Want to learn how to make Beautiful Inked Cabinets?
Cabinet inking gives flat, boring cabinet doors a custom design finish and much needed depth. Inked cabinets are not your typical glaze or distressed look, however. There is no paint or glaze on the smooth surfaces of the cabinets. The inking, or all the dark color, is concentrated in the molding and details. Inked Cabinets, making them pop.
Glazing vs Inking vs Flat Cabinets
If you want a more modern look, cabinet inking can give you the added depth and visual interest without looking old-fashioned, dated or even dirty. The cabinets’ surface details are still accented but the glazed streaks are missing from the flat surfaces.
You can see why this look is very popular. It’s more refined but a warmer look to a flat cabinet with no glazing or highlighting. Flat cabinets can be ultra modern and look good with some styles. But they can very a harsh, cold look that doesn’t suit most home styles.
Here are some of our painted inked cabinets projects…
Quite often we will paint inked upper cabinets and paint a slightly different glaze or dry brushing technique on a kitchen island.
How do I paint inked cabinets?
Cabinet Inking really isn’t hard with the right supplies, preparation work and painting knowledge, but it will take some practice and a steady hand. We have been painting cabinets for XX years and would love to teach you everything we know and have you fast forward the learning curve to painting cabinets and getting an inked look.
You can learn “How to Ink Cabinets” by purchasing our tutorial here. For $37, we include a complete supply list, a step-by-step video demonstration and written instructions. Keep in mind, a custom cabinet job could cost hundreds, if not thousands.