7 of the Best Painted Cabinet Redos We Saw Last Year

updated Jan 22, 2021
We independently select these products—if you buy from one of our links, we may earn a commission. All prices were accurate at the time of publishing.
Before: dark wood kitchen with beige floors

It’s no secret that kitchen renovation costs can quickly add up, so many savvy DIYers have taken things into their own hands. A fresh coat of paint on your kitchen cabinets can be just as effective as brand-new cabinets — not to mention it can save you thousands of dollars. While painting your kitchen cabinets is not all sunshine and rainbows, when done correctly (and with a lot of patience!), they make a stunning statement.

Need more convincing? Get inspired by the 7 best painted cabinet redos we saw in 2020.

Credit: RoomPlays
1 / 2

1. A $500 Kitchen Redo Proves How Far Little Changes Can Go

When Deboshree Dutta of RoomPlays and her husband first received quotes for their kitchen renovation, they ranged from $18,000 to $50,000. To save money, the couple opted to DIY the entire renovation themselves — and spent only $500. The fresh white color they painted their cabinets not only saved them money, it looks like the definition of a breath of fresh air.

1 / 2

2. A Dim, Dated Kitchen Gets a Refreshing DIY Makeover for $400

This dark and dated 1960s kitchen got a serious blast into 2020 when homeowner Anna Westbury took matters into her own hands and decided to do two-toned painted cabinets: deep green (Valspar’s Treeline) on the bottom and bright white (Sherwin-Williams’ Extra White) up top.

Credit: Tina Bousu
1 / 2

3. This Gray-Cabinetted Kitchen Is About to Get WAY More Fun

Tina Bousu had redone her kitchen only four years ago, but wasn’t happy with her gray cabinet color. This time, she opted for a pale pink (Annie Sloan’s Antoinette), and the transformation is incredible. Their painted cabinet redo proves that pale pink can be a really fun “neutral.”

Credit: Judy Pellow
1 / 2

4. Paint and Hardware Make These Kitchen Cabinets Look Brand New

This redo is a testament to the impact that a simple fresh coat of white paint and some new chic hardware can have on a dated kitchen. These homeowners had a professional painter spray the cabinets with Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and they’re thrilled with how clean and open their space feels now.

Credit: Angie Barron
1 / 2

5. This Kitchen Redo is a Perfect Blend of Modern and Traditional

Although a fresh white coat of paint can almost always make a room look chic and bright, this kitchen redo proves that a bold cabinet color choice can be just as inviting. These homeowners chose Farrow and Ball’s Hague Blue and when combined with the polished brass handles and knobs, the final look leaves the space “bold, modern, yet traditional.”

1 / 2

6. The Best Part of This Full Kitchen Reno is the Ceiling

OK, the best part of this renovation may be the ceiling, but the bold cabinet color is a close second. This project took these DIYers Arianna Danielson and her husband about nine months, and it’s packed with personality (including the choice of a dramatic deep teal for the cabinets).

1 / 2

7. These $75 Kitchen Cabinets Get an Unexpected New Life

To be fair, there is a bit more going on in this colorful DIY than just a paint change (including building and staining a new frame). But the lively paint color choice is the icing on the cake for these repurposed kitchen cabinets.

Thinking about taking on painting your own kitchen or bathroom cabinets? See how these painted cabinets held up at six months, a year, and over the course of a few years.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: 10 of the Best Painted Cabinet Redos We Saw in 2020