Sky rockets in flight? Nope, just painted cabinet delight!

In the mid-70’s the Starland Vocal Band recorded the number one hit “Afternoon Delight”. It instantly skyrocketed up the charts with its’ strong harmonies. And while kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling may not be as glamorous as a hit song, when it comes to choosing a painted cabinet these skyrockets truly are in flight.

More and more clients are asking for painted cabinets for their kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling projects. Why have they grown so much faster than anyone imagined? We asked nationally recognized kitchen and bath industry expert

Sarah Reep ASID, IIDA, CMKBD, CMG, CAPS and Director of Designer Relations & Education for Merillat Cabinetry

about this. Here are 5 reasons the painted cabinet has “taken off”:

Contrast –

with the national explosion of sales in wood floors and darker stain colors, painted cabinetry provides the greatest contrast and visual relief to these design elements, eliminating the “too much wood” reaction.

•Smaller feels Bigger -

with home sizes and square footage reducing after the Great Recession, painted cabinetry, especially white and light colors, is a great way to ensure that smaller spaces appear larger.

The popularity of the painted cabinet

•Unified –

painted cabinetry makes a cabinet design more monolithic, seamless and sophisticated, with less variation in color or pattern.

•Decorative carte blanche –

a painted cabinet is a canvas for you to create a decorative statement for a kitchen or bathroom. It is the background of the space, enhancing walls, furniture, and fabrics.

•It’s all relative –

the colors of stone materials in tile relate well with a painted cabinet. Color pallets that feature grey as a foundational color pair better with paint tones than with some tones. This also explains why deep, dark stain finishes have also increased in sales. Dark stains minimize contract within wood grain to visually act more like a paint color, despite being a stain.

Selecting a painted cabinet for your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling opens your entire space to a world of opportunity in color, size and the statement you want to make. So when you find that finish, you better hold it tight and get ready to enjoy some painted cabinet delight!


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