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Painting Kitchen Cabinets with Benjamin Moore

Sep 16, 2021 | Household Tips

Extending the life of your existing kitchen cabinets is a lot easier than replacing them. Painting kitchen cabinets with Benjamin Moore’s in any one of their 3,500+ colors gives your kitchen a bold new character and a smooth, furniture-like finish. It’s time to bring the high impact of color to the heart of your kitchen.



Picking the color

When considering new color for your cabinets, look to materials like the countertop, backsplash, fixtures, and flooring. Let these color cues inspire a new color for your cabinets.

Consider bringing some drama to your cabinetry with a deep color, or a more saturated color on your cabinets in any level of glossy sheen can maximize shine and create an elegant look.

You can select just a portion of your cabinetry to highlight with a deeper color while balancing the combination with more classic kitchen hues like off-white or putty.


Sheen is important

Be sure to consider sheen when selecting a color for each surface you are painting in your kitchen. You can create a subtle–yet striking–effect with color by choosing one hue but using that color in different sheen levels on each surface. For example, use a low sheen such as matte or eggshell on the walls, then opt for a semi-gloss or high-gloss sheen on the cabinets. The way light reflects off each surface will create understated contrast, even though you are only painting with one color.



Crucial Components

When looking to refinish your cabinets, look for the following features in a specialty cabinet paint:

  • Exceptional application and feel
  • Outstanding coverage and hide
  • A hard, furniture-quality finish
  • Low-VOC, even after tinting
  • Availability in thousands of colors

Look for surface flexibility—the best kitchen cabinet paints are suitable for oak, cherry, mahogany, maple, and fabricated woods, Formica® laminate, and other High-pressure surface materials.

As a waterborne interior alkyd–unlike traditional oil-based paints–ADVANCE is super easy to apply and can be cleaned up with soap and water. These features and more make it truly unique.




Let us help you find your perfect color at one of our locations. The expert Employee-Owners in our paint department will help you get the ready products for your project.


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