Published by Roxane Wesley, Aug 04, 2016
As an integral part of a kitchen and a place to have many home projects done, cabinets should be designed in a style and color that you love. If you want your cabinets to go with many styles and theme, consider to paint them in antique white.
A creamy, antique, or bone white is a perfect neutral choice that will complement your kitchen cabinets, no matter the style you’ve chosen. Antique white kitchen cabinets a marvelous vibe in your kitchen and are an extraordinary approach to bring the calmness in. If you don’t want to make your old cabinets look too outdated, try faux finishes to enhance it.
So, you have decided to paint your cabinets in antique white, but now being overwhelmed with so many different shades of white available on the market. One simple hint is, a stark or cold white goes very well with modern-style kitchen with bold colors, while antique shades will beautifully enhance a vintage-style or country kitchen. You can also refer to the other colors in your kitchen, such as furniture, the island, the wall, then choose the white that works along with them well.
If you like to leave things neutral, paint all of your cabinets in antique white. You can also paint the bottom part in white and use granite or marble for the top of the cabinets. But if you want to add a stylish spark of a statement, you can paint the top of the cabinets white, and the bottom part in other colors such as red, blue, gray, or green.
To make a more antique look, you can do glazing and distressing. Apply a glaze mixture using a paint brush or foam brush to add glazed effects on the surface of the cabinets. You can repeat the process until you get the desired look.
For a shabby chic kitchen, the distressed finish will be a perfect technique as it makes your cabinets look older than they really are. In the distressing process, roughen your cabinets up using a key create lines and indentations. You can also use another metal tool to create signs of wear and imperfections. Sanding will also give them a worn look, especially when the cabinets are painted.
You can also use crackling medium to create an old paint and sun-cracked look. Apply the chemical onto the surface of your antique kitchen cabinets, then let it dry. You’ll be surprised and happy with the result!