Should I Stain My Kitchen Cabinets?

It’s a question we’re all too familiar with. Truth is, there are few definitive “rights and wrongs” when it comes to interior design, and the answer will depend on the look you hope to create.

There’s plenty to be said for the natural beauty of wood, and you may very well find that the original color of cherry wood, oak, or alder fits your kitchen space. But stains can add vibrant flair, developing rich and earthy warmth with darker tones, or lending a bright and sunny openness with lighter ones. It’s a fantastic way to put a custom touch on your home.

Wood Type Overview

Wood Type Overview

Considering a remodel with new surfaces? Our overview of cabinet wood types will give you a sense of which materials are most fit for staining. And even if you’re simply hoping to freshen up your existing kitchen with a new tone, Mr. Cabinet Care can help. Who better to deliver a professional look than, well, design professionals?

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Picking a stain color is the first step in every project. Since this will be the hue of much of the kitchen’s surface area, it’s important to identify your goals with the redesign. Will this be a soft and neutral space, with stainless steel and light gray or green overtones? Are you looking for something bolder that contrasts sharply, like a deep red? Dark rich colors, like espresso and cappuccino, promote warmth and encourage gathering and socializing.

Browse our collection of stains and try to picture how the completed project will look. Whatever your needs, we’ll be happy to help you make the best selection.

Once you’ve got a color picked out, it’s time to apply it. But there’s no need to fret over sanding, spreading, and wiping: we take the guesswork and missteps out of the equation. Take a look at the stunning examples in our photo gallery – maybe you’ll even get some inspiration for your own remodel!

Have you ever had a stain that really tied your kitchen together? Let us know in the comments!

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