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what to do with these cupboards

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onebusymum Mon 16-Nov-15 14:59:25

We have decorated our 1980's inherited kitched to be abit more modern, but im still not liking the cupboards, any suggestions what colour to paint them?

wowfudge Tue 17-Nov-15 08:27:31

Lightening it up with a light cream or a pale grey will make a huge difference. I'd also look into replacing the doors as achieving a good painted finish is time consuming.

Gatekeeper Tue 17-Nov-15 08:30:52

putty colour or soft olive green

Nicegreenhandbag Tue 17-Nov-15 08:55:52

Yep, replace the doors and get something plain and sleek to go with your lovely tiles. The current doors would still look a bit old fashioned/80's/cottage-y after painting, sorry.
Plus if you paint you'll scrub the paint off when you clean/knock the doors.

onebusymum Tue 17-Nov-15 09:23:54

Ok, thanks. Not really wanting to replace doors yet, as have the whole house to update. Also the sides will still be a dark colour.
Ill maybe look into professional painter who can paint them

PrimalLass Tue 17-Nov-15 11:09:34

Painting them won't be that hard. I'd use a few coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint or General Finishes milk paint, sand with really fine sandpaper, then use a very good varnish on top. We are about to use this varnish on our floors as it is supposed to be really hard wearing and very easy to apply (with a sponge or cloth rather than a brush).

onebusymum Tue 17-Nov-15 11:38:17

Thanks I will look at it, we have a grey foor so, im thinking of maybe cream cupboards

OliviaTJoyce Tue 17-Nov-15 13:05:37

This style of tiles is really in fashion at the moment. You can easily find some inspiration in Pinterest. Okay, maybe my example isn't so accurate, but you can still see the color palette and what goes well with what.

onebusymum Tue 17-Nov-15 13:41:02

Thats great, would love black but maybe too dark for my small kitchen ??

Gatekeeper Tue 17-Nov-15 16:56:44

my cupboards have been painted for years and I havn't scrubbed it off yet!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 17-Nov-15 17:00:05

Maybe do a block in black, where you have two top and bottom the same size. Use spray paint - and place on bricks so you can do edges at the same time

SexNamesRFab Tue 17-Nov-15 17:22:19

I would try French grey.

OliviaTJoyce Tue 01-Dec-15 11:52:21

If you have a small kitchen, dark colours will make it look even smaller, yes. But you can still use them to accentuate using small objects. Your countertop could be black, for example. Anyways, I just gave the idea for an inspiration smile

LastTripToTulsa Sun 27-Dec-15 10:51:27

Grey with gold handles

mrsmeerkat Mon 28-Dec-15 10:40:11

Parisian grey from Annie Sloan is gorgeous and would go will your tiles

I would update the handles too

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