Should I Paint the Insides of My Cabinets?

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Q: My husband and I are getting ready to update our dark 1970's kitchen cabinets by painting them white and adding modern pulls.

But I have no idea what to do to the insides! Do I leave them alone? Paint them white? Paint them a different color? Contact paper? What are some creative ways to treat and update the insides of our kitchen cabinets?

Sent by Kim

Editor: Kim, we've painted the insides of cabinets and it's not so fun. It's a lot of work! But to open up the cabinets and see a pop of color is very rewarding. What about painting the insides a bright blue, or yellow?

Readers, any tips for painting, or not painting?


Related: Good Question: How Can I Re-Decorate My Kitchen Around My Country Cabinets?

(Images: Kim via email)

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.