A Cabinet-Painting Idea for the Color Wary

Considering bold color in your kitchen? Painting the walls might seem too much of an allover commitment. And all of the cabinets can be just as daunting (especially if you're painting them yourself... painting cabinets is hard!). One idea for the color-wary of you:

Paint just the base cabinets! The uppers are at a height where they're in-your-face and a bold color there might be intimidating. But by keeping the uppers white or neutral and painting just the base cabinets, all of the color is low, making it a bit more "safe". If you end up loving it, you can always forge ahead and paint the uppers in the future. But starting at the base might be just what you need to take the color plunge.

Related: Black Bottoms and White Tops: Kitchens With Contrast

(Images: Life in Grace, Southern Living, GardenWeb)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.