She says the most common colors people choose are white or antique white, which is made by putting a light chocolate glaze over white paint, giving it an aged look."I try to see what they've done with the colors in their kitchen," she says."White goes with everything because you can go with a warmer or cooler (hue).Being the frugal DIYer that I am, I just couldn’t stomach paying someone to do this project for us, and I knew Ted was handy (and patient) enough to tackle a future remodel – so I waited it out.
But resist the temptation to get something too personal or cutesy.
The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up.
"Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says.3. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says.
We couldn’t believe how much brighter the kitchen had become.
COUNTERTOPS We wanted new granite (or similar) countertops, but with a new roof, a baby on the way, a home refi (and a few other larger expenses) we just couldn’t swing it.