With her warm, rich granite, backsplash and flooring, a stark white without a warm yellow undertone in it might not have pulled it all together.The color (BM Linen White) appears more yellow in some of these shots because of the lighting issues.
Now before we get into the guts n’ the glory, you need to figure out what style of cabinets you have…
So, if you are truly wanting to ‘update’, then you’ll want to restain with a darker, more modern stain colour OR neutralize it with a lighter, more natural stain that doesn’t have the orange/yellow tone.
Realistically, most homeowners (if you have resale in mind) are looking for a more subtle look that is offered by maple, cherry, espresso or painted cabinets.
There are tons of different ways to paint oak cabinets and the way we did it is one among many.
I found the tutorial from Young House Love quite helpful but even did a few things differently after talking to a man at our local paint store.