I have a question about staining or painting cabinets dark espresso brown. We have just bought a house with kitchen cabinets that are in good shape, but a horrible color. I love the look of really dark cabinets and would like to stain them darker, but I am concerned it will not work very well. For one thing, the cabinets have been refaced and have melamine veneers on the inside part (the part that is visible through the doors). So I might be stuck with painting. I know there are lots of you that have painted your cabinets white, but has anybody tried painting cabinets dark? Any advice would be appreciated!