Pop of Color in Your Kitchen

4 Materials
6 Hours

One way to give a little pop of color in your kitchen is to paint your island a fun color. My friend wanted it a blue and we found a pretty color on Pinterest. It’s called Benjamin Moore Van Courtland Blue. It’s such a pretty color. She got Valspar paint from Lowe’s and had them color match it to the Benjamin Moore color. We got a satin sheen. The glossier sheen you get, the likelihood of Imperfections will show. Flat sheen tends to not be glossy enough and is difficult to clean. Before I started painting, I took off all the doors and hardware and put them in ziploc bags. I then used a sanding block to scruff it up a little. I didn’t have to use primer since it was already painter cabinets. I used a small roller and brush to apply the paint. Each brand of paint is different and this one said it was dry after 30 min but to wait 2 hours to apply another coat, which is what I did. Once I applied 3 coats, I let everything dry and then put the cabinet doors back on island. Once I was done with that, I found brass hardware that I liked better, so I put those back one. I love how it turned out.

3. Before

4. Took off the drawers

5. First coat

I taped this part off, but I found I’m sloppier when I use tape. So, I didn’t use it anywhere else.

We didnt choose this color. It’s good to get samples to make sure you like it in your house!

1 sample

7. First coat

8. First coat on the doors
2. Sample
9. Deciding on hardware

10. After

Suggested materials:

  • Paint  (Lowes)
  • Knobs  (Lowes)
  • Paint brush  (Lowes)
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  • CA
    on Nov 19, 2020

    What 'type' of paint is this? Did you use cabinet enamel? Thanks!

    • I just did this and used Lowes Cabinet paint, it was easy to work with and you don't have to prime or sand if your cabs are in good clean condition! I used a Sherwin Williams color with this paint, SW2810 Rookwood Sash Green a old exterior color! It goes great with the SW Hazel in my family room.

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  • Vicci fain
    Vicci fain
    on Nov 14, 2020

    What color is this? I love it.

  • Joanie
    on Dec 17, 2020

    It looks lovely to me.........only I would move the stainless steel garbage can at the end of the kitchen Island. You prep and cook there........you want that can there......that's it, it is beautiful!!

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