NY Good Questions: Paint Color For The Kitchen Cabinets?

NY Good Questions: Paint Color For The Kitchen Cabinets?

Maxwell Ryan
Dec 18, 2007

Hello AT,

I need kitchen help!

My boyfriend and I recently moved into a great new rental apartment. We love it and plan to stay for a long time.

The landlord put down a new floor in the kitchen and put in new appliances, which was great.

However, we are now stuck with the dreaded "rental kitchen cabinets" - you know the kind; cheap pressed-wood suffering from wear & tear & water damage...

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To make things worse, the previous tenants had a pest problem. We had an exterminator come before we moved in, but frankly, the cabinets still skeev me out.

I'm voting for tearing them out and replacing them with Ikea cabinets, but my boyfriend would like to try a less drastic and more cost effective approach. He wants to paint them (inside and out).

We are thinking of a dark grey/steel color for the outsides and white inside. Has anyone out there done something similar? Do you have other color suggestions? Other ideas of how to fix this situation?

Thanks! Melissa

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