Interior Design: Painting Kitchen Cabinets Light and Bright: A Kitchen Remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

I have always been a fan of white kitchens. As a photographer I can’t get enough white and bright. When we bought our house over a decade ago, dark was in. Dark cabinets, dark countertops, dark floors…I was fortunate that white kitchens were seen as “less desireable” so I was able to get a white kitchen without having to do any upgrades. 😉  Boy how times have changed!  Light and bright is in and it was time for a kitchen remodel to turn this kitchen into something cheery.

Here’s what we started with…

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we started with paint…

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you can tell a few of the furniture items had already arrived at this point! 😉  Then we went for it with the painted cabinets and new backsplash..

white kitchen makeover remodeland the final result… ) you can see a sneak of the remodeled family room here too! 😉

white kitchen cabinets remodel

SHOP THIS ROOM:

 

white kitchen cabinets remodel

We left the existing cabinets, countertops and appliances, which was a BIG money saver.  Having the kitchen cabinets professionally painted is not cheap, and to get it done right, the price might be a bit shocking, but you want it done right!  I have seen too many cases of kitchen cabinets that start peeling in six months and it becomes a real mess.  If you are considering a kitchen remodel and the kitchen design includes painting your kitchen cabinets, do research on who you are hiring!  While we could have gone ALL white, we chose a sandy colored backsplash.  It makes a really nice transition between the white cabinets and the venetian gold granite countertops and is a timeless choice that adds a little more personality to the space.  The metal barstools add a fun industrial touch.

white kitchen cabinets remodel

This dining space was a new addition.  It is a VERY small space, with a French door that opens to the backyard there on the left, the island in the front, the wall in the back, and a built-in desk area to the right.  Historically it had just been left open and empty as this is a highly trafficked area, but it was too big of a space to just be left alone.  I suggested adding a light fixture in the center of the space, to create a little eat-in dining nook.  With a petite table and cute painted chairs, it took this empty, awkward space to a cute, functional space for breakfast, homework and crafts. 🙂

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

You can find many of the items used to style this kitchen here:

barstools

blue chairs

chandelier

recipe box

kitchen design books

Kitchen nook table

Family Room Rug

Family Room Coffee Table (similar)

Blue Family Room Pillow

accessories: HomeGoods

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen makeover remodel

white kitchen remodel

I’ve only got a few rooms left to share!  You can see the twin girls bedroom here and here, the family room is coming up next week!

Hope you’re feeling inspired to create!

Tammy

Tammy

Tammy

Owner at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. Here on Pink Peppermint Design, she aims to share creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events, as well as her life, with thousands of readers every month. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.
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10 thoughts on “Interior Design: Painting Kitchen Cabinets Light and Bright: A Kitchen Remodel”

  1. Beautiful transformation! We have the same dark cabinets and Venetian gold countertops and would love to have our cabinets painted. Could you please share the paint colors you chose for the cabinets and the walls? Thank you!

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    • Hi Kari!
      The flooring is a custom made engineered hardwood hand distressed in an espresso color. I hope that helps! 🙂
      Tammy

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  2. What color white did you use on cabinets ? Have been wanting to do this forever and we have same countertops and was afraid white wouldn’t go but yours looks great!

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