Can I paint bathroom cabinets dark brown?

linnybinnyMarch 27, 2012

We are remodeling (resurfacing, really) our master bathroom. Our current cabinets are original 1970s that I'm sure have been repainted white or some variation of it about a thousand times. We don't have it in the budget to replace the cabinets, so I was wondering if we can paint them a high-gloss dark brown? If so, any color suggestions? I use Sherwin-williams paints. I was thinking about something at the bottom of the paint chip -- too dark?? Thanks y'all!

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terriks

I have seen it done successfully on this forum and in real life several times - I say go for it!

    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 1:09PM
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lachase

I love dark brown and am also considering doing a bathroom cabinet in that color. I say, if you love it, go for it!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 11:57PM
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linnybinny

So I was thinking... do you do a high-gloss or matte paint??

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 12:13AM
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texanniew

We are painting our vanity SW black bean at 60% saturation. They are dark but impressive. We are having dark floors, bainbrook granite and grayish brown walls. It's still a work in process.
We did oil based satin finish.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 9:50PM
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smcox1

I painted my vanity black and used a very high gloss paint. It's not the best picture I took it with my phone but it might give you an idea in how a dark color looks.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2012 at 10:12PM
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susanmiller696

Go ahead, paint them with your favorite color, if you have really thought of painting them so - THOUSAND TIMES :) :)

    Bookmark   April 11, 2012 at 9:25AM
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