Updating an old kitchen
A single pop of a retro color such as aqua, melon or chartreuse can be used in a modern way if confined to part of a wall surface, a counter splash-back or a pair of brightly painted stools.Use primary colors or strong food-y colors such as orange, cherry red or eggplant purple as a single accent against a modern monotone.Try to avoid anything that’s too extreme, as there’s already a lot of activity going on in the kitchen and you don’t want it to seem even busier.And always opt for a high-quality paint to ensure a durable finish.
Vintage cookware adds charm to classic and country kitchens – antiques shops, charity shops and e Bay are great sources.
Used in monotone, as a finish for cupboards as well as walls, white and pale colors blur the sharp outlines that may make a kitchen seem cramped.
Contrasting color schemes define spaces more clearly than monotone ones, but they are also highly effective at changing perceptions of shapes and space.
If your cupboards are a bit dated, in terms of style and or colour, why not consider just replacing the doors if the framework is still in good shape?
There are a host of companies that specialise in providing replacement doors.