Kitchen Painting Projects – Before and After

KITCHEN PAINTING PROJECTS  –  BEFORE and AFTER

We love “before and after” kitchen painting transformations!  Scroll down for design notes and helpful colors.  These projects are why we love what we do!

 

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Painted kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White, black island in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 Onyx, Paper Moon Painting, cabinet painters
Outdated kitchen cabinets before being painted in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White

This stunning remodel by Haven Design and Construction was the second-most saved kitchen on Houzz in 2018! Perimeter cabinets are Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White” (painted by the cabinet maker), and the black island and range hood were painted by us in Benjamin Moore BM 2133-10 “Onyx”.  A perfect two-tone kitchen!

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Kitchen cabinet refinishing in Benjamin Moore OC-118 Snowfall White, Zilker, Paper Moon Painting Austin TX
BEFORE pic from right, Kitchen cabinet refinishing in Benjamin Moore OC-118 Snowfall White

This Zilker kitchen in South Austin feels bright, fresh and updated after painting the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s OC-118, “Snowfall White”.  We did this for Deborah Main Designs,  The Pillow Goddess, as part of her One Room Challenge for Better Homes and Gardens.  To see the complete transformation, check out her blog!

Photo by The Pillow Goddess

Rollingwood TX kitchen cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore HC170 Stonington Gray, HC154 Hale Navy, Paper Moon Painting Austin
Rollingwood TX kitchen cabinets before being painted

This kitchen in Rollingwood TX shows two cabinet colors to perfection.  Our Austin team painted the upper cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s HC-170, “Stonington Gray”, and the lowers and island in HC-154, “Hale Navy”.  The long expanse of cabinetry is now soothing and sophisticated, not just a wall of orange stained woodwork.

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Green kitchen cabinet painting, Benjamin Moore 469 Backwoods, Ikea cabinetry, East Austin, Texas
BEFORE pic of East Austin kitchen, cabinets painted green, Paper Moon Painting

East Austin style, done to perfection!  We painted these IKEA cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s “Backwoods”.  Notice how the homeowner removed the extra upper cabinets and tile backsplash, to make this kitchen that much lighter and brighter.

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Two tone kitchen in Sherwin Williams Extra White, Benjamin Moore Naples Blue, San Antonio cabinet painter
BEFORE Dark espresso stained cabinets before being painted in Extra White and Naples Blue, Stone Oak, TX

These homeowners love this rich, luscious deep teal color, which matches the silk velvet chairs in their adjoining dining room.  We love their bold sense of style!  Island painted in Benjamin Moore’s “Naples Blue”.  Outer cabinets in Sherwin Williams “Extra White” keep the space light and fresh.

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Hacienda style kitchen walls and cabinets painted white
Hacienda kitchen BEFORE being painted white, before and after

One of the most dramatic transformations by Abode Interior Design!  This hacienda-style Spanish kitchen was oversaturated with dated colors.  Gina Roth of Abode brought us in to help update the whole space, cabinets and all, in this fresh, lovely white.  Love the hammered copper sink and the two island countertops!

Photo by Jennifer Siu-Rivera.

Kitchen cabinets painted in Sherwin Williams SW 7006 Extra White, Paper Moon Painting
White kitchen cabinets before being painted by Paper Moon Painting

A bright, modern update!  We love this kitchen’s fresh, retro vibe.  Even if your cabinets were just a bit “blah” but not abysmally dark beforehand, a fresh color can make all the difference.

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Off-white kitchen cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore OC-17 White Dove, Sherwin Williams 9138 Stardew, Paper Moon Painting, San Antonio TX
Kitchen BEFORE getting cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore White Dove n Sherwin Williams Stardew, Paper Moon Painting, San Antonio TX

In addition to updating the flooring, counters and pendant lights, this homeowner had us paint her kitchen perimeter cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s “White Dove”, and the island in Sherwin Williams’ “Stardew”.  Design selections by Cindy Newman of Creative Consulting in Dallas, Texas.  It’s a whole new space!

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Black and white traditional kitchen, lower cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore Onyx, uppers in custom white, Paper Moon Painting, Austin
BEFORE pic of kitchen cabinets painted black and white, Paper Moon Painting, Austin

A gorgeous, “updated traditional” kitchen, done in black and white.  Notice how the homeowner tiled all the way up the wall!  We painted the upper cabinets in a custom white, and the lowers in Benjamin Moore’s “Onyx”.  The homeowner’s father hand-made the leaded-glass cabinet doors on the right!

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Alamo Heights kitchen cabinets painted by Paper Moon Painting in custom white
Alamo Heights kitchen remodel in progress

An excellent kitchen remodel by Troy Jessee Construction and Kate Kingman Interiors.  We painted these cabinets in a lovely custom white lacquer.  Furthermore, the brick floors and handmade tile backsplash give this kitchen a sense of history and authenticity we love!

Photo by Matthew Niemann Photography.

Kitchen cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore Cloud White and Tweed Coat, San Antonio TX
Orange stained cabinets before being painted

Rarely have we seen a kitchen look so completely orange!  We painted the cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-130 “Cloud White”, the island in BM CSP-85 “Tweed Coat”, and the homeowner installed a white subway tile backsplash (and carried it all the way to the ceiling above the sink, on our recommendation!).

