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Brighten up the kitchen with a splash of color inside the cabinets


Brighten up the kitchen with a splash of color inside the cabinets

POSTED BY administrator on Feb 20 under kitchen

Brighten up the kitchen with a splash of color inside the cabinets
News from Los Angeles Times:

So often we design our homes for others. We focus on the spaces guests will spend time in and decorate with them in mind. In doing so, we often ignore the areas we occupy the most, such as our bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens.

But good home design isn’t about others. It’s about you, and it can be as simple as a tiny design detail.

Recently, my landlord redid the door faces of my kitchen cabinets. The interiors of the cabinets — grungy and unappealing — were left untouched. Every time I opened them, I wanted to close them just as quickly. They had to be fixed. And not just fixed — improved.

Since my apartment is layered with grays, neutrals, metals and woods, I took this project as an opportunity to add an intense pop of color in the kitchen, which is open to the rest of the unit. I chose orange: Benjamin Moore’s Jupiter Glow. It has a retro flair, and I love the combination of gray and orange in a space. Yellow or teal also can be striking.

The painting project was simple. First, I lightly sanded the surfaces with a fine sanding sponge, which I prefer over sanding paper for its easier grip. I didn’t use painter’s tape, as all the shelves and backings were being painted and my cabinet fronts are slightly raised from the interior, creating a natural edge.

I started painting at the top and…………… continues on Los Angeles Times

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