Should I Paint the Insides of My Cabinets?

Should I Paint the Insides of My Cabinets?

Faith Durand
Apr 14, 2011

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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