Asked on May 22, 2019

What do you think about painting my camper trailer cabinets dark grey?

Josh EggerSiropavFlipturn


5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on May 22, 2019

    I love dark grey but it may feel a bit closed in. Perhaps dark grey lowers and a lighter grey for uppers.

  • If you love it, do it. I personally am not a fan of gray except for accents as to me it is institutional, cold and unwelcoming. But this is about you, not me. If you use gray, brighten up other areas and use color so that it doesn't end up looking like a dark cave - unless that's the look you are going for. It is your space, and regardless of what others think, you should do what makes you happy.

  • Flipturn
    on May 23, 2019

    It is a lot of work to paint any cabinets. What are the cabinets made out of, and finished with? The outcome of this project partially depends on the type of wood that the cabinets were originally built with, and their quality.

    It is very important to follow all the recommended steps, with no short cuts, and use quality tools and materials. Even so, the results do not always meet with expectations.

  • Siropav
    on May 25, 2019

    I live in an RV...the lighter the paint, the better, unless you want to use a lot of electric lights. The dark colors tend to make enclosed spaces look like caves and will cost a bundle to light up once the sun goes down. If you use lighter colors, you will save some money. Good luck!

  • Josh Egger
    on Jun 23, 2019

    So i went gray for the color of my RV cabinets (peppered grey chalk paint) after my sister's recommendation after seeing the dark dirt stains above my door knobs, light switches, sinks.

    It absolutely makes my 30ft North Forester look rink-A-dinky small. I do believe i feel just a wee bit claustrophobic watching T.V. in my bathroom i must say.

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