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December 3, 2008

White Paint for Cabinets

Q. I want to paint my cabinets in the kitchen an antique white. Could you give me some numbers for a nice colour? There are so many different choices.

A. There really are so many beautiful warm whites available these days. Paint companies like Benjamin Moore, Martha Stewart and Pratt & Lambert make lovely whites that will help brighten up any space, while at the same time give a comfy, antique feel to the room.

Make sure to prepare the surface of your cabinets properly before beginning to paint. Use a semi-gloss finish for the cabinets, as an eggshell or pearl finish will not be as easy to clean and wipe down. We think Ancestral White (1426) by Pratt & Lambert is a warm, inviting white that can be paired with many different styles and accents. Depending on the kind of look you want to achieve in your kitchen, you can either paint the cabinets with a solid finish or give them a distressed look. Check with your paint distributor for tips on how to achieve a distressed or antiqued finish for your cabinets.