Updating oak cabinets

If painting cabinets white and updating countertops and a new backsplash aren’t in the budget or your husband refuses to paint perfectly good oak cabinets, you’re not alone.Behind many computer screens are hopes and dreams, even my own, but it’s not always a reality.

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These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.

Now before we get into the guts n’ the glory, you need to figure out what style of cabinets you have…

So, if you are truly wanting to ‘update’, then you’ll want to restain with a darker, more modern stain colour OR neutralize it with a lighter, more natural stain that doesn’t have the orange/yellow tone.

) we don’t really even I’d go for high contrast on the walls. More traditional colors like yellow-gold or red can tend to make oak cabinets even more yellow but a deep gray will tone that down.

All of it goes against the traditional oak cabinets, and it somehow all works. Changing outdated lighting is a quick way to update your kitchen.

Here’s one that’s similar to the pendants in the above photo: Are you living with oak cabinets?

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