Light colors bounce back light and make the space appear larger, while dark colors absorb light and do the opposite. That's why white kitchens always look big and spacious. You might be surprised to hear this, but white (and light) cabinets are often easier to keep clean than those in darker colors. If you've lived through a winter in New England and ever owned a black car, you'll recognize this logic.
Marks and drops can appear on any cabinet color, but on white cabinets they are easy to detect and clean. No, please don't use old paint. The preparation, priming and the type of paint you use are very important. We highly recommend using semi-gloss latex enamel paint for moldings and cabinets.
It's easy to clean, easy to apply and holds up when done correctly. You'll see what our kitchen cabinets look like seven years later). You could consider vertical vinyl blinds for the kitchen window and paint the base cabinet of the island bar and the fireplace frame and the support posts in the living room, all in the same color. Don't get me wrong, I still love the look of the kitchen two years later with the lighter cabinets and I absolutely don't regret making the decision to paint them.
White kitchen cabinets can evoke a variety of design styles and look historically accurate for many household eras. I decided on medium brown maple cabinets, and while they're beautiful, I don't like them as much as I love white cabinets and have always regretted my decision. While my children occasionally hit the cabinets and hit them with toys, those small areas are somewhat protected by the protruding accessories and are actually only touched when the cabinets are opened. While white kitchens are timeless, in recent years kitchen trends have changed to add more color.
If I were remodeling the kitchen now, I would keep painting the cabinets (maybe not white) and get a more uniformly looking quartz. The kitchen is about 13 years old, so it helps to update it and give it a more classic look.