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Lacquered, Sanded or Painted Kitchen Cabinet Doors: which should you choose?

Posted by admin on December 11, 2018 at 12:51 pm. Filed under: General

Here at Solid Wood Kitchen Cabinets, we are proud to offer kitchen cabinets and doors made from 100% solid oak. To help you create your perfect kitchen, you can choose from a selection of finishes including lacquered, sanded or painted kitchen cabinet doors. In this blog post, we explore the different options for cabinet finishes to help you make the right decision for your home.

Painted Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Both our Traditional and Shaker doors are available in our Signature range of colours. The four options are our most popular Farrow & Ball shades and include All White, New White, Mizzle and Parma Gray. Looking for something more unique? Through our bespoke service, you can select any colour from the entire Farrow & Ball range to achieve the perfect look.

Which Farrow & Ball Colour to Choose?

There are many ways to choose a colour scheme for your kitchen – contemporary or monochrome schemes are just two methods.


Farrow & Ball’s colours, Vardo and Radicchio, combine beautifully to create a complementary colour palette.

Credit : Farrow & Ball

By choosing two shades that sit opposite one another on the colour wheel, you can select a complementary scheme. For example, if your walls are painted teal, like Farrow & Ball’s Vardo, Radicchio red cabinet frontals would be an excellent complementary choice. For a subtler look, pairing a pale version of one of the options is perfect for a less bold design – for example, Vardo would work well with Farrow & Balls Calamine.


Monochrome is not just black, white or grey – it can also be used to describe different shades of the same colour. For a monochromatic yellow scheme, you could select Farrow & Ball’s Babouche, Citron and Yellow Ground. Read more about these yellows in our blog post about Gen Z Yellows.

Babouche, Citron and Yellow Ground by Farrow & Ball work well in a vibrant yellow monochrome scheme.

Credit : Farrow & Ball

Babouche, Citron and Yellow Ground by Farrow & Ball work well in a vibrant yellow monochrome scheme.

Credit : Farrow & Ball

Babouche, Citron and Yellow Ground by Farrow & Ball work well in a vibrant yellow monochrome scheme.

Credit : Farrow & Ball

Lacquered Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Traditional lacquered doors highlight the natural grain pattern of solid oak.

Our lacquered doors showcase the natural tones and grain patterns of solid oak. Each door is sanded smooth and then treated with a three-coat lacquering process. The result is an elegant and timeless finish that will complement your cabinets beautifully. These doors are stain-resistant for easy cleaning, making them as practical as they are aesthetically pleasing.

Sanded Kitchen Cabinet Doors

Sanded Shaker doors are perfect for a contemporary kitchen.

Sanded kitchen cabinet doors are ready for the application of your treatment of choice. They can also be left plain for an effortlessly stunning aesthetic – though this will leave them more susceptible to marks left from kitchen splashes and spills. Although this finish perfectly complements traditional type doors, sanded Shaker doors work equally well with contemporary kitchens.

This blog post was written to help you choose between lacquered, sanded or painted kitchen cabinet doors, but if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Do not forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest for even more inspiration and advice or subscribe to our newsletter for weekly updates on kitchens, trends, offers and more.


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