After working with a couple of different brands and finishes now, I absolutely think that the best paint for kitchen cabinets is the Sherwin Williams kitchen formula. As long as you sand the units down pretty well first, you don't need to prime them and you only need a couple of coats of your paint color before you have the best kitchen cabinets you have ever seen. We used this particular paint for this gorgeous grey and white kitchen and could not be more pleased with how it turned out. The units look brand new and have actually held up very well over the past few months despite our dogs and small children. Don't be afraid to get inspired by pictures of painted kitchen cabinets because they are definitely very doable, budget friendly and durable if you use the Sherwin Williams paint.
My contractor recommended Sherwin Williams as the best paint for kitchen cabinets because he said that the shade range was extremely extensive and that it is easy to apply and maintain versus some of the other Lowe's specific brands like Valspar. In an attempt to save some money on our home remodeling project, my wife and I are taking on repainting kitchen cabinets rather than gutting the old units and starting new. We were both inspired by this gorgeous rustic style mountain house, especially the navy and natural stone kitchen. Our goal is to recreate this look by adding wooden beams to our ceiling, a stone backsplash and painting the cabinets. I think that a subtle navy like this would be the best paint for cabinets like ours that have some wear and tear, but are overall in really good shape.
My clients ask me time and time again to guide them on the best paint for kitchen cabinets, and I hate to say it but there really isn't a top brand in my opinion. Some of my colleagues will say that the best brand of paint for kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams or even Benjamin Moore because they offer kitchen-specific formulas that are designed to withstand the harsh conditions and heavy cleaning of these rooms. While this is definitely a true concept, I honestly think that you can get away with using just about any brand that has the color you like, as long as you prep your cabinets well (sanding and primer) and clean them carefully. If you are worried about maintenance, painting kitchen cabinets white like this gorgeous home is probably your best bet because they are easiest to clean and touch up if need be.
I know that some people are going to argue with me on this, but I think that the best paint for kitchen cabinets is hands down, by far a grey shade like this. Whether you are a lover of all things contemporary like I am, or if you prefer more traditional decor, a gray and white kitchen is a classic theme that will never go out of style and blends well with pretty much and design theme you could think of. These photos are actually of my personal kitchen, so you can see that I practice what I preach when it comes to home design. The gray kitchen cabinets give my traditional style home a more modern edge, especially when paired with chrome fixtures, a unique purple pendant light, and funky barstools at the island.
Does anybody know of the best paint for kitchen cabinets that are done in a glazed finish like this? I am not sure if I need to buy a specific brand or product, or simply sand it down as far as I possibly can. I was going to ask my contractor what kind of paint to use on kitchen cabinets, but we want to do the work ourselves so I didn't want to insult him by getting free advice so to speak. I think that, while it is very outdated, our kitchen has a ton of potential and the cabinets were obviously very expensive for whomever originally had them installed. With marble countertops and some of the painting kitchen cabinets ideas I have seen done in a crisp white shade, I think that this place could be absolutely gorgeous.
I have worked with a lot of products throughout my career as a contractor specializing in remodels, and I think that the best paint for kitchen cabinets is definitely Benjamin Moore Kitchen and Bath Paint. Their color selection is incredible and it is easy to coat and so durable. I always encourage homeowners to consider painting kitchen cabinets if they are looking outdated or worn rather than replacing them completely, because it is such a money saver. You would never notice that the tan contemporary style units in this home are actually originally from the 1980s because of the fresh coat of durable new paint on them.