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What's the Right White For Kitchen Cabinets?

If you’re looking to hire a kitchen cabinet refinisher to paint your kitchen cabinets, you may be aware that white is a color that never goes out of style. It’s been popular for decades, and throughout several surveys today, it’s still considered a top choice for homeowners.

White evokes feelings of positivity. It’s also a color that helps make your kitchen feel clean and more spacious. So, if you’re thinking about this ever-popular color choice for your cabinets, you should know that there are a lot of different shades of white out there, and we’re here to help break down some of those variations to help you make your final decision.

No doubt it’s difficult sometimes to separate the different shades of white, so we’ve listed some tips to ask yourself and remember when making your final choice.

There are many undertones

If you look at different white samples and isolate them, the subtle differences may not look glaring to you. However, as you compare each sample to the others, you will see how flexible each of them can be.

Whites can have hints of brown, yellow, green or pink, and this can change how your cabinets blends with the décor in your kitchen. When you place samples in your room, put them close together so you can see these subtleties. Then, you can be better armed to make your final decision and select the perfect shade for you.


Check out all of the surrounding elements of your kitchen. You can look at your appliances, countertops, floors, backsplash, and wall paint to get an idea of how your new shade of white cabinets will blend with each of them. Your cabinets will either complement or clash with these surroundings.

Pure white goes well with a lot of different surroundings because it is so neutral. With this particular shade, you will complement most of the lighter and darker hues of your kitchen. If you are looking at a white that has undertones of green, though, it probably isn’t going to complement cherry wood floors.

check out the lighting IN YOUR KITCHEN

Light affects how we perceive color, and that's the case when it comes to white. Some people like low lighting, for a cozier feel to their kitchen, while other people like a lot of natural light streaming into their room. Decide which kind of light you love and what you already have in your space. Purer whites work well with a lot of natural light, because it helps to accentuate the brightness of the kitchen. If you like a lower light, cozier feel, you’re probably going to want to choose something other than say, snow white.


Remember, if you’re in Upstate South Carolina, and you’d like to have your cabinets refinished, give us a call at Greenville Refinishing. We can help you choose the perfect shade of white for your remodel, or any other color you’d like. We offer a free in-home quote for a top notch, professional job. After all, we are Upstate South Carolina’s premier cabinet refinishers. If you’d like to see photos of our work, click here to see our gallery. Give us a call at 864-252-5106. You’ll be glad you did!



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