9 Inspiring Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers (Before and After)

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Everyone knows that a kitchen is never fully dressed without some grade A cabinetry, and luckily, that's not too difficult of a feat to accomplish in your DIY home decor projects! Your kitchen cabinets can be completely made over by simply giving them a paint job or replacing their hardware. Don't buy it? Take a look at how painted kitchen cabinets completely changed these unimpressive rooms into spectacular and bright homes for some amazing kitchen makeovers!

1. Like Night and Day

kitchen cabinets makeover

Project via Marian @ Miss Mustard Seed

This kitchen is completely unrecognizable after its whitewash paint job! Before, it was dim and unappetizing, but now, who wouldn't want to eat a family dinner --or even cook or clean up after a family dinner-- in a stunning place like this?

2. Refreshingly Bright

kitchen cabinets makeover -Refreshingly Bright

Project via Jennifer @ Clean and Scentsible

Even though it's functionally and spatially the same, this kitchen looks like a whole new room, thanks to new countertops and, most noticeably, newly painted cabinets. Somehow, even though the structure didn't change, these cabinets in white look much more stately and impressive than their former, darker selves.

3. Bold Contrast

kitchen cabinets makeover - Bold Contrast

Project via Erin @ Magenta & Lime

This kitchen proves that you're not limited to white when you're looking to improve your cabinets -- it's simply about balance. Even though these cabinets were given a darker coat, the bold contrast with the countertops and backsplash create great depth and an instantly impressive space!

4. From Glaring to Glowing

kitchen cabinets makeover - From Glaring to Glowing

Project via Jessica @ Dear Emmeline

With a yellow wood floor and cabinets to match, this kitchen was stuck in the past, not to mention a bit much to take in. But thanks to some well placed contrast, now, new glossy dark floors bring out the bright tones of the white cabinets, making the whole kitchen look ten times more modern, despite the fact that the appliances are exactly the same!

5. Complementing Tones

kitchen cabinets makeover - Complementing Tones

Project via Andrea @ Decorating Cents

Warm chocolate cabinets with industrial style new hardware are a great way to go if you're looking to upgrade your kitchen. Just look at how this plain and drab kitchen got a glam upgrade, no gutting or replacing necessary!

6. White and Grey Match

Project via Eliesa @ Pinterest Addict

This kitchen may not have begun with its best foot forward, but at least it had a nice amount of contrast, which is why when it was given a light and bright makeover, some shadowing had to be added. Grey counter cabinets help ground this white kitchen perfectly, making it subtle, delicate, and a pleasure to look at.

7. Swapping Colors

Project via Ashley @ Cherished Bliss

Love your color scheme but still feel like something's off? Maybe you've got the right colors in the wrong places! This kitchen got a bright, bold new face, by swapping the wood and the white, to create a white kitchen with only minimal wood detailing. Even though the vintage hardware, lighting, and the cute chippy sign are great touches, this cottage kitchen is all thanks to some repainted cabinets!

8. Wood to White

Project via Anna @ Ask Anna

Sometimes the perfect cabinet makeover means removing the cabinet completely, and replacing it with open shelving. Open shelving might not be a great idea for all of your kitchen storage, but a small section, combined with a bright new paint job, creates light, open space, and interesting architecture in your home.

9. White and Tile and Grey All Over

Project via Kristin @ Yellow Bliss Road

Though the kitchen colors tied together well enough in the original kitchen area, replacing the old wood tones with white and grey gave this space a timely upgrade, while still keeping the floor tile colors relevant -- now, that's the eye of a decorator!

Are you planning a kitchen makeover? What color scheme were you planning on using? Share your plans below, so we can cheer you on!

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  • Michelle Michelle on Jan 23, 2020

    Is it better to stain kitchen cabinets a dark color or paint a dark color

  • Stephen Stephen on Apr 27, 2022

    I have painted white cabinets in this home we bought and I want something different. Anyone have an idea to help me.

  • Tabitha Murphy Tabitha Murphy on May 08, 2022

    My cabinets are stained a dark color can I paint a light color over them?

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