Updated: Aug 23, 2020
In the modern kitchen people have been moving away from the dark colors and natural cabinets of the past and in the direction of neutral colors and painted cabinets. The reason being that these color and style combinations compliment the newer appliances found in today's kitchen. What can be expected to be found in the modern kitchen are things such as granite counter tops, stainless steel back splash, stainless steel appliances, and a neutral color on cabinets such as white, gray, or creme. The brighter colors and LED lighting will often times give the illusion of a room being bigger than it actually is. And of course with cabinets taking up nearly 75% of space in a kitchen there appearance often makes the room. Which is why an old school natural or dark stained cabinets look will often darken the room and make it feel more closed off than it really is, even with the best of lighting. In addition to the better appearance, painted cabinets are much easier to maintain and clean especially if the correct product is used. Our only recommendation for a cabinet paint job is to use Satin Impervo by Benjamin Moore. It is a very versatile, durable, and beautiful product that will last you for years if not decades without ever having to do any maintenance to your cabinets. In addition this is also great if you happen to own dogs that have a bad habit of scratching your lower cabinets, this product is extremely difficult to leave scratch marks in once it has fully cured (48-72 Hours). If you are sick of your old and dated cabinets and looking to get a more modern look in your kitchen, give Busby Finishes a call for a free quote and we can help get your cabinets up to date and looking the way you envision.