Kitchen Painting Projects – Before and After

KITCHEN PAINTING PROJECTS  –  BEFORE and AFTER

We love “before and after” kitchen painting transformations!  Scroll down for our design notes and helpful colors.  These projects are why we love what we do!

 

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Painted kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White, black island and range hood in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 Onyx, cabinet painter
Outdated kitchen cabinets before being painted in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White

This stunning remodel by Haven Design and Construction features two-toned cabinets, with the perimeter cabinets painted in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White”, and the black island and range hood in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 “Onyx”.  We love how the glass-fronted doors in the upper cabinets are black, while their frames are white!

White cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore BM OC-45 Swiss Coffee, Paper Moon Painting
Dark oak kitchen before being painted by Paper Moon Painting

This entire house was painted in dark, out-dated greens and burgundies.  It didn’t help that the cabinets were this heavy golden oak.  We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore BM “Ballet White” and the cabinets in BM OC-45 “Swiss Coffee” – the perfect soft white for kitchens with a natural stone backsplash like this travertine.

White kitchen, painted cabinets, Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White, cabinet painter
Knotty alder cabinets before being painted by Paper Moon Painting

This homeowner had already updated the counters and backsplash when we arrived, but the new marble countertops and subway tile were not enough to give this kitchen the fresh, white look our client wanted.  We painted the cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White” – perfection!  There’s another view of the cabinets on our Cabinet gallery page.

Kitchen cabinet painting in Benjamin Moore BM HC-166 Kendall Charcoal, Lakeway, Texas
Tuscan stained kitchen BEFORE

This Lakeway home near Austin screamed “outdated Tuscan” style – especially the red stained cabinets.  We painted them in Benjamin Moore HC-166 “Kendall Charcoal”, in a flat sheen (most cabinets are done in satin or semi-gloss).  This deep, rich color looks stunning in a high gloss, but we love how the softness of the flat sheen gives this kitchen a custom, sophisticated style.

Painted kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 9171 Felted Wool by Paper Moon Painting, Austin painter
Cherry cabinets before being painted in Sherwin Williams SW 9171, Felted Wool

These cabinets were a very strong red tone that didn’t go at all with the homeowner’s light, fresh aesthetic.  Austin interior design firm Triple Heart Design selected the Sherwin Williams color SW 9171 “Felted Wool”, which we painted on the cabinets in a soft, satin lacquer.

Kitchen painting, Sherwin Williams SW 7029 Agreeable Gray by Paper Moon Painting, Austin kitchen painting
Kitchen reno project before

This adorable kitchen was a real mess!  The homeowner removed an outdated tin backsplash, moved the fridge to the right of the sink, and extended the row of cabinets to the left.  We painted the walls in Sherwin Williams SW 7029 “Agreeable Gray”, and McGovern Woodcraft built the cabinets and open shelving.  The epitome of modern farmhouse!

White cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White, Paper Moon Painting, Austin
Dark stained cabinets before painting

We love the visual impact of updating a backsplash like this homeowner did – it occupies so much vertical space, it’s the second-most impactful change you can make after painting your cabinets.  For those, designer Julie Risman of the Inside Story Design selected Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-117 “Simply White”, which is just soft and warm enough to coordinate with the backsplash and countertops.

White kitchen cabinets, Paper Moon Painting, Austin cabinet painter
Maple cabinets before being painted

The new hexagonal backsplash tile in this kitchen, along with the classic white we painted on the cabinets, honor this historic home’s “fresh vintage” vibe.  Carrying the tile all the way to the ceiling and casing out the window is a nice design touch.

White painted cabinets in Benjamin Moore BM OC-117 Simply White, Austin cabinet painting
Dark cabinets before being painted in BM Simply White

Removing the heavy overhanging light fixture/overhead storage made a huge difference in this kitchen!  So did painting the dark stained cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-117 “Simply White” – a popular color with our kitchens!

Kitchen painting Benjamin Moore OC-117 BM Simply White, island Silver Mink, walls Revere Pewter
Pine cabinets before being painted

These yellow pine cabinets were painted in Benjamin Moore BM OC-117 “Simply White”, the island in BM 1586 “Silver Mink”, and the walls in BM HC-172 “Revere Pewter”.  In this case, the backsplash was also the original pine, so we painted that as well.

White kitchen cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore BM Cloud White by Paper Moon Painting, cabinet painters
Orange stained cabinets before being painted

Rarely have we seen a kitchen look so completely orange!  We painted the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-130 “Cloud White”, the island in BM CSP-85 “Tweed Coat”, and the homeowner installed a white subway tile backsplash (and carried it all the way to the ceiling above the sink, on our recommendation!).

Formerly golder oak cabinets toned darker by Paper Moon Painting, cabinet painter
Golden oak cabinets before being toned darker by Paper Moon Painting

These dated cabinets sure put the “gold” in “golden oak”. The homeowner wanted to retain the stained wood look, so rather than paint them a solid color, we toned the cabinets with sheer layers of dark tinted lacquer, to achieve the look of darker stained wood without the lengthy mess of having to strip the cabinets.  Much better!

White painted glazed kitchen cabinets by Paper Moon Painting
Dark espresso cabinets before being painted and glazed

This homeowner wanted her cabinets glazed in a soft white, to soften the hard look of the wall of cabinets.  The kitchen felt truly cave-like before, but painting the cabinets in an off-white (lighter than the desired final look), then glazing them with a soft gray-brown glaze, made it feel welcoming and open.

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