Cabinet Painting and Refinishing

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

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Have you been staring at your dull and outdated kitchen cabinets, wondering how to breathe new life into your space?  Unless they are severely damaged or broken, replacing them is both costly and unnecessary. A better option is to have your cabinets painted and replace your existing hardware with a newer, more updated style.

At Horner Painting, we believe that a fresh coat of paint is a game-changer when it comes to transforming your kitchen cabinets. Not only can it hide nicks and scratches but it’s an easy way to create a completely custom look without paying the high cost of replacement custom cabinets.

Ready to achieve that stunning kitchen you've always dreamed of? Keep reading for some inspiration and then contact the Fort Collins cabinet painters you can trust to make your vision a reality – call Horner Painting to start your journey towards a vibrant and updated kitchen.

White: Clean and Timeless

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Luxurious white kitchen with large island

Painting your kitchen cabinets white can dramatically brighten your space, giving it a fresh, clean look. White cabinets provide a neutral backdrop allowing you plenty of room to experiment with different color palettes in your kitchen decor. They create an illusion of space and enhance the light in your kitchen, making it appear larger and more inviting.

Dark and Bold

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Rich dark painted cabinets in kitchen

Considering a dark color for painting your kitchen cabinets can be a game-changing decision. Dark colors, contrary to popular belief, can make a powerful and stylish statement in a kitchen. They offer a wealth of versatility and can vary from smoky tones of gray to deep blues, or even classic black.

Choosing a dark color adds depth, luxury character, and sophistication to your kitchen's aesthetic. Especially when combined with lighter walls and flooring, dark cabinets can actually warm up a room. As an added benefit, the darker the cabinets, the less likely they will show marks and scratches. Therefore, if you have an active lifestyle with kids or pets, you may find that darker cabinets are a better fit.


If you're seeking a trendy, contemporary twist, we recommend considering a two-tone color scheme. This design approach involves painting the upper and lower cabinets in different colors, adding an intriguing visual dimension to your kitchen.

With the two-tone approach, the combinations are practically endless, but it's essential to select colors that harmonize with the rest of your kitchen's decor for a cohesive look. For example, you might select a subtle, light color such as cream or white for your upper cabinets, while opting for a dramatic darker hue—like navy blue or rich chestnut—for the lower cabinets. This not only creates a visually appealing contrast but it also helps ground your space and adds depth and dimension to your kitchen.

Get Creative With Color

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Bright red kitchen cabinets

Choosing bright, non-traditional colors for your cabinets can refresh your kitchen, enliven your home, and reflect your personal style. The color yellow, for instance, is known for its uplifting effects, offering a cheerful and welcoming vibe. If you have a smaller kitchen, a light shade of yellow can create an illusion of a larger, airier space. Alternatively, you might consider green for a fresh, calming, and natural vibe. For a bolder look, red can create an energetic and appetizing mood, making it perfect for the kitchen.

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