Five Ways to Customize Kitchen Cabinets with Colored Contact Paper

There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf paper or removable wallpaper. Any of the above is a great go-to for enhancing your kitchen cabinets on the fly. Easy to remove, and very affordable, these are also a very do-able stopgap measure before your dream kitchen makeover.

  1. Emily Henderson used striped paper on the toe kick of Joy's office kitchen cabinets, as seen on Design Sponge.
  2. We've featured contact paper from Panyl before. Here Country Living uses it to give some IKEA cabinet fronts a welcome facelift.
  3. Or, go with a cheerful pattern instead of one solid color. This kitchen, from a short-term London rental home, gets its charm from a pretty violet toile. From Liga Studios.
  4. Don't forget that washi tape is really just a narrower cousin of contact paper. Japanese makers MT used this display kitchen to showcase their latest line of wide masking tapes.
  5. Line the insides only for a bright spot in an otherwise neutral kitchen. Julia Childs' childhood kitchen (as seen on Gilded Mint) got a makeover that included some soft-toned wallpaper behind glass front doors.

Would you try any of these some weekend?

(Images: as linked above)