Custom kitchen cabinets can make or break a design. While the material is also important, one of the primary factors is the color. Unfortunately, choosing the right color can be a tough decision. Pick the right one and it will be a constant source of joy for you, your family and your guests. Pick the wrong one and you may regret it instantly. Here are some tips to help you choose the right color that complements your kitchen’s design.
- Keep It Simple
In an attempt to produce something unique and truly special, it’s easy to go overboard. Remember that once you paint your custom kitchen cabinets, you will need to sand them in order to repaint or re-stain them. Because of this, you want to get the color right the first time. It is best to stick to something neutral. Choosing more trendy colors may present a problem once that look goes out of style as it then dates your kitchen.
2. Try a Few Colors
There is nothing worse than purchasing a whole can of stain or paint, applying it to the entire structure you had in mind, and then realizing you hate it. Some stores will allow you to purchase sample-size amounts of paint. Try the paint on the cabinets if they are hung but not yet painted, or try them on another piece of wood and keep them in the kitchen for a few days. This will give the paint time to dry, showing its true color, while also allowing you to decide which option you like best.
3. Hire Professionals
Professionals can give you a good idea of what color their customers have been using and what turned out best versus what didn’t. They may also be able to advise you on the different prices you may pay for the colors you have in mind. Finally, hiring professionals ensures that the paint or staining is properly applied so you can tick custom kitchen cabinets off your to-do list for years to come.