Using Paint to Update a Room

In the Kitchen

Kitchens may be the room in your home that look dated the fastest – but with a sturdy, glossy paint and a durable primer, you can give your kitchen a full makeover by painting the cabinets instead of installing new. Turn basic maple into a modern white, or paint a reddish cherry stain black for maximum impact. You can even pair different colors on your upper and lower cabinets – like a dark sage green below and a pale cream above, or two shades of your favorite blue – for an instant (and low-cost) update.