Once, I accepted the fact that our kitchen was going to stay this color, I had to decide what small changes we could make to improve the look of the space and ideas to update oak kitchen cabinets. This was not that much of a stretch since turquoise and blue are a main color way in the last home, but bringing that color into the kitchen really helped the orange look nicer.Besides a few of the things I showed you that we did just to live in the space, I also tiled the back splash including a half wall as an accent for more interest and lastly adding some architectural character to the existing cabinets. We received our new family room rug the same day that we had the carpets cleaned, so while waiting for the carpets to dry, I rolled it out in our living room. Okay so what not a good before and after with out a hideous before?How the Realtor said we couldn't paint our cabinets because we had chosen to rent the house and the painting them would not be the best choice.And the cabinets are only 10 years old, so they were not worth replacing , cheap though they may be.
While it’s a quick fix, there are a lot of other simple and inexpensive things you can do.
If your kitchen has good bones but simply looks tired, painting your cabinets can be just what the doctor ordered.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.
) we don’t really even I’d go for high contrast on the walls. More traditional colors like yellow-gold or red can tend to make oak cabinets even more yellow but a deep gray will tone that down.
All of it goes against the traditional oak cabinets, and it somehow all works. Changing outdated lighting is a quick way to update your kitchen.