I've been a fan of painting kitchen cabinets for many years. I first painted an entire kitchen for a design segment on CBC back many years ago. Since then I've painted a few of my own kitchens too. In the kitchen above, I bought store bought cabinets in a brown wooden finish and I painted them dark grey. It was one of those big box sales, where I could buy all the cabinets for a certain price, so I picked them up because they were very inexpensive. But I didn't like the 'espresso' finish they came in, so I had them installed and set out to change them. At this time most people thought I was crazy to paint brand new cabinets but I had no doubt at all. The cabinets looks like this when I bought them.
I used an oil paint (which you could still buy a few years ago) and had it tinted to match Ralph Lauren Palais Royale.
Here it is right after I painted and have the knobs on but no pulls.
I was really inspired by this image, I liked the dark grey lowers and white uppers.
These cabinets are white, but I've always really liked the style of this kitchen. Definitely has a look I enjoy!