Know Before You Go
You have figured out the door style you like – now it is time to bring some personality into your space with cabinet door finishes. This choice will establish the final aesthetic of your kitchen cabinet design. We will cover the different types of kitchen cabinet finishes in this post, the manufacturing techniques used, and the pros and cons of each type of finish.
Painted Cabinet Finishes
Your color choices are unlimited when you choose painted cabinets. Our manufacturers offer a full palette of readily available colors, or you can choose from custom-matched colors. As you can see in our featured photo above, painted cabinet finishes can be applied to either obscure or highlight the natural characteristics found in the wood.
How It Is Done
Cabinet manufacturers use a multi-layer application process of primers, pigmented color, and a topcoat. An industry term for painted cabinet doors is opaques. In addition, many painted finish cabinet doors are constructed with high-density fiberboard or maple to ensure a smooth finished product.
Pros: Can match any color in a favorite rug, the living room walls, even a piece of upholstery fabric.
Cons: Even with a professional application and topcoats, painted finishes can need to be repainted in high-use areas. Cabinet Hardware can help protect painted finishes.