to his own thats what makes the world go around. :)

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January 14, 20110 found this helpful

This is a simple, but wonderful idea! It doesn't matter if you would choose the color scheme or not, it is just a great idea and looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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