We recently bought a Tuscan/ Mediterranean home built in 2007. The house has lovely bones but I’m trying to lighten and remove the Tuscan feel. I really love light, traditional interiors. My last kitchen was so beautiful, subway tiles and marble and beautiful light and architecture. Thie new kitchen feel heavy and dark to me and I positively hate the granite. The cabinets are a dark knotty alder. I don’t know if I can paint them? I actually love the cabinets themselves and the appliances are new. I can’t change the travertine floors at this time.
Using lighter colors in your medium-sized room will make it feel more airy and bright for your main color, we chose to use white/off-white as it offers a fresh, clean, feel to the space. White and off-white colors are often a favorite for walls because they are light, neutral, and match most color schemes. They are known to make rooms feel more airy and spacious.
Use an eggshell finish paint which has a very light touch of shine (similar texture to an eggshell as implied by its name). This finish is very often used for walls and is more durable and easier to clean than matte finish Use a semi-gloss paint finish as it is ideal for bathrooms and cabinets. It has a slight shine and is easy to clean.