Q: I live in a townhome. My Kitchen does not have any windows. I have put in granite counter tops, cream and brown. Should I paint the cabinets white to brighten it up?

Dawn Retke

A: Painting your kitchen cabinets would give the room a refreshed, and more complete, look after replacing the countertops.

If you choose a lighter color of paint for the cabinets, it would help the room look larger and, at the same time, make the room brighter. However, keep in mind that it’s also important to pick a color that you like – color is subjective, and there is never a right or wrong answer when it comes to personal taste.