Painting a kitchen island

How to add color to your kitchen

Are you feeling like you want to change the look of your room without having to paint the entire kitchen? Then I have the answer you're looking for. 

Painting your kitchen island

Picking the color

Picking the color is probably pretty easy. Those new canisters displayed on your counter you have been searching for and finally found because the color was perfect. Or the little picture has that color in it you just had to have. Well, why not paint your island with that color. Here is the easiest part. Take that canister or picture to the store you are purchasing the paint and primer from and have them color match it. 

Applying primer and paint

It's just one coat of primer and two coats of paint (for kitchen or wet rooms you will want either a low sheen/eggshell or semi-gloss sheen depending on the amount of gloss your wanting.) The primer is an important part of the process. It gives the top coat a nice clean canvas and it also acts as a gripper for the paint. Just remember to tint your primer, this will give your topcoat better coverage.

Here is something I did for a client of mine that wanted her island painted. This color she chose is dark but with the light-colored chairs and white baseboard really made this island pop.

Before

 After

Here is another. She went with a brighter color and darker trim.

Before

After

This kitchen had a little more done to it along with the island being painted. I also restained all the cabinets, they had the 20-year-old Honey Oak stain and decided to update to a darker Mahogany, but that's a whole different job.

1 comment

  • You did such a Beauiful Job.

    Norma

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