Low VOC Paint for Sustainable and Inexpensive Kitchen Cabinet Remodeling

Screen shot 2015-03-19 at 10.53.39 AM There is no denying that kitchen cabinets add their own brand of appeal and vibrancy to a home. In fact, they are the most valuable piece of furniture in your kitchen, and help ensure that it stays functional, organized and attractive at the same time. Anyone striving to make their kitchen cabinets more pleasing to the eye, while reducing waste and maintaining good indoor air quality, simply needs to look at few ways to help enhance their natural appeal. A good way of doing so is by refinishing your cabinets with a fresh coat of low VOC paint to make it look as good as new.

Whether you are attempting to revive old custom cabinets or glamorize cheap kitchen cabinets, painting them offers a safe, affordable, and sustainable alternative to complete replacement. Other than being economical, paints are also easy to change or update in the future. When it comes to painting your kitchen cabinets, there are two things that you need to keep in mind, that of color and technique.

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The visual appeal of a newly painted kitchen cabinet lies heavily on your choice of color. If you are unsure as to what color best suits the theme of your kitchen, then you can look for companies which offers color matching to help you visualize the right palette for your cabinets.

As a general rule, traditional homes are more suitable for colors that range among the classic tones of white and cream or you can just apply varnish to enhance your cabinet’s wood exterior. But if you are looking for a more countrified look, then do not veer away from the calming earth tones of brown, green and gray. Newer designs have paved the way for more adventurous hues that sets off an incredibly modern and sophisticated look. You can try matching dark with light tones or even go for a risky metallic ensemble.

Whatever your color choice is, just be sure that it helps give your kitchen cabinets an extra boost of appeal, and choose a tone that does not clash with the over all look of your home.

Technique

Whether you have overly large or standard cabinet sizes, the trick to ensuring that they are refinished correctly lies in your painting technique. Keep in mind that as cabinets are manufactured with different materials, not all of them are suited for paints. With the right technique, even the most difficult and dull of kitchen cabinets can flourish back to life. The basic painting techniques includes prepping the material then adding on a coat of primer before you start to brush on your paint. If you are unsure of your own handy skills, then it would be best to leave it to the pros who can best do the job.