This is another one that gets people all fired up on the decor blogs. Typically, an intrepid homeowner will post pics of her kind of glum kitchen and ask, "should I paint these cabinets?" There are always a few folks who chime right in with, "Nooo, that knotty pine is to die for!" Um, no. No, it's not.
I think a painted cabinet can change a kitchen virtually overnight. And for cheap. And I especially like the look of using a different color for top and bottom cabinets. My evidence that this is a good idea? Below.