There’s been an ongoing debate in our home for over a year about painting some dark wood cabinets in our casa. We have dark wood cabinets in our master bathroom and dining room, dark wood countertops in our kitchen and dark wood treads on our staircase too – all of them I love and would never paint.
I love dark wood, especially juxtaposed next to crisp or warm whites – the contrast is divine. The debate in our home has to do with the dark wood built-ins in our windowless family room, which feels like a cave much of the day. I am so drawn to the look of white built-ins in a living or family room space, especially flanking a fireplace.
See how nice they look?