Blue and white kitchen cabinets painted by Paper Moon Painting, Austin, Sherwin Williams Ice Cube and Indigo Batik
Blue and white kitchen cabinets BEFORE being painted

Another stunning example of what an incredible difference cabinet painting (and walls!) can make.  Here our Austin branch painted the upper cabinets in Sherwin Williams 6252 “Ice Cube”, and the lowers in SW 7602 “Indigo Batik”.  And we love the blue glass subway tile backsplash!

Green and white kitchen cabinets painted in BM Greenwich Village and SW Alabaster, Paper Moon Painting contractor, Austin
Green and white kitchen BEFORE painting

Green and white cabinets!  Our Austin color consultant Carlie Williamson helped this Hyde Park homeowner select Sherwin Williams’ “Alabaster” for the upper cabinets, and Benjamin Moore’s “Greenwich Village” for the lower cabinets, including the adorable island (an estate sale find). What a great example of what paint can do!

White cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore BM OC-45 Swiss Coffee, Paper Moon Painting
Dark oak kitchen before being painted by Paper Moon Painting

This entire house was painted in dark, outdated greens and burgundies.  Also, it didn’t help matters that the cabinets were this heavy golden oak.  We painted the walls in Benjamin Moore BM “Ballet White” and the cabinets in BM OC-45 “Swiss Coffee” – the perfect soft white for kitchens with a natural stone backsplash like this travertine.

White kitchen, painted cabinets, Sherwin Williams SW 7005 Pure White, cabinet painter
Knotty alder cabinets before being painted by Paper Moon Painting

This homeowner had already updated the counters and backsplash beforehand, but the new marble countertops and subway tile weren’t enough to give this kitchen the fresh, white look our client wanted.  We painted the cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 7005 “Pure White” – perfection!  There’s another view of the cabinets on our San Antonio Cabinet gallery page.

Kitchen cabinet painting in Benjamin Moore BM HC-166 Kendall Charcoal, Lakeway, Texas
Tuscan stained kitchen BEFORE

This Lakeway home near Austin screamed “outdated Tuscan” style – especially the red stained cabinets.  We painted them in Benjamin Moore HC-166 “Kendall Charcoal”, in a flat sheen (most cabinets are done in satin or semi-gloss).  This deep, rich color looks stunning in a high gloss, but we love how the softness of the flat sheen gives this kitchen a custom, sophisticated style.

Painted kitchen cabinets in Sherwin Williams SW 9171 Felted Wool by Paper Moon Painting, Austin painter
Cherry cabinets before being painted in Sherwin Williams SW 9171, Felted Wool

These cabinets were a very strong red tone that didn’t go at all with the homeowner’s light, fresh aesthetic.  Austin interior design firm Triple Heart Design selected the Sherwin Williams color SW 9171 “Felted Wool”, which we painted on the cabinets in a soft, satin lacquer.

White cabinets painted in Benjamin Moore OC-117 Simply White, Paper Moon Painting, Austin
Dark stained cabinets before painting

We love the visual impact of updating a backsplash like this homeowner did – it occupies so much vertical space, it’s the second-most impactful change you can make after painting your cabinets.  For those, designer Julie Risman of the Inside Story Design selected Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-117 “Simply White”, which is just soft and warm enough to coordinate with the backsplash and countertops.

White kitchen cabinets, Paper Moon Painting, Austin cabinet painter
Maple cabinets before being painted

The new hexagonal backsplash tile in this kitchen, along with the classic white we painted on the cabinets, honor this historic home’s “fresh vintage” vibe.  Carrying the tile all the way to the ceiling and casing out the window is a nice design touch.

White painted cabinets in Benjamin Moore BM OC-117 Simply White, Austin cabinet painting
Dark cabinets before being painted in BM Simply White

Removing the heavy overhanging light fixture/overhead storage made a huge difference in this kitchen!  So did painting the dark stained cabinets in Benjamin Moore’s BM OC-117 “Simply White” – a popular color with our kitchens!

Kitchen painting Benjamin Moore OC-117 BM Simply White, island Silver Mink, walls Revere Pewter
Pine cabinets before being painted

These yellow pine cabinets were painted in Benjamin Moore BM OC-117 “Simply White”, the island in BM 1586 “Silver Mink”, and the walls in BM HC-172 “Revere Pewter”.  In this case, the backsplash was also the original pine, so we painted that as well.

Formerly golder oak cabinets toned darker by Paper Moon Painting, cabinet painter
Golden oak cabinets before being toned darker by Paper Moon Painting

These dated cabinets sure put the “gold” in “golden oak”. The homeowner wanted to retain the stained wood look.  So rather than paint them a solid color, we toned the cabinets with sheer layers of dark tinted lacquer, to achieve the look of darker stained wood without the lengthy mess of having to strip the cabinets.  Much better!

White painted glazed kitchen cabinets by Paper Moon Painting
Dark espresso cabinets before being painted and glazed

This homeowner wanted her cabinets glazed in a soft white, to soften the hard look of the wall of cabinets.  The kitchen felt truly cave-like before, but painting the cabinets in an off-white (lighter than the desired final look), then glazing them with a soft gray-brown glaze, made it feel welcoming and open.

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Pro painter spraying a cabinet door for kitchen painting project, Alamo Heights

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