While white kitchens are timeless, they may have had their heyday, at least for now. According to design trend lists for 2023, colour is making a comeback in all areas of the home – especially in kitchens, with more designers and homeowners opting to replace the monochromatic look with richer tones that add colour and interest.
“Coloured cabinets don’t just add more depth to the look of your kitchen, they’re also more forgiving,” says Mike Koop of Koop Painting and Design, who joined forces with Roll-On Painting last year.
Mike has 25 years of experience in colour and design, having worked extensively all over the region, including considerable time running his own painting and decorating company.
“His expertise with kitchens is legendary,” says Chad Gilchrist, owner of Roll-On Painting.
If you’re not planning a kitchen remodel in the coming months, but want to change up the hue of your cabinetry, you can get the latest looks by simply sanding them down and repainting.
“You don’t need to replace your kitchen,” says Chad. “You can paint it for a fraction of the cost.”
For those looking to add warmth or richness to their kitchen, but aren’t ready to give up their white cabinets altogether, Chad suggests creating a two-tone effect by painting the lower cabinets or kitchen island a different colour than the upper cabinets.
You can also use paint to give greater depth to glass-pane cabinets and buffet hutches by painting the interior a different colour.
“You can go with a warmer neutral like beige or taupe, or a bolder shade of blue or green that accents the natural beauty of the view outside your window,” says Mike. “The options are endless.”
Thanks to the latest technology, you can find or create a custom paint colour to match any source of inspiration, whether that’s your family china or favourite antique.
Mike, Chad, and their team will help you find the right shade, in the right sheen, to give you the right level of lustre and durability to last for years to come.
When it comes to kitchens, Chad says the key is to have your cabinets professionally painted using a durable, easy-to-clean lacquer that can stand up to the traffic of weekend entertaining, and the splatters that can come from the cooking of large family meals.
“The lacquer we use for kitchen cabinets is formulated to stand up to steam, grease, and scratches that come with countless meals being made and shared in your kitchen,” says Chad. “The finish it gives is impeccable, too. It gives a factory finish that will make your cabinets look as good as the day they were built.”
Paint while away
Hiring a professional painter doesn’t just guarantee you professional results, it can also save you the time and energy that could be spent savouring your cottage weekends, and enjoying your guests.
Roll-On Painting has long been a favourite for off-season painting – freshening up cottage interiors, including walls, trim, and baseboards, and exteriors, like siding, window frames, and boathouses. They also have a dedicated finishing facility at Roll-On that allows their team to complete messy tasks like repainting kitchen cabinetry or larger pieces of furniture off-site for their clients.
“We know your cottage time is important, which is why we work with our clients to plan each project around their schedule,” says Chad.
If you’re only up on the weekends, Chad, Mike and their team will work during the week. If you’ll be closing up your cottage once school starts, their team can schedule your project to be completed over the fall or winter months.
“Let us freshen up your cottage while you’re away, so you can come up, entertain and enjoy when you’re ready.”
TEXT SHELANNE AUGUSTINE