For some the kitchen is sacred in its purity of color and materiality. But for others, it is another opportunity for whimsy and fun. Here are a few examples of people who weren't afraid to use their cabinets as a canvas. Sher and Ritch exposed the contents of their cabinets and then painted the backdrop orange--two bold moves that paid off nicely! painting all your cabinets purple might have to go to the top of the list! David couldn't afford to replace his whole kitchen, so he painted the cabinet doors with a primer and then a couple of coats of striking orange paint. In addition to saving money, he saved another bunch of MDF from a landfill destiny. decor of a wayfarer. Here, his exposed cabinets are measurably enriched by some baby blue.