The countertop was black, so she picked a light gray for the uppers and lime green for the lower cabinets to brighten things up.
"Citrus-like colors — orange, yellow and green — look great in a kitchen," she says.3. "Replacing existing doors with glass-paneled ones looks like a major upgrade," Scott says.
A complete overhaul wasn't in the cards (new cabinets are pricey!
), so instead, she gave the cabinetry a fresh coat of paint.
Opt for frosted glass, if you feel like your shelves aren't display-worthy. "If I'm painting a room light gray, I'd add an accent wall that's two shades deeper."5. If you're irked by your kitchen's decades-old light fixture, replace it with a colorful pedant.