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Black or White Kitchen Cabinets for the Modern Kitchen


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White Kitchen Cabinets: a Bold and Stylish Statement!

Painted white kitchen cabinets can bring together a kitchen design like few other features. These kitchens are about sharp contrast using dark features against the white kitchen cabinets. For example black galaxy granite counter tops, Brazilian cherry floors, or, best of all, a black kitchen cabinet island or dark-stained species such as Dura Supreme’s charcoal glaze, in contrast to their off white Morel paint. If this approach interests you we can render the kitchen designs outcome like a photograph with our special design soft ware.

Two Kinds of Black or White Kitchen Cabinets

There are two kinds of white kitchen cabinets that are pretty different from each other. Thermofoil doors are made using a 3/4″ MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) panel, with white melamine backs which is then pressed using a high quality thermoplastic foil. Thermofoil Doors come in a wide range of solid and wood grain colors. As long as the thermoplastic skin is kept in good shape, the cabinets are easy to clean and the color remains consistent. Classic painted white kitchen cabinets, on the other hand, are wood species cabinets – usually maple species. Tone variations in painted white kitchen cabinets are as varied as white and neutral colors at paint store. There are hundreds of color variations, so make sure to find the right white for you and your kitchen!

Thermofoil White Kitchen Cabinets vs Painted Kitchen Cabinets


Thermofoil looks perfect until there’s a problem, but then it can only be replaced, not fixed. Once the thermoplastic skin has been breached, water can get in and form bubbles beneath the surface. Black or painted white kitchen cabinets don’t have this problem, but they do have a few of their own. Sunlight can adversely affect some cabinets by aging the underlying wood and changing the cabinet’s white tone. Painted white kitchen cabinets can also suffer from minor scratches that wouldn’t make it through the skin of a Thermofoil cabinet. On the other hand, some small scratches, dings and marks are part of the natural distressing of a long-lasting quality cabinet and people often choose white kitchen cabinets that have been pre-distressed.

We Understand the Boldness of Painted Black or White Kitchen Cabinets

And we understand that it takes bravery and conviction to make a bold statement with your kitchen. We have quite a few bold statements in our showroom and we hope that they will inspire you! Make an appointment to come in, sit down with one of our designers to discuss the dozens of options we have in white, black, grey and other varrieties of painted kitchen cabinetry for any room in your home.


In additions to white kitchen cabinets We feature Cabinetry in All Colors, Stains, Highlights and Finishes


Each of our designers have had specialized training in Kitchen Design through NKBA, SEN or ASID, not only in style and structure, but in function and arrangement as well. Unlike many Kitchen and Bath companies, we are not a retail store. We are a design, build, remodeling company, a licensed contractor in Maryland, The District of Columbia and Virginia. So whether you live in DC, Bethesda, Potomac, Olney, Silver Spring, Woodley Park, Adams Morgan Capitol Hill or anywhere else in the region, Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths can design a Great kitchen, addition, or bath for your home. Not only that, but we can also develop permit-able drawings, process the plans to permit, move the walls, floors and ceilings, install lighting, plumbing, tile, and floor. We can even build the house for you if you would like! So give us a call at (301) 251-1880. You can also email the owner, Gary Case, at

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