Interior Design Q&A: What to do about “Too-Dark” Cabinetry

October 16, 2016 | 8:03 pm
Cabinetry too dark? Here's what to do about it.
Cabinetry too dark? Here’s what to do about it.


We recently painted Grandmothers’ kitchen wedge wood blue/paper border. She has dark wood cabinets – and it is to dark for her. Help! Do we now paint the cabinets, or is there something you can put on the walls to lighten them?


You may want to paint the walls a lighter color. Trying to just lighten the areas where there is not wallpaper might be an extremely difficult thing to do without repainting the area. For more information, contact Tuckey Restoration at 717-249-7052 or email


